Traditional Chinese Medicine

Seattle, Tacoma & Bellevue Clinics

Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture, is a comprehensive medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consists of:

  • Acupuncture: Fine, sterile, one time use needles are put at specific acupuncture points to suggest to the body how to bring itself back into balance. You might also get cupping or moxibustion, burning of a Chinese herb over an acupuncture point.
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine: Uses over 300 different herbs in customized formulas to help patients get better and feel their best.
  • Lifestyle Recommendations: We examine and make personalized recommendations for exercise habits, and types of relaxation based on your lifestyle habits.
  • Nutritional and supplement suggestions personalized according to your condition and constitution.

TCM as preventative medicine

TCM is at its best when treating preventatively, but it also very effectively treats disease, syndromes and symptoms surrounding difficult to cure diseases.

TCM at work

Living well and staying healthy doesn't just benefit the you of today. Think of your health like you do your retirement account. If you don't take care of it now, you won’t be able to reap the benefits later. Maintaining good health now, which is what Traditional Chinese Medicine does best, allows you to live well today and sets you up for a more healthy future and “retirement.” Just like your retirement account, the little bit that you steadily invest in your health now will reap rewards in the future that far outweigh your initial investment.

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There are several ways to diagnosis yourself using Chinese medicine. You can look at the Five Elements or you can diagnose yourself using the Zang Fu method. 

Acupuncture Northwest & Associates has clinics in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue.