The body is more than the sum of its parts. This is how you could sum up the guiding principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Here, subjects and their entire bodies are viewed as complex systems connected to their environment. The traditional curative methods are based on the philosophic-medicinal assumption that life energy, the Qi, flows through the body via meridians and strongly influences one’s well-being.
Disruptions of the energy flow can lead to physical and psychological disorders and can ultimately promote diseases.
In order to counter diseases and disorders, TCM relies on curative practices which positively stimulate and stabilize the energy flow in the body.
Many symptoms can be cured, alleviated, or even avoided through this alternative, holistic, and natural method.
Therefore, in our practice, we look at your medical history and diagnose your conditions using TCM methods as well as procedures from academic medicine. But we also thoroughly examine the physical and mental life circumstances affecting your body and its health.
Types of therapy in TCM
Our types of therapy aim at combating, in a holistic fashion, the factors impacting your health in a negative way.
To that end, we use different types of therapy, which we adjust individually to our patients and their conditions:
- acupuncture: classical body acupuncture, ear acupuncture, head acupuncture, electric acupuncture
- cupping: Diversion/expulsion by creating suction
- moxibustion therapy: Warming of specific energy points through hot herbs
- Gua Sha therapy: Repeated scraping on oiled skin using a blunted edge
- herb therapy for internal and external use
- TUINA therapy: Chinese manual (massage) therapy
- Qigong therapy: an individual, energetic treatment
- tongue and pulse diagnostics from a TCM point of view