What is TCM Acupuncture?
TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture works by re-tuning your body's energy system to restore organ function and balance. By stimulating chi or Qi energy in the body, specific energy paths or meridians are blocked or unblocked.
Techniques used to stimulate qi and bood include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and massage
The body’s systems are stimulated to relearn its own shortcuts to self-heal, restoring your immune, digestive, circulatory and other systems.
What are the benefits of TCM Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a specially designed way to treat a number of ailments and is quite effective. It produces positive results and improvements in less time. According to its practitioners, it is an energy medicine and it can be used to treat over a thousand conditions, chronic illnesses included.
Naturopathic Doctors receive 4 years of TCM training, including theory, diagnosis and treatment using acupuncture and chinese herbs. In TCM, like Naturopathy, the doctor finds and treats the cause of ailments, rather than treating symptoms. By unearthing the paths that are blocked and out of balance in the organs, an acupuncturist works to open the energy pathways, while rebalancing the patient’s chi (Qi).
Chronic Illnesses treated with acupuncture with success include:
Dr. Angeli Chitale ND has been applying TCM techniques with patients since 2000. She has always been a firm believer in energetic medicine and treating physical conditions on all levels - mental and emotional as well as physical. Acupuncture and TCM is unique in combining all levels of healing in a single treatment. Offering several benefits to the patient, including stress reduction.
"if there is no relaxation and rest, there is no healing" - Dr. Angeli Chitale ND
The effect of yoga goes beyond the body.
Benefits of yoga include not only strength and steadiness of the body, but also physiological and mental health through correct thoughts.
Yoga can prevent and alleviate many health problems.
Did you know?
There are specific postures for helping with specific ailments such as stress, digestion, thyroid and reproductive issues.
Yoga is union in action of mind, body and spirit
Combined with other techniques such as Pranayam or Meditation, there lies within reach a true foundation for restoring internal balance, body awareness, health and even happiness.
While it may look like nothing, asana is a powerful pose designed to unite, breath, mind and body.
The Patanjali Yoga Sutras, a classic text on the essence of practice, asana (yoga pose) is described as “Sthiram Sukham Asanam”, which means that which gives steadiness, stability and joy is called asana. http://yogaclassics.org/docs/ESSENTIAL_YOGA_SUTRAS.pdf
Dr. Chitale has been practicing yoga for the past 20 + years to maintain strength, health and mental balance.
Since her teenage years, she self-studied, and then finally met her Iyengar yoga teacher Myra Lewin, whom she lived a yoga and Ayurveda discipleship for 6 months in Maui, Hawaii. Dr. Chitale continues to practice the Iyengar method of asana practice in Toronto and recommends this method to patients for mind-body health.