Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), also known as Oriental medicine, is a medical system that has been used for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. It 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.

TCM aims to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang, which can block qi and cause disease. TCM includes acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, physical exercise, and massage. 

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What is considered Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes: acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, physical exercise, and massage.

How does Traditional Chinese Medicine work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on theories about qi - a vital energy - which is said to flow along channels called meridians and help the body to maintain health.

In acupuncture, needles puncture the skin to tap into any of the hundreds of points on the meridians where the flow of qi can be redirected to restore health.

Are TCM/Acupuncture treatments typically covered by OHIP?

No, TCM and acupuncture treatments are not typically covered by OHIP but are often covered by extended benefit plans. We always recommend checking your plan to be sure.

Do I need a referral for TCM/Acupuncture treatments at the Adelaide Health Clinic?

No, you do not need a referral for TCM and acupuncture treatments at the Adelaide Health Clinic.

Is the Adelaide Health Clinic accepting new patients for TCM and acupuncture?

Yes! Our practitioners are happy to welcome new patients. Please call our reception or click here to book an appointment.