Complementary and Alternative Medicine takes a holistic approach to your health. Unlike more conventional methods, alternative treatments look at the individual as an interconnected set of systems. Rather than focusing on symptom mitigation, these treatments focus on restoring the optimal balance of your physical, mental, energetic, and spiritual dimensions. Some alternative therapies have a particular focus on the mind or body, while others may focus more on the energetic state or the spiritual aspects of the person. But all of them recognize the existence and the importance of all one person’s different layers.
What is it? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), offers a perspective on the nature of illness and health that is uniquely different from, and is complementary to Western Medicine. In TCM, human beings are deeply connected with all the phenomena of nature; formed from nature’s essential elements and subject to its laws of growth and change. Health can be defined as a harmonious relationship between one's own internal condition and one’s external environment; there must be a balance between [...]
What is it? Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles through the skin at specific points on the body with the intention of manipulating Qi (life energy). The belief is that Qi is carried through meridians in the body. If the Qi is blocked or imbalanced, it causes dysfunction and illness. When an acupuncture needle is placed into the meridian, this opens up the flow of Qi and helps alleviate symptoms. Acupuncture is completed with the user of sterile/disposable needles that are in [...]
What is it? Homeopathy is a natural form of alternative medicine with multiple benefits that is used by more than 200 million people around the world to treat different conditions. The underlying principle behind homeopathy is “like cures like”. What this means is that a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. The term homeopathy or homeopathic medicine has also been confused with natural or alternative solutions simply found in th [...]