Acupuncture and Herbology are approaches that make up Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For thousands of years, this ancient health and wellness system has been used in China. While Western medicine tends to focus on treating a disease or symptom, TCM focuses on your entire well-being. TCM is based on balance, harmony, and energy. TCM is based on the belief that qi (the body's vital energy) flows along meridians (channels) in the body and keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health in balance. Traditional Chinese medicine aims to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the opposing natural forces of yin and yang, which can block qi and cause disease. TCM includes acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, physical exercise, and massage.