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DR. LAUREN MACINTOSH
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient healing model that uses herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, exercise and nutrition to treat and prevent illness. TCM views the body as a complex, interconnected entity, rather than separate systems or organs. The energy that flows through the body is known as the "Qi".
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points along the body in order to activate the body's healing response and optimize the flow of energy (Qi). When the Qi is out of balance or not flowing properly, the Qi is considered deficient and therefore disease or illness occurs. Acupuncture is beneficial to minimize symptoms and address the root cause of illness.
Acupuncture stimulates the body to release endorphins, the body's natural pain-relieving hormones, which decreases pain and encourages natural healing.
Acupuncture is commonly used to treat acute or chronic pain, fertility, hormone imbalances, stress, headaches, digestive concerns and many more.