Richmond Hill Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back well over 2,000 years and is based on the concept of maintaining balance between the Yin and the Yang. The Yin is essentially negative or passive, and the Yang essentially positive or active. This belief system recognizes that most things harbour within them both elements and that they are not so much “opposite” as they are “complementary”. However, in order to maintain good overall health one needs to ensure these complementary forces are properly balanced.
Accessible and Effective Richmond Hill Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine has been proven over the centuries to be a highly effective way to achieve and maintain good health regardless of one’s cultural or ethnic background. At Richmond Hill Herbal Medicine we use this collection of ancient knowledge to treat a wide array of ailments, conditions, illnesses and diseases including:
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Chronic Pain
- Skin Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Anxiety and Stress
- Cardiovascular Problems
- Mood Disorders
A Preventive Approach
While Chinese Herbal Medicine is certainly effective in treating all of the above ailments and more it is not strictly a reactive belief system. Indeed, just as much or more emphasis is given to maintaining overall well-being by preventing as many of these conditions as possible from arising in the first place. Many Chinese herbs have antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties that can be used to prevent the onset of a number of illnesses. Other Chinese Herbs are incorporated into the diet to help boost the immune system and thereby ward off a host of other ailments.
The Role of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is used to ensure the body’s essential energy or Qi is flowing properly along its internal meridians. It is used to treat all types of illness and other conditions and is also extremely effective in reducing and in some cases eliminating pain associated with injury or other factors. Acupuncture is recognized today by all responsible medical authorities the world over. At Richmond Hill Herbal Medicine our acupuncturists are fully licensed and registered practitioners of this ancient form of healthcare who have helped scores of people both maintain optimal health and to return to robust health following illness or injury.
Compassion and Care for You
Chinese Herbal Medicine represents a holistic approach to health that emphasizes prevention as much as reaction. In that sense the underlying principles upon which this ancient science is constructed are diametrically opposed to those of Western Medicine, which by and large seeks to treat ailments after they have already appeared. Certainly Chinese Herbal Medicine is also effective in treating existing conditions but those of us who practice it appreciate its preventive nature even more.
If you are looking for a more holistic, less confrontational method of attaining optimal health call us and schedule a consultation. We’re Richmond Hill Herbal Medicine at Richmond Hill Acupuncture and Natural Therapy Clinic and were here to help you achieve a higher degree of overall well-being.