To balance is to heal.— Huang Di Nei Jing
Illness is not a defect; it’s a message.
And when it comes to helping you heal,
two systems of medicine can help.
Western Medicine, also called Allopathic or Conventional medicine, is the science of chemistry. Advances in this field are powerful and often used in situations that need urgent attention. For example, if you are in an accident or have a heart attack, Western Medicine can save your life. However, when it comes to disease prevention and the treatment of chronic disease, conventional medicine often leaves people with lingering symptoms.
Eastern Medicine, sometimes called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), can be thought of as the science of physics. Its focus isn’t chemistry but energy, harmony, and balance. This ancient system has been around for thousands of years and works with the body as a whole to restore the function of organ systems and keep the body healthy. You wouldn’t use TCM in a medical crisis, but when it comes to restoring and maintaining health TCM is powerful medicine.
TCM uses many different healing modalities.
Treatment is typically a combination of the following:
- Acupuncture (the practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points, especially to cure disease or relieve pain)
- Moxibustion (the burning of herbal leaves on or near the body)
- Cupping (the use of warmed glass jars to create suction on specific points of the body)
- Tui Na (Massage)
- Movement and concentration exercises (such as tai chi)
- Herbal remedies
Traditional Chinese Medicine: What to Expect
MotlMD offers Traditional Chinese Medicine assessments(including pulse and tongue evaluation) as a part of every initial consultation. This helps to get a more detailed understanding of the imbalances contributing to your symptoms and form a more accurate diagnosis.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Based on your assessment and treatment preferences, acupuncture, herbs, or other holistic modalities may be recommended. These therapies may be added to conventional treatments or used as primary treatments for those desiring a more holistic treatment approach.
After the initial assessment and recommendations, clients have the option to receive personalized TCM. Treatment is available at our Center, or if desired, we can help you locate a qualified TCM provider in your area.
Traditional Chinese medicine, specifically acupuncture, is safe and can be used to support the following conditions:
- Chronic Pain
- And more!
We believe mental health treatment is more than suppressing symptoms —
It’s a return to health and vitality!
At MotlMD, we view symptoms through multiple diagnostic lenses to increase your chances of getting the right diagnosis and treatment. TCM is part of how we uncover the cause of your imbalance and work to restore both your mind and body to balance.
Schedule your Traditional Chinese Medicine + Acupuncture appointment or a complementary acupuncture phone consultation to ask questions and learn how acupuncture may benefit your specific health goals!