What is TCM ?
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is an ancient, holistic healing system developed in China over 3,500 years ago. TCM is a whole-body approach to healing, wherein practitioners are trained to locate and treat the underlying root causes of health concerns. TCM practitioners use herbal remedies and mind/body practices that are millennia old, such as acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, sound healing, qi gong and tui na massage. These therapies restore your inner body balance—known as homeostasis in western medicine—and promote optimal wellbeing. Each treatment builds on another, moving you closer to a more vibrant, harmonious, self-caring future
What is Qi?
Qi is the vital energy that animates your body and protects it from illness. It flows through internal pathways called meridians and provides nourishment to your cells, tissues, muscles, organs, and glands.
In modern science terms, Qi is often regarded as bioelectricity that runs along blood vessels and between muscles and tendons.
preventative + restorative
Your health is a priority that’s beyond important – even when you don’t have any symptoms. Much research has shown that the best medicine is preventive medicine of self-care, and TCM offers a natural and powerfully effective approach to keeping the body balanced and healthy. TCM can boost your energy and immunity, relieve pain, improve reproductive health, minimize stress and anxiety, promote youthful-looking skin, and even keep many disorders from appearing or progressing. At Redmint, we believe TCM is an integral part of a truly healthy lifestyle and an optimal way to take charge of your health.
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease"
--- by Thomas Edison
Natural + holistic
Herbal medicine and acupuncture are the two most important therapeutic modalities of TCM. In fact, when both are employed holistically, the powerful combination is the best solution for enhancing wellness and maintaining overall health.
Over thousands of years, TCM herbology has evolved into an art form all its own. Ancient herbal information has been gathered, compiled, formulated, tested, and handed down from generation to generation. All TCM herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities and functions – as well as the various organs, meridians, and disharmonies they best address. Individual herbs are combined in order to enhance their actions and effects upon the body; when combined, a unique, synergistic formula is created. This combination increases the benefits of a particular herb – and minimizes any side effects.
Herbal medicines are used to expedite the healing process and strengthen, support and tonify the body. Herbs have the capacity to address the underlying root causes of many health concerns. When applied topically, these herbs can facilitate the skin regeneration process, resulting in optimal skin health for a natural, healthy looking radiance. Herbal medicine is the ultimate, tried-and-true superfood for the skin.
The Art of War
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) herbal formulas are based on the philosophy of Jun-Chen-Zuo-Shi, a theory similar to synergistic role play in the ancient book “The Art of War”, or teamwork in modern-day concept. Each of these distinct TCM herbs has its respective role(s) in Redmint's collections of skincare, herbal extracts/drinks. These precise herb blends maximize efficacy and are stronger than any single herb on its own.
Jun herb: as the Chief, or General Herb is the principle active herb, delivering the main effect in treating symptoms and discomforts.
Chen herb, known as the Prime Minister Herb, strengthens the curative effect of the Jun herb by providing support for it. Chen soothes surrounding inflammation and any co-existing side effects.
Zuo herb, as the Assistant Herb, aids in taking care of less important aspects of illness. It further reduces any accompanying side effects and downstream inflammation; moderates, corrects and eliminates any possible harsh toxicity; and harmonizes and integrates the herb blend together.
Shi herb, as the Messenger Herb, focuses on optimizing absorption and directs the formula though the fastest and most efficient meridian channels to get to the war zone, or “health battle ground”.
Each one of us was born with a self-healing ability. Through the use of various holistic modalities, TCM practitioners recharge that self-healing function in your body. These modalities can balance your Qi, giving your body the supports it needs to regain its vitality.
face + body
Sound tuning forks are a gentle and non-invasive TCM modality. When tapped, the forks create sound vibrations that are tuned to planet sounds. These sound frequencies travel throughout the channels and meridian points of your body, helping to balance Qi and regain your vital energy. Tuning forks are used to:
Harmonize the natural cycles of the body
Create balance, or homeostasis, in the body
Open energetic pathways
Relax muscle tension
Reduce stress and anxiety
Sound Therapy is effective in not only achieving a state of relaxation but also has a way of moving through blockages in the body. Sound waves can help release muscular tensions and stimulates the glandular and nervous system.