Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist

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Genesis Natural Medicine Center

Integrative Oncology & Naturopathic Medicine located in Tucson, AZ

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including acupuncture, can help restore your body, mind, and spirit. When it comes to natural treatment methods, the expert team of naturopathic doctors at Genesis Natural Medicine Center in Tucson, Arizona, often recommends acupuncture as part of your individualized plan. Acupuncture is a gentle, yet effective way to balance your body’s energy, or “qi,” so you can get relief from a variety of symptoms related to acute and chronic health conditions. Acupuncture is a safe way to incorporate TCM into your wellness routine. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Q & A

What is traditional Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, has been in practice for more than 3,000 years. Acupuncture is a major part of TCM that aims to correct the imbalance of energy within your body that occurs as a result of illness. Through acupuncture, the team at Genesis Natural Medicine Center realigns and balances your body’s internal qi so it can flow more freely and reduce a wide variety of symptoms — from joint pain to headaches to indigestion. 

How does Chinese acupuncture work?

Chinese acupuncture functions to regulate your life energy that travels along 14 primary pathways, or meridians, in your body. When your acupuncturist inserts tiny needles along these meridians, it helps to re-establish the optimal flow of energy in each channel. Chinese acupuncture can push energy out of places of congestion to help it flow more freely, and therefore, alleviate problems. 

Japanese acupuncture, another form of this healing technique, follows the same principles of Chinese acupuncture, but doesn’t insert the needles into your skin. Instead, needles on the surface of your skin manipulate your body’s energy flow through gentle touch on acupoints — the areas associated with energy flow or a specific ailment.

Like many forms of TCM, acupuncture is a natural healing art that recognizes the mind-body-spirit connection. Instead of using medication to heal the body, Chinese acupuncture takes a natural approach to correct the imbalances at their core. Both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture have the potential to affect you mentally, emotionally, and physically, and revitalize your body and keep it in tune. 

What can I expect with Chinese acupuncture?

Everyone responds in a unique way to the practice of ancient Chinese medicine, including acupuncture treatments. After your acupuncture session, you may feel energized, or you may not feel any different than you did when you came in. Regardless of how you feel, Chinese acupuncture changes the energy in your entire body in some way and is a step toward helping your body heal itself.

What health conditions can benefit from Chinese acupuncture treatments?

Chinese acupuncture can address a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Sinus problems and respiratory disorders
  • Stress
  • Weight loss
  • Injuries 
  • Labor pain
  • Menstrual cramps

Essentially, because acupuncture rebalances the energy in your body, it can be useful to treat numerous physical and emotional ailments. As part of your comprehensive treatment plan, the naturopathic team of experts at Genesis Natural Medicine Center may recommend Chinese or Japanese acupuncture to help your body heal and improve your overall health and wellness. 

To learn more about TCM and how you might benefit from it, contact the office by phone or book an appointment online.

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