Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) does more than simply treat the problem. It is a wholistic treatment directed at restoring the overall balance and deals with the conditions and also helps the patient feel better in a general way. Hence the frequent comment “I’m feeling better in myself”, refers to things like increased energy and vitality, greater enjoyment of life, greater confidence, better sleep etc.
This approach, where the whole person as well as the symptoms are taken into consideration, is integral to TCM and traditional Acupuncture. It is contrasted with symptomatic approach that treats the symptoms of a condition rather than addressing the cause and overall well being of the person and ignores the overall energy imbalance.