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Chinese Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years because of its effectiveness in treating various illnesses with a low risk of adverse reaction or side effects.  It treats the root of the problem, relieves symptoms, and restores normal body functions – allowing people to feel better and more vital while living a longer, healthier life.

There are approximately 5,000 ingredients in the Chinese medicine pharmacopeia, about 500 of which are commonly used. These consist of flowers, barks, leaves, roots, seeds, stems, fruits, berries, and many other gifts of nature. They are mixed in different combinations to create powerful, healing recipes that are carefully balanced according to energetic principles.

The formulas are given in either pill or tea form, and should be taken before meals with warm water. The formulas are safe and effective under supervision. One should not try to self-medicate with single herbs and should always consult a practitioner before taking any Chinese herbal formulas.



What We Treat
 

The traditional Chinese medical model of diagnosis and treatment is aimed at recreating your body's natural balance and homeostasis.  Any time you are out of balance, there is a very good chance that Traditional Chinese medicine - which uses acupuncture , herbal formulas, tui na, moxibustion and Qi Gong - will be able to help you.  Many new patients are surprised when symptoms begin to resolve when they were never mentioned because the patients felt they were unrelated to the current complaint.

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • knee pain
  • arthritis of the shoulder
  • sprains
  • facial pain (including cranio-mandibular disorders)
  • Fertility, Pregnancy and Post Partum Conditions
  • headache
  • dental pain
  • tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • induction of labor
  • correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • postoperative pain
  • stroke
  • essential hypertension
  • primary hypotension
  • renal colic
  • leucopenia
  • adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • biliary colic
  • depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • primary dysmenorrhea
  • acute epigastralgia
  • peptic ulcer
  • acute and chronic gastritis

Common Conditions Treated With Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine

  • stress and anxiety
  • Fertility, pregnancy and postpartum conditions
  • sports injury and chronic pain
  • digestive issues
  • carpel tunnel
  • Sleep Disorders
  • gynecological conditions
  • Psycho-Emotional, Cognitive and Behavioral Conditions
  • fibromyalgia
  • Respiratory and Ear/Nose/Throat Conditions
  • Muscular skeletal and Neurological Conditions
  • Immunological and Infectious Conditions
  • Genitourinary Conditions
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Conditions