Traditional Asian Medicine, also known as TCM, has been founded on nature’s holistic protocol working with the human body to create a balanced state of well being. For an example since we’re warm blooded animals, our body temperature needs to stay warm at somewhere around 97-98.6 degrees F in order to maintain a normal homeostasis activities.
There are two main circulatory systems in our body to govern its every moment of operation – the blood system and lymphatic system. If there’s enough shift either in body temperature or homeostasis activities, the body immediately tries to come back to its normal state. In TCM practice, we call this juggling work of the body Yin Yang balancing. Yin is symbolized as negative charge (-) and Yang positive charge (+).
For diagnostic purposes, we categorize these activities with eight terms: Yin/Yang, Excessive/Deficient, Heat/Cold, and Internal/External. These terms seem like very simple expressions, but they are the essentials of Eight Principles Diagnosis practice which gives the practitioner the larger picture on a patient’s condition.
Acupuncture in Los Angeles
Acupuncture has been used by millions of Americans and is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Acupuncture is now offered as part of Live Well’s treatment options in our Los Angeles office.
Conditions treatable by acupuncture
Acupuncture is safe and painless. Needles are as thin as a human hair. We use disposable needles only.