Chinese medicine is a holistic-centered approach to health and healing that has been used for over 3,500 years. The focus is individualized care. Classified by the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) as a complete medical system, it is comprised of three branches: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Eastern nutrition. Acupuncture is the most popular modality in the United States, but historically, strong emphasis was put on all three branches which were used in unison to restore and maintain health and wellness.

The foundation of Chinese medicine is the belief that each person consists of a dynamic energy referred to as Qi (pronounced ‘CHEE’).  The Qi lives within each of us in energy pathways known as acupuncture channels or meridians. The goal is to have the Qi flowing in a constant stream throughout our body’s pathways. When the pathways are disrupted, the Qi cannot flow properly and it gets stuck or blocked. The blockages cause pain resulting in illness and the formation of disease. The essence of Chinese medicine is to restore the body to its naturally balanced state, maintain health and improve quality of life.  

People often ask what Chinese medicine can help with, and the simple answer is anything and everything. We can say that because we treat the individual and not the disease. No two patients are the same and therefore no two treatments are the same. If you have anything going on with your body that you are unhappy with or that affects your quality of life, Chinese medicine can help. This includes the need for simple over-the-counter remedies such as eye drops, nail polish harder, ibuprofen, tums, and sleeping pills, or prescription medication for migraines, anxiety, depression, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or any other ailment. These imbalances are signals your body is sending you. Chinese medicine is about paying attention. It’s about listening to the cues your body is sending you, following them to discover the origin of the discomfort, illness or disease, and then correcting them by balancing the body and restoring it to a healthy state.

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+  Mental and Emotional

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Somnolence
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

+  Musculoskeletal/Pain

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • TMJ
  • Acute or Chronic Muscle
  • Acute or Chronic Joint Pain
  • Muscular Swelling
  • Joint Swelling
  • Muscular Stiffness
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Joint Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Facial Pain
  • Dental Pain

+  Neurological

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Poor Memory
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Tremors
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

+  Gastrointestinal/Digestive

  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Belching
  • Excessive Appetite
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Spastic Colon
  • Acid Reflux
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Acute or Chronic Stomach Aches
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gall Stones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ulcers
  • Dysentery

+  Respiratory

  • Common Cold and Flu
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

+  Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Common Cold and Flu
  • Sore Throat
  • Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Sinus Infection
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Ear Aches
  • Poor Eyesight
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Cataracts

+  Circulatory

  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Angina
  • Anemia
  • Palpitations
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

+  Dermatological

  • Acne
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Alopecia

+  Women’s Health

  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menses)
  • Amenorrhea (Lack of Menses)
  • Irregular Menses
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Cramps
  • PCOS
  • Female Infertility
  • Urinary Track Infections (UTI)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder
  • Morning Sickness
  • Pregnancy and Labor Support
  • Lactation Difficulty
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Menopause Syndrome

+  Urinary

  • Urinary Track Infections (UTI)
  • Bladder Infections
  • Frequent Urination
  • Urgent Urination
  • Nocturia (Frequent Nighttime Urination)
  • Nocturnal Enuresis (Bed-wetting)

+  Addiction Recovery

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Drug Detoxification
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Compulsive Eating Disorder

+  Immune Support

  • Frequent Colds
  • Easily Susceptible to Illness
  • Allergies
  • Hyperthyroid
  • Hypothyroid
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

+  Other

  • Weight Loss
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Inability to Sweat
  • Premature Aging
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Male Infertility
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Pre-Surgery
  • Post-Surgery
  • Adverse Reactions to Chemotherapy
  • Adverse Reactions to Radiation

Learn to Identify the Messages Your Body is Sending You

There are countless benefits of Chinese medicine that can be achieved when utilizing any or all of the modalities of acupuncture, adjunct therapies, Chinese herbal medicine, and Eastern nutrition. Benefits can include general improvement in overall health and wellness and more specific benefits related to conditions being treated.

Some of the most common benefits include: stress reduction, pain relief, better sleep quality, increased mobility of joints, digestive relief, mood stabilization, weight loss, regulation of menses and strengthened immunity.