TCM Acupuncture is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Originating in China, TCM is based on ancient Taoist philosophy and has been in continuous use for over 3,000 years. TCM recognizes five natural elements at work in the natural world and human body: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. TCM balances these natural forces - awakening and retraining the body's innate healing mechanisms - with a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy and other techniques. TCM heals and prevents disease, alleviates pain and restores inner balance and harmony. TCM can also be used to support Western medical interventions.