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Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Classical Chinese Medicine is a medical healing art with an elegant approach to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It boasts over 4,000 years of clinical application. Chinese Medicine is a complete and primary system of medicine and can be used for any health issue.

Chinese Medicine views the body as a balanced and dynamic interplay of the forces of nature: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Each of these elements corresponds with “energetic” organs of the body and it is the harmony, or disharmony, between these forces or organs that creates health and disease. Chinese diagnosis is similar to that of Naturopathic Medicine in that a detailed history and exam are used to find the root of the disease. However, the physical exam in Chinese Medicine includes a pulse and tongue diagnosis. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, and Cupping are used to help the organs regain balance, eliminating the cause of disease, which in turn brings about resolution of the symptoms the patient was experiencing.

It has been practiced to help with diseases such as cancer, arthritis, depression and anxiety, colds and flu, Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD, as well as to help reverse conditions such as infertility, weight gain, migraine headaches, allergies and even the aging process, just to name a few.

Acupuncture, taken from the Latin word acus meaning ‘needle’, and pungere, meaning ‘prick’, is a traditional Chinese medical technique in which the acupuncture practitioner inserts fine needles into specific points along the meridians on the patient’s body. This technique helps increase circulation and balance energy (Qi- pronounced ‘chee’) within the body. Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy.

I have found that my most profound results occur when I use Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method of Acupuncture. In fact, many patients often report relief of their symptoms as soon as I insert a needle. You simply cannot get better than instant results!

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