Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Bringing Eastern and Holistic Therapy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a form of Eastern holistic medicine. Practiced according to ancient Taoist philosophies. It dates back more than 5,000 years. Presently, TCM is practiced side by side with Western medicine in many medical offices around the world. In 2012, the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine certified Dr. Hall to practice TCM. We offer many therapies, including both body meridian and auricular based needling, along with herbal remedies and Gua Sha.
The theoretical framework of TCM has a number of key components:
Yin-Yang is based on an ancient concept of two opposing, yet complementary forces, that shape the world and all life—is central to TCM. The symbol is one of balance.
Qi is Life Force Energy
In the TCM view, a vital energy or life force called Qi, pronounced, “chee” circulates in the body through a system of neuro-chemical pathways called meridians. Good health is an ongoing process of maintaining balance and harmony in the circulation of Qi. Sterile needles can be used to refocus and redirect Qi around the body and through energetic blockages.
Qi is life force energy emanating from the central solar system and passed through out the universe into our lives. It projecting itself to the world and those who inhabit it.
TCM and Epigenetics
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old and has changed little over the centuries, originating with the Huangdi Neijing, literally the Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor. Its basic concept is that a vital force of life, called Qi, surges through the body. If the Qi is imbalanced it can cause disease and illness. This imbalance is thought to be caused by an alteration in the opposite and complementary forces that make up the Qi. These are called yin and yang. Ancient Chinese also believed that humans are microcosms of the larger surrounding universe, and are interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. Balance between health and disease is a key concept. TCM treatment seeks to restore this balance through treatment specific to the individual.
TCM also uses the theory of five elements—fire, earth, metal, water, and wood—to explain how the body works; these elements correspond to particular organs and tissues in the body. The environment we inhabit is essential to understanding how Qi may be energized or diminished. It is believed that to regain balance, you must achieve the balance between the internal body organs and the external elements.
The TCM approach uses eight principles to analyze symptoms and categorize conditions: cold/heat, interior/exterior, excess/deficiency, and yin/yang (the chief principles).
Underlying the practice of TCM is a unique view of the world and human body that differs from Western medical concepts. The view is based on the ancient Chinese perception. Humans are microcosms of the larger, surrounding universe—interconnected with nature and subject to its forces.
The human body is regarded as an organic entity in which the various organs, tissues, and other parts have distinct functions, but are all interdependent. In this view, health and disease relate to balance of the functions. Dr. Hall has created an entire energetically balanced (Feng Shui) office suite in his office designed to provide TCM and to bring the mind and body into alignment.
Price $250 per session