• What is Traditional chinese medicine?

TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, is an Ancient yet completely modern way of healing. It is one of the oldest healing systems on the planet - for thousands of years TCM has been helping people discover their true potential! 

This amazing system of health care includes:

      • Acupuncture

      • Chinese Herbal Medicine

      • Remedial massage (anmo tuina)

      • Exercise and breathing therapy such as Qigong

      • and diet and lifestyle advice. 

TCM has an uninterrupted history of development in China and other parts of East Asia dating back thousands of years. The philosophy behind TCM is that good health relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony, balance and order in a person's life. 

We take a holistic approach to understanding the normal function and disease processes. TCM philosophy focuses just as much on the prevention of an illness, as it does the treatment of it. 

There are three key principles in TCM which we have outlined below.

you are connected to nature

You are completely connected to nature. Changes in nature are always reflected in your body. That's why when I assess a patient, I look for factors in the particular season, geographical locations, time of day, as well as your age, genetics, and the condition of your body when looking at your health issues. 

you were born with a natural self-healing ability

Everything that you need to heal yourself exists within your being! Your body is a microcosm that reflects the external environment. Think about it: nature has a regenerative capacity and so do you. Chinese Medicine helps you to restore this self-healing function. 

prevention is the best cure !

Your body is constantly showing signs about the state of your health. If you catch these signs and symptoms early, you can prevent something more complicated and serious arising. Chinese Medicine teaches you how to read the messages your body communicates with you. 

In short, it's all about harmony and balance within your body. And, it's not just a few people who believe in it's power to heal... there have been lots of positive studies that demonstrate the posivite results Chinese Medicine can have. What's more, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are officially recognised by the World Health Organisation as a highly effective and legitimate form of health care that has been practiced for over 2000 years.

Using these principles, Vaughn will be able to give you a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis to any ailment you may be suffering from. This diagnosis is then used as the basis for your treatment involving Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine.