The Healing Art of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with a history of over 2,000 years. It is based on the theory of 14 channels in the body, where Qi (pronounced /chi/) circulates to maintain good health. The channels are associated with different organs, and when the free flow of Qi is interrupted due to internal or external factors, it can lead to illness.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, which stimulate the flow of Qi and restore balance. The acupuncture points are selected based on the patient’s individual symptoms, which are determined through a comprehensive evaluation that takes into account their medical history, lifestyle, and other factors.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of health conditions, including chronic pain, migraines, infertility, digestive disorders, anxiety, and depression. It is also commonly used as a complementary therapy to support conventional medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer.
In addition to acupuncture, TCM includes other modalities such as herbal medicine, cupping, and moxibustion. Herbal medicine involves the use of natural plant-based remedies to promote healing and balance in the body. Cupping involves the application of suction cups to the skin, which helps to relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. Moxibustion involves the burning of mugwort, a type of herb, on or near the skin to stimulate healing.
Acupuncture and other TCM modalities are gaining popularity worldwide as a natural and effective way to promote health and wellness. Research continues to explore the mechanisms of action behind acupuncture and its effectiveness in treating various conditions.
If you are considering acupuncture or other TCM therapies, it is important to seek out a qualified practitioner who is trained in TCM and licensed to practice acupuncture in your area.
ABout Nizan Pery
I am an accomplished acupuncturist and mother of 3 who lives in Toronto. Throughout my life I’ve sought acupuncture for the health and wellbeing of myself and my children. Despite being drawn to traditional Chinese medicine, I did not start my professional life as an acupuncturist. In my previous career as an environmental geologist, I led projects aimed at healing and protecting our environment. Through these projects I came to appreciate how important our surroundings are for our own health and wellbeing. Eventually, I decided to make a career change and pursue my passion for acupuncture. As my knowledge in traditional Chinese medicine deepened I was astounded by it profound understanding of the physical and mental challenges we encounter throughout our lives. I am now grateful for having the opportunity to treat and improve the quality of life of others using this holistic approach.
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Trust, Transparency and Information – Because both patient and practitioner play a role in the healing process I strongly believe that patients should remain informed and engaged during all stages of therapy. I therefore encourage my patients to ask questions and provide feedback at every session.