Chinese Medicine

Yin Yang and the I ChingOur goal is to treat you as a unique and individual whole person, not just a collection of symptoms. Chinese Medicine is uniquely suited to do this as its philosophy is deeply rooted in nature and the seasons, using the models of Yin and Yang and of the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These factors define the world we live in and each person’s unique constitution.

By considering your constitution, history, current symptoms, lifestyle and goals, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the medicine are simultaneously engaged to provide not just symptomatic relief, but also a deep level of healing that can help to resolve your condition while nourishing and supporting your life as a whole.

Acupuncture:

Fine, hair thin, sterile needles are gently insterted into acupuncture points.  These points run along pathways called meridians that transport “Qi”, or life force throughout the body.  These meridians relate to particular organs and their functions in addition to having specific physical, mental and emotional correspondences.  Acupuncture works by reminding your system how to function at its optimal level.  By stimulating certain acupuncture points, the imbalances in the meridians and body are balanced and blocks to the flow of energy are removed resulting in improved circulation, decreased inflammation and pain, a restoration of function and an improved sense of well-being.

Chinese HerbsChinese Herbalism:

Chinese herbs also work to support the body by restoring balance.  Virtually every civilization has used plant medicine as a primary form of health care. Herbs can be taken as a therapy on their own or used in conjunction with Acupuncture and nutritional therapies.  The same careful and individualized consideration is taken in prescribing herbs for each patient: including your constitution, meridians, organs and symptoms, so in a way, taking your prescribed herbs every day is like giving yourself a daily acupuncture treatment.

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As the oldest continuously practiced form of medicine in the world, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism have been reliably used to treat a multitude of conditions.   Some examples include:

  • Acne
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma, Bronchitis, Cough
  • Back Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Cancer treatment side effects
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colds, Flu & Sinusitis
  • Constipation, Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fibroids
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heartburn (GERD)
  • Herpes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Pain & Injury
  • PMS
  • PTSD
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Skin Conditions
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Skin Conditions
  • Stress & Tension
  • Vertigo
  • Ulcers
  • Weight Loss