Traditional Chinese medicine holds that the body’s vital energy (chi or qi) circulates through channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions.
Gracie focuses on four major modalities of traditional Chinese medicine treatment:
Before the traditional Chinese medicine treatment, a comprehensive analysis of the client’s health problems will be assessed and noted. A treatment plan will then be recommended by Gracie, and following client approval, treatment will commence. Although clients have experienced results after only 1 or 2 treatments, Gracie has found in her practice that the greatest benefit is realized after 3 to 5 treatments, with occasional maintenance treatments following initial treatment.
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While health is perceived as harmonious interaction of these entities and the outside world, disease is interpreted as a disharmony in interaction. Traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis aims to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony, by measuring the pulse, inspecting the tongue, skin, and eyes, and looking at the eating and sleeping habits of the person as well as many other things.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Its philosophy is based on Yinyangism (i.e., the combination of Five Phases theory with Yin-yang theory), which was later absorbed by Daoism