Chinese Medicine

What is Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was developed in China thousands of years ago. TCM focuses on strengthening the body’s defenses while enhancing its capacity for healing and maintaining health.

Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses how we interact with all aspects of life and the environment. It takes into account such variables as seasons and weather, time of day and our diet and emotional state. The key to optimal health is the balanced functioning of the body, mind and spirit. This balance is dependent upon the unobstructed flow of qi, or life energy. Qi travels along pathways known as meridians. Disruptions in circulation of qi along these channels results in disease.

3 Areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Herbal medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Tui na

How does TCM work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine supports the body’s healthy energy and re-establishes the body’s balance and harmony.

The most common methods of TCM used in North America are acupuncture and moxibustion. They each regulate the body’s flow of blood and qi either by inserting hair-thin needles or warming specific acupoints. Chinese medicine practitioners also use Tui Na – a style of Chinese massage – and may also prescribe remedial or preventive exercises as part of an integrated lifestyle and diet counseling.

When should TCM be used?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that can be used to treat a range of diseases, acute and chronic, traumatic, infectious, and internally generated. On the occasion that a disease is particularly far advanced, TCM alone may not be powerful or fast enough.

TCM can be very effective for many complex diseases with multiple causes including

  • Metabolic diseases
  • Chronic and degenerative conditions
  • Age-related diseases
  • Allergies and asthma
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After a car accident I had serious lower back pain and I couldn’t get any relief.  Lars  acupuncture treatment helped to relieve most of the pain in just a few visits.  I would highly recommend you see Lars if you are in pain!

– Mr. A. Bernhart, Victoria

I visited Lars twice, after 2 separate injuries. I had been very apprehensive to try acupuncture but I reached the point where nothing else was working. Lars is very gentle and explained everything. After each injury, one visit to Lars was all it took to eliminate the pain and get me moving again. Lars is a very talented healer and he’s definitely doing the work he’s meant to be doing.

– L.B., Victoria

I first visited Lars for acupuncture to help with my hot flashes. I was amazed with the rapid results.  Lars is a very caring and capable practitioner, whose dedication to his clients and their wellbeing is apparent in everything he does.  I highly recommend him.

– Marlene, Victoria

I was really having problems with my immune system and I felt like I was constantly sick. I’ve never been someone to take medicine but being sick all the time was just not working for me. So I decided to try another type of medicine and that’s when Lars talked to me about Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Lars told me that acupuncture would help my immune system to get back to full strength and also help my energy flow to get moving, therefore it would make me feel a lot lighter and more awake.I decided to give a try. Now I know that not only does it help my immune system but it makes my body feel happy and I have a lot more energy to get me through the day.

I highly recommend that you try acupuncture with Lars Fenske, he really knows what he’s doing and he loves his job.

– Atzii Hunsberger, Victoria

Ronski helped me to recover after I was hit by a van as a pedestrian and suffered major soft tissue damage to my back and ribcage, including significant bruising, pain and discomfort. He even came to my house to treat me initially as I could not drive to his office due to these injuries. I experienced virtually immediate relief of all my symptoms with each treatment which was quite impressive to say the least. Thanks in a large part to him I am expecting to make a speedy and full recovery.

As a naturopathic doctor for 17 years, I have had much opportunity to experience different kinds of body work and Ronski’s expertise in my opinion is second to none. I am very grateful for his healing help.

– Dr. Anke Zimmermann, BSc, ND, FCAH, Naturopathic Doctor,

Victoria, BC, Canada