Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches people how to stay well, how to keep their bodies, minds and spirits free to function optimally, free to move and be happy. How to quiet a chattering mind, eat well, breathe better, think more clearly, and move better.

Imagine not having the energy or clarity to make positive choices about food, exercise or pursue your hobbies that bring you joy. The key to a happy life is good health. When you lose your health, even for a short time, it affects almost every aspect of your life.

Here at HCA, we see the effects of poor mental and physical health that our clients struggle with on a daily basis, and it’s our ultimate goal to achieve for them not only fair compensation, but in line with our philosophy that you deserve more – you deserve better health, mind, body and soul. When we have good health, we are free to live life more fully and it is an upward positive spiral.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been known to assist patient rehabilitation in areas such as brain injury, prosthetic services, stroke patients, chiropractic, Bells Palsy, depression and so much more.

What’s Acupuncture? Well, it involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles at specific body points or “energy pathways.” The inserted needles act to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” hormones. This can create a calming, relaxing effect, which counteracts the need for excessive eating brought about by increased stress, frustration or anxiety. In this respect, acupuncture can calm those so afflicted and help them lose weight without resorting to drugs.

What’s Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine? It is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as TCM that has an uninterrupted history of development dating back thousands of years in China and other parts of East Asia. TCM is a natural and holistic system of primary health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds to effectively treat a wide range of chronic and acute health problems. There are over 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine – most are of plant origin, though some are animal or mineral based. Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed either singly or made into formulae which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. A well-constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimizing the unwanted effects of an individual herb.

As with all medical conditions, always seek the advice of a doctor before commencing a health plan.

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