by Margaret Older, L.Ac
Acupuncture is the branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) most recognized in this country. There are other modalities such as herbs, moxa (mugwort is used like incense to warm and stimulate certain points), auricular therapy (needling the ear as a micro system for the body), cupping (suction is used to release the meridians) are examples of other modalities. TCM, through these methods, addresses and treats the body as a whole. Acupuncture reconnects and rebalances your body. A colleague of mine explains "It’s like flipping a circuit breaker." I like that analogy, the needles flip the breaker and the system is reconnected and starts to work again.