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CHINESE MEDICINE

"Chinese Medicine can be effective in addressing most health conditions whether they manifest physically, psychologically, emotionally or spiritually."

Chinese Medicine offers an individual a different kind of healthcare system supported by thousands of years of empirical evidence which is being augmented by modern scientific research. It is an energy based medicine that is holistic in nature, unifying mind, body and spirit. Illness is considered an invitation to change - not the process of removing signs and symptoms, or returning to “normalcy” (the lifestyle that caused the original problems). True healing involves getting to the root of an imbalance, condition or illness, resolving it and moving into a state of harmony and balance. True healing has the capacity to turn around chronic, degenerative diseases, to stop the downward spiral of illness and to start promoting health.

In Chinese Medicine it is imperative to treat the person, not just the disease. Therefore, treatments are unique and individualized. For example, four patients with the same symptom of headaches would very likely be treated with four different unique treatments, each directed to the specific source of the headache.

Chinese Medicine consists of five branches that are used to treat illness: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, food therapy, exercise (Tai Qi, Qi Gong, Yoga) and meditation.

ACUPUNCTURE

"By integrating the mind, body and spirit into every treatment, patients can expect to feel better, more relaxed and able to handle the stress in their daily lives."

The most well-known branch of Chinese Medicine is acupuncture. Acupuncture consists of the insertion of sterile, solid stainless steel needles into designated points on the body. It is well understood that the body is made of up blood vessels that carry blood and nerves that carry messages to and from the brain; however, less well-understood is that the body also has pathways known as meridians that carry energy called qi (pronounced chee), which is our vital life force. These meridians can be thought of as a great river system used to carry qi throughout the body to nourish every organ, cell and tissue in the body. Health problems start to manifest when these energetic pathways in the body get blocked. It is much like what happens when a garden hose gets kinked; the vital, nourishing, life-giving water cannot get to the plants and they will start to wither. As an acupuncturist, I find these blockages, remove them and restore the natural flow back to the body. Once this occurs, the body’s natural wisdom and healing power returns and health is restored.

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CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE

"Classical Acupuncture offers a safe, natural and effective way to bring harmony and balance back to ones life."

Distinct from most practitioners of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I also practice Classical Acupuncture. TCM uses a 12-20 meridian system, whereas Classical Acupuncture has its foundation in original ancient texts and uses all 74 meridians. This unique and highly specialized form of acupuncture enables me to more effectively provide treatment, especially for challenging conditions. Classical Acupuncture treatments are more involved and time consuming with greater attention being placed on the needling technique, which differs for each meridian. To learn more about Classical Acupuncture, see the following link: www.classicalacupuncture.com

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CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Herbal pharmacology is an extremely important and highly specialized component of Classical Oriental Medicine. For more that 5000 years, the Chinese have been developing, improving, and perfecting health-supporting herbal formulas, creating the most organized herbal system in existence. Due to its long history, these classical herbal formulas are well documented and extremely well understood. Our knowledge of them is presently being augmented and confirmed by modern scientific research. Chinese herbs are considered to be a very powerful form of therapy used to treat most conditions.

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