Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been helping people heal for over 5,000 years. TCM includes several different modalities, the most famous being acupuncture.
In our practice, we combine several Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities - acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, Chinese bodywork, nutritional supplements, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations, as well as Aroma Acupoint Therapy with essential oils - to assist your body's natural healing ability to help you recover your health.
Prevention of disease is the main and most important principle of our practice. Unfortunately, this isn't something people are typically taught in modern society. In the U.S., the typical modern thought pattern is to try to fix an illness or injury that has already taken hold: one or several visits to an M.D., one or several medications to control the symptoms, then either "deal with" the issue or look for an alternative practitioner when the medications just don't help enough. By that time, there can be a lot to "undo". TCM is excellent for prevention of disease and for helping to reverse most diseases and disorders that have already started. People who discover the benefits of this natural medicine learn to notice when an illness is in the beginning stage and come in for treatment right away. That way they never get to the point of having to try to chase down an illness and go through one or more medications prescribed to treat the outward symptoms.
We believe that even though you were born with an ailment, we can help you live a more comfortable life. If you developed the ailment some time during your life, you can heal from it, and our goal is to help you do that.
We have helped people with all types of health issues - headaches, migraines, muscle/spine/joint pain, allergies, asthma, digestive issues, menstrual issues, fertility, menopause, neuropathy, post-stroke symptoms, Bell's palsy, stress, anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, weight gain, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, the common cold, dizziness and vertigo, and on and on. The body has an amazing capacity to heal. It's just waiting for the right type of help.
Since TCM helps the body to heal itself by correcting underlying patterns of health imbalances, unlike in Western allopathic medicine, a single TCM practitioner can treat many different ailments. We received extensive training in how to diagnose and treat all of the systems of the body.
Most, but not all, patients who come to see us get acupuncture. It's by far the most common treatment we do. However, we have other modalities that also work very well - Chinese bodywork (cupping, gua sha, tui na), Aroma Acupoint Therapy with essential oils, and herbal and nutritional supplements. Children actually respond very well to just our bodywork and essential oil treatments.
Many people say "Oh, I could never have acupuncture. I hate needles."
Well, did you know that ...
* when you think of "needles" you're probably thinking of the relatively large, scalpel-edged, blood-drawing needles you've encountered in the past or the injections you may have received throughout your life, and that acupuncture needles (which are actually more like skinny, little pins) are not much thicker than a hair and about 10 of them can fit inside the hole of a blood-drawing needle?
* most people are surprised to notice that they barely feel the insertion of most acupuncture needles?
* most people (and animals) fall asleep or into deep relaxation during an acupuncture treatment?