Common concerns we treat in adults and kids:
- coughs, acute or chronic
- chronic colds and ear infections
- chronic sinusitis and rhinitis
- menopausal issues, including hot flashes and mood swings
- chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
- low energy and chronic exhaustion
- autoimmune symptom management
- low immunity, constantly getting sick
- and many more
What We Treat
The Chinese Medicine view of health.
This amazing and complete medicine has been in use for thousands of years. It’s now used all over the world, often alongside western medicine, but is still largely undiscovered here in the U.S.
Written texts for Chinese medicine date back 2,000 years, and the verbal tradition is much older. Over the centuries, this medicine has been studied and fine-tuned by thousands of practitioners, who carefully recorded their efforts. Today, acupuncture and herbal medicine are continually being studied by western science. In the last 60 years, major research has been done in China, and Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are integrated thoroughly with western medicine. We are on our way here in the U.S., as well.
Having ancient roots, the terms used to describe imbalance in the body often reflect nature. For example, heartburn may be caused by ‘stomach fire’, and pain can be caused by ‘blood stagnation;. You’ll often hear terms like Heat, Cold, Damp, and Dryness. The ancient Chinese also had a remarkable understanding of the human body and its functions. Modern research is showing how much it relates to our current understanding of the body.
The entire focus of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine is to bring you back into balance. I call it “Goldilocks” medicine….We want “just-right.)
We don’t view you as the sum of all your different parts, we view all of you as one system, one being. You have no doubt noticed that when you get stressed out, you’re more likely to have a headache, stomachache, or catch a cold. Or that when you aren’t feeling well, you get more emotional. It’s all connected. Mind, body and spirit are not separate entities residing together; they are all one—You.
The World Health Organization has for years advocated acupuncture as an effective, viable therapy for many health issues. You can view the whole list here http://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position/