JADE Healing Massage & Eastern Therapeutics, LLC
Sherry Atienza Joseph, LMT, DDS, FAGD


TCM is Traditional Chinese Theory.  Generally, Chinese theory uses principles of the 5 elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), the energy meridians of the body, Yin/Yang theory, chi or qi (pronounced "chee") which is vital energy of the body and patterns of the major internal organs of the body to understand the state of the body.  Stagnations, deficiencies, excesses and rebellion can put the body in an imbalance which needs to be corrected using TCM theories and treatments.

At Jade HMET, I will not only be evaluating your musculoskeletal health, but also your internal health and root of issues you may be having.

Five Element theory is essential to the practice of TCM as a healing system. It provides a framework in which to understand, diagnose, and treat all health issues—body, mind, emotions, and spirit.


Four Key TCM Principles

  • Your body is an integrated whole. You are a complete package. Each and every structure in your body is an integral and necessary part of the whole. Along with your mind, emotions, and spirit, your physical body structures form a miraculously complex, interrelated system that is powered by life force, or energy. Everything you need to heal yourself exists within your being.
  • You are completely connected to nature. Changes in nature are always reflected in your body. TCM factors in the particular season, geographical location, time of day, as well as your age, genetics, and the condition of your body when looking at your health issues.
  • You were born with a natural self-healing ability. Your body is a microcosm that reflects the macrocosm. Think about it: nature has a regenerative capacity, and so do you. Sometimes, this ability may appear to be lost or difficult to access, but the good news is, in most cases, it is never completely gone. TCM helps you recharge this self-healing function.
  • Prevention is the best cure. Do you know your body is continually revealing signs about the state of your health? Let’s face it, it’s common to ignore these signs or symptoms until something more complicated arises. Yet this is not an effective personal healthcare strategy. TCM teaches you how to read the language your body communicates to you with and be proactive about your health.