“Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principal of wisdom. To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one feels thirsty or forging weapons after the war has already begun.”
– Huang di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine), 4th Century BC
WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards the human body as a whole integrated system.
According to TCM, disease occurs when the body is unable to adapt to changes and demands placed upon it causing an imbalance.Therefore, the essential art of TCM is to restore balance to all systems in the body; circulatory, nervous, vital organs and hormonal.
This is done through the administration of acupuncture, herbal medicine, food cures, massage, and exercise.
DID YOU KNOW CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINES ARE SAFE?
Chinese herbal medicines consist of more than 5,000 substances derived from flowers, plants, and mineral sources. The use of these substances can be traced back to 1,000 BC.
Unlike medications that have multiple side effects, one of the most appealing qualities of Chinese herbal medicine is the low risk or side effects. Herbal medicine uses all the constituents of the flower, plant and mineral sources. The herb is completely balanced, and therefore has minimal side effects.
Western Herbs or Chinese Herbs
How are they different? Western Herbal Medicine tends to use less herbs to treat just one specific symptom. A Chinese Herbal formula has as many as 20 different herbs blended into a carefully balanced recipe specifically tailored for each person’s health condition and the pattern that it presents.
“Whats Good Wellness has been my first experience with traditional Chinese medicine and it has been a very pleasant experience from first contact to the present. The facility is clean and comfortable and the staff are professional, friendly and helpful. It’s an innovative concept to have an eatery in the same space as the clinic but it embodies the philosophy that health is a matter of the whole person. Thanks Kim, Katrina and Andrew for helping this migraine-prone skeptic to better health!“