Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Long before modern medicine was conceived, Western medicine has been used to treat a wide range of afflictions. Allergies, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, depression, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, as well as many others have been treated with eastern techniques.
These oriental techniques have withstood the test of time and have developed over thousands of years. Oriental medicine, at its most rudimentary level relies on maintaining the balance between Yin and Yang energies. Over close to three millennium practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have perfected the practice of achieving and more importantly maintaining that balance. Practitioners of oriental medicine integrate various techniques in order to heal the body as well as the mind. These techniques involve acupuncture, herbology, gua-sha and many more.
Amongst all of the practices in Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture is the most popular. In over two thousand years the practitioners have mapped over 1300 acupuncture points across the human body. These points form a network of interconnected energy channels. In Oriental medicine these channels are called “meridians”. “Qi” (chee) is the life energy which flows throughout the body and is responsible for all of the physiological processes in the body. Practitioners of oriental medicine pronounced believe that any affliction is the result of an imbalance in the Qi. By diagnosing the source of the imbalance, whether it is a blockage, excess, or deficiency in the Qi, the practitioner can determine which points need to be stimulated to restore balance to the Qi. Modern scientist believe that the success of acupuncture comes from its ability to influence the central nervous system. Because of this acupuncture is successful in treating all sorts of diseases such as acute and chronic pain, allergies, fatigue, anxiety, and many other diseases. The procedures are relatively painless. The process involves the insertion of sterile, single use, hair thin needles into the acupuncture points. The needles are painless and once they are inserted the procedure is very relaxing. The amount of treatments needed is determined by the severity and nature of your condition. Acute conditions may require 2-3 treatments, chronic condition however my require series of 10 treatments. Different people respond differently to acupuncture, however the treatments have something for everybody. Another reason for the effectiveness of these treatments is that the treatments have no side effects. That’s right with the help of acupuncture you will never have to worry about whether the approach used is doing your body more harm than good. If you want to feel better and live happier schedule an appointment with us today!
Herbal remedies in Traditional Chinese Medicine have existed as long as acupuncture. As a result they are often together to produce the results. Today there hundreds of herbal remedies which can be used to treat almost any condition. Like acupuncture, herbal remedies are used to balance the bodily Qi. Each meridian is associated with one of the bodily organs. An imbalance in one of the organs can be corrected with the use of specially designed remedies which target the imbalance. Selecting the right remedy can work wonders for your health, energy and overall well-being. Additionally all of the remedies which we offer come from high quality unadulterated herbs and are safe to use. Herbal remedies are very powerful tools to help restore the balance in the Qi and the right treatment, like acupuncture, has no negative externalities. Having said that I want to emphasize the fact that these remedies while all natural can cause your body harm if taken improperly. Therefore we strongly advise you to never self-prescribe these remedies. For best results contact us and we will devise a custom plan of remedies which are specific to your body’s needs.
Dr. Olga Selcova is one of the most experienced specialists in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Philadelphia and her office situated in the heart of Northeast area of the town.