What is Oriental Medicine?

 

ChartOriental Medicine (OM), sometimes known as Chinese Medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine, is one of the world’s oldest professional systems of medicine. OM is a sophistocated science that has been constantly refined for the last 3,000 years. It is a complete medical system that includes a wide variety of therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, medical massage, and Qigong.

Unlike other forms of medicine, Oriental Medicine treats both the underlying cause of a disease as well as its symptoms. At its core, TCM seeks to restore dynamic balance in the body as all diseases are understood as a departure from homeostasis and normal physiological functioning. Community Acupuncture of the Berkshires offers the benefit of the accumulated experience of Chinese medical knowledge in a professional setting relevant to today’s patient.

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