tests and equipment are not used in TCM for diagnostic purposes. In
TCM, every symptom is taken seriously, and tongue and pulse are
examined. The diagnosis depends on the symptoms and the examinations.
underlying cause of the symptoms is treated as early as possible to
prevent diseases from occurring.
length of treatment depends on the nature, severity, and history of
each person's health problems, as well as the general health of an
individual. Other factors are the patient's attitude, diet and
lifestyle. Usually it is necessary to begin with one or two treatments
per week. Many conditions can be alleviated very rapidly with
acupuncture and herbs. Even though your symptoms may begin to improve
quickly, this is not the time to stop treatment. Continuing care
encourages your body to heal completely and faster, rather than
on-again, off-again treatments only when symptoms appear. Correcting
the root cause of the problem will take time, but will result in lasting
benefits. Without continued care, your organs and Qi (energy force
running through the meridians) will return to their unhealthy state.
Once balance has been reestablished it is beneficial to return for
monthly or seasonal check-ups to maintain your health.
everyone can reach complete correction. Sometimes a person's problem
has reached a point that complete correction is impossible. For the
latter case we will work to bring your health up to its greatest