I incorporate the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbs in my practice. I palpate the radial artery pulse in six positions (chinese pulse diagnosis) and work with observation (tongue, voice, posture…). This helps me to better understand your state of health.
TCM is considered a complementary medical system in much of the western world. It is extremely complex and originated thousands of years ago through meticulous observation of nature, the cosmos, and the human body. Major theories include those of Yin–Yang, the Wu Xing (Five Elements theory), the human body Channel system, Zang Fu organ theory, six confirmations, four layers, etc.
There are approximately 500 Chinese herbs that are in use today of which 250 are commonly used.
Medical Qi Gong is a branch of Chinese Medicine. Like the other branches, Qi Gong works with the subtle energies (Qi) to promote health of the bodymind or return it to balance. It has been practiced for thousand of years and doctors use it today in China. You’ll find a link to a movie here that comes from the National Qi Gong Association of USA. It depicts a series of Qi Gong exercises which you could integrate into your daily life if you so choose. It is an excellent practice that can help maintain and improve health.