Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practised in China and the Far East for over 2,500 years. The principal aim of TCM is to treat the whole person’s emotional and physical state to recover and maintain homeostasis for optimal health. This is attained by ensuring the smooth flow of the body’s vital internal energy- called Qi (pronounced “chee”) and harmonising the forces of Yin and Yang. TCM observes the body as a holistic entity and through the smooth flow of Qi and finely balancing Yin and Yang, do the internal organs also attain equilibrium.

Qi circulates throughout the body, beneath the skin through a series of pathways called Channels. Channels have a close connection with each organ, thus they interconnect the organs and the internal-external body as an integrated whole through the movement of Qi.

The flow of Qi may be disturbed by various factors including hereditary factors, emotional stress, poor nutrition, weather and environmental conditions, trauma, infections and poisons. The principal aim of TCM in treating each person as a whole is to take these factors into consideration in order to balance the physical and emotional aspects of the individual to attain equilibrium.
TCM is a health care system which includes 5 components to naturally heal and promote optimal health by enhancing the body’s systems to rebalance itself. It focuses on not only reducing and eliminating symptoms, but also addressing and treating the cause of the condition or disease.

The 5 components of TCM include:

Christine Kim offers acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine appointments to treat a variety of conditions.  Please see more details about the therapies offered and the types of conditions that may be treated by clicking on the quick links below.


Chinese Herbal Medicine


Conditions for which Acupunture and Chinese herbal medicine may treat: