Welcome to Harmony TCM!

Acupucture Chinese Herbs Tui Na

Welcome to HarmonyTCM.com, the website of Gerry Harrington, L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist). Here you can learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including Acupuncture, Tui-Na, Chinese herbs, and how to schedule an appointment for treatment. Check out the news and research section for recent research and articles about Chinese medicine. The Harmony TCM Facebook page contains updates to the practice, healthcare discussions, and miscellaneous topics.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a holistic system of medicine that has been developed over the past 3000 years. It is the longest continuously practiced system of medicine in the world. TCM therapies include acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na, nutrition, and qigong (meditative breathing exercises). Through questioning and examination, TCM practitioners organize a patient's symptoms into understandable patterns of disharmony. Symptoms are not thought to be caused by a singular process, but are seen as expressions of a greater disharmony within the whole being. By treating the greater disharmony, TCM not only alleviates the symptoms of disease, but reestablishes internal balance to make lasting changes.

The Formula for Long Life

(translated from a chinese scroll)

red flower For a person to live 100 years should not be uncommon,
Less meat, more vegetables, and warm tea makes a healthy spleen [digestion],
To live a healthy long life has a secret,
Picky eating and over drinking over time becomes disease,
Go to bed early, wake early, over-sleeping has no benefit,
Use medicinal herbs [medicines] carefully,
When you are ill, seek medical care,
There should be balance between work and rest,
Work and rest should have regularity,
Keep a positive outlook and an open mind,
When encountering things, don't rush,
Be sure to breathe plenty of fresh air,
Less stillness and more activity will increase your vitality,
Your environment should be neat and clean,
Get plenty of sunlight,
Martial arts and qi gong will bring out your exuberance,
Music, chess, calligraphy, and painting strengthen the mind and make the body healthy,
Running and exercise have great benefit,
Be disciplined with your diet,
Smoking and drinking should be avoided,
Physical work can prevent illness and dispel disease.