Chinese medicine, also called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a holistic system of health care that has evolved over thousands of years in China. Rooted in ancient philosophical and cultural traditions, it encompasses a range of psychological and physical practices that include acupuncture, tai chi, cupping, massage, and herbal remedies.
This ancient practice has been used to treat a variety of issues and ailments, including obesity, infertility, pain, and depression. Unlike Western medicine, which often treats symptoms and not the cause of your health issue, Chinese medicine works to address the root of your ailments and promote overall well-being.
At Nutura Clinic in Portland, Oregon, our health providers offer a variety of Chinese medicine modalities, including acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. Here, our Chinese medicine practitioners share what makes Chinese medicine effective, healing, and beneficial to your health.
A key tenet of Chinese medicine is that your body, mind, and spirit are interconnected.
At Nutura Clinic, our practitioners consider your history, lifestyle, diet, and environment to ensure each treatment plan is tailored to your unique needs and circumstances.
Focus on prevention
Chinese medicine places a strong emphasis on preventive care. By identifying imbalances in your body before symptoms manifest, our practitioners work to restore harmony and prevent illness. This proactive approach aligns with the Chinese medicine philosophy that maintaining balance is easier than correcting imbalances.
We consider each individual's unique constitution, tailoring treatments to address specific imbalances and health concerns. This individualized care recognizes that you have your own unique internal landscape and that your path to wellness is unique. With this philosophy in mind, you receive an individualized treatment plan.
Chinese medicine not only focuses on physical health but also on mental and emotional well-being. Practices such as tai chi and Qigong promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance mental clarity. The mind-body connection is integral to Chinese medicine's holistic approach to health.
Many people turn to Chinese medicine practices such as acupuncture for pain relief without addictive medication. Studies show that acupuncture triggers your nervous system to release beta-endorphins, the "feel-good chemicals" and natural painkillers.
Acupuncture can help those with osteoarthritis pain, lower back pain, neck pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome and reduce the need for prescription medication.
If you're ready to try Chinese medicine or have questions about the practice, contact Nutura Clinic to schedule a consultation by calling our office or requesting an appointment online today.