Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophy, your body, mind, and spirit are pieces of an interdependent energetic whole. Optimal health comes when the parts are in balance. 

At Merriam Park Acupuncture, we relieve pain and other ailments with TCM alone or as a complement to Western medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine:

  • dates back more than 2,000 years.
  • is a holistic and preventative philosophy and practice.
  • uses diagnostic tools to discover the root cause of your symptoms.

What is Qi?

The word Qi (pronounced “chee”) translates to “breath,” air,” or “gas” — the fuel that keeps us alive. Many cultures, both ancient and contemporary, have a similar word or concept. 

Qi is the life force that flows through every living being, performing many necessary functions in the body. Essentially, a healthy flow of Qi is key to maintaining well-being.

Yin and Yang

In Taoist theory, everything in the universe is made of two opposing yet complementary forces — yin and yang. One is not better or more beneficial than the other. Yet when these forces are out of balance in your body or mind, your optimal health is compromised. 

Your body can become unbalanced for a variety of reasons. TCM aims to understand the cause and restore balance to your body, mind, and life.  

Signs your body, mind, and spirit are out of balance:

  • addiction
  • anxiety, depression, and insomnia
  • chronic illness
  • digestive issues
  • migraines
  • chronic headaches
  • lack of energy 
  • chronic pain

Merriam Park Acupuncture practices five Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques:

Your practitioner will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs.

Restoring your body and mind balance

Merriam Park Acupuncture practitioners help ease your physical and emotional pain by bringing your body back into balance. With optimal health restored, you can reach your full potential in all areas of your life.

Start your natural healing journey to optimal health today.