Alina Sepeda L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., M.S.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the all-encompassing term for the combined treatment modalities or therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, Chinese herbs and other therapies as well. TCM is an ancient and complete medical system that has been practiced for more than 2,000 years in China and Eastern Asia. Only in 1972 however, during Richard Nixon’s visit to China, was Traditional Chinese Medicine brought back to the United States. Since then, the use of TCM as an alternative to Western medicine has steadily grown because of its ability to address virtually any condition, the very safe nature of it, and how it has positive affects on the entire body including, but not limited to: increased energy levels, better sleep and digestion, stress reduction, and pain relief.