Questions and Answers

Q: What is acupuncture?

A: Acupuncture is an ancient traditional method of natural healing that adjusts and brings our health back to balance. By strengthening the body’s natural immune system, it can prevent diseases, helps to control pain, increases vitality, balances emotions and regulates body’s Yin & Yang. This comprehensive health care system based on natural energetic laws has been the primary health care system in China for over thousands of years and is now widely practiced in Asia, Europe and America.

Q: What are Herbal medicines for?

A: Each herb has its own specific characters. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), the different characters of different herbs are employed to treat diseases, rectify hyperactivity or hypoactivity of yin or yang, and help the body restore its normal physiological functions, consequently curing diseases and restoring health.

Q: What are Qi, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi?

A: Qi is energy, the vital force of life. Before we are born, we receive “pre-heaven” qi (Jing Qi) from our parents. After birth, we receive “post-heaven” Qi (Gu Qi) from the food we eat, from the air we breath (Zhong Qi) and from practices of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditation.

Q: Why do we need food therapy?

A: Food therapy is a diet made with salutary herbs, food, and condiments. It can be used to treat diseases or for healthy people to build up health and prevent diseases. Food is medicine, we are what we eat, so it is important to eat well, and thus food therapy can be tasty and convenient.