Based on the concepts of harmony, balance, and well-being, Traditional Oriental Medicine (T.O.M.) is a vital, ancient system of health and healing.
Typically thought of as a distinctly Chinese form of medicine, its development and roots are historically found in ancient India, and since the 1970's have spread to become a global phenomena.
The growth and adoption of T.O.M. has been extraordinary and is now considered to be one of the most effective forms of medicine available.
Initially many patients tried T.O.M as a method of last resort for their unresponsive or untreatable health problems. Under those difficult conditions, T.O.M. has performed beyond expectation. Today T.O.M is not only the medicine of last resort but for a great many it is now the medicine of first choice.
Although T.O.M. is most commonly known as an effective treatment for pain, it has proved to be effective in a wide variety of conditions such as asthma, headaches, TMJ(D), stress induced disorders, auto-immune conditions, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, liver disease, diabetes and more recently, strong research evidence shows that it is an effective adjunctive treatment for infertility.
In fact ,the World Health Organization states that T.O.M. is effective for the most common human ailments. Today, T.O.M. is used as a form of primary health care by billions of people the world over.
T.O.M., in its correct application, is truly a holistic approach in the treatment of health care problems, because in addition to relieving pain or disease it seeks to identify the underlying cause of the condition. Thus, the practitioner will suggest a variety of approaches, including diet/nutrition, herbal medicines, exercise, relaxation or meditation and breathing practice. In addition, T.O.M. has a highly developed methodology, which can help individuals to not only restore health but to maintain health and even prevent future illness or injury.
T.O.M. includes herbal medicine, acupuncture, Tui Na. cupping therapy, gua-sha, chi gong and a variety lessor know modalities ie: sefukujitsu (bonesetting)...
Visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed for a vast archive of T.O.M. research data
Although not the answer to every problem, T.O.M. is safe, has no side effects, and may well be the answer you've been looking for.