Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of health care, developed and refined over the course of 4,000 years. Featuring therapies such as acupuncture, TCM has stood the test of time and still serves as comprehensive, primary medical care in the Far East where it is seamlessly integrated with modern medical therapies. Over the past 40 years, acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the West for the treatment of everything from pain to digestive disorders, menstrual issues and menopausal symptoms to general stress management.
Many people think they need to have an injury or chronic pain in order to benefit from acupuncture, but the truth of the matter is that Chinese medicine views mental/emotional imbalance as the deepest root of disease. Chronic anger, worry, grief, fear... and stress in general eventually lead to physical disease. Because of the importance placed on balanced emotions and a healthy mental outlook, acupuncture is very effective at treating stress and creating a harmonious state of balance - promoting peace of mind and long-term physical health and vitality.
Because the holistic medical approach focuses on treating the whole person rather than isolated symptoms, it is ideally suited to help promote and maintain health. Almost everyone comes to their first acupuncture session to treat a specific problem but many continue with periodic "maintenance" treatments because they report having more energy, sleep better, have stronger immune systems, and generally just feel better overall.
At Bridge to Higher Health, we're committed to providing effective, comprehensive acupuncture treatments in a warm, welcoming environment. Investing in your health while you are healthy is the best way to stay healthy. If you already have health issues, Chinese medicine offers virtually side-effect free treatment possibilities that can complement conventional therapies and may help you improve your health far beyond the symptoms that are bothering you.
Contact Bridge to Higher Health today for further information or to schedule an appointment