Eastern medical practices including acupuncture and herbal medicine are some of the oldest medical treatment therapies in history. The earliest recorded manuscripts and evidence of acupuncture meridians originated in China and dates back to more than 2,500 years ago. However, it is believed to have been practiced for more than 4,000 years!
Even with the same symptoms, no two individuals have the same internal conditions and the pathomechanism for disease may be different. Rather than focusing on a specific symptom, Eastern medicine excels by taking a holistic view of the body and addressing the underlying pathological factors that may lead to the manifestation of various symptoms. By using a macro lens to examine the complex interaction of organ systems, channel meridians and pathological substances, Eastern medicine can treat many seemingly unrelated conditions by identifying and correcting the root cause.
Eastern medicine incorporates a combination of treatment modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na massage, gua sha, cupping and moxibustion to bring balance to opposing forces that may be manifesting as symptoms or disease. Be sure to read more about each one!