Acupuncture And Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr Siminovich-Blok frequently complements and enhances her naturopathic treatments with her Traditional Chinese Medicine training and perspective. In Traditional Chinese Medicine health is perceived as harmonious interaction of functional entities and the outside world. Disease is interpreted as a disharmony in that interaction. Those functional entities regulate digestion, breathing, aging etc.
Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis involves tracing symptoms to an underlying disharmony pattern, mainly by taking the pulse, and inspecting the tongue for color, coating, body structure and geography. Scientific research has led to the development of several theories about how acupuncture works: Increasing the flow of blood to the needle site on one side, and stimulating the endocrine system, immune system, brain and central nervous system.