Center For Chinese and Wholistic Medicine

How do Acupuncture and Chinese herbs work?hummbirg peach

By placing fine needles along the energetic pathways of the body (called meridians), acupuncture boosts the body’s own normal curative function and circulates the blood and energy through the body to correct the imbalances and restore the body to normal healthy functioning. Where there is too much energy in one or more channels acupuncture and herbs are used to reduce the energy in those channels, and where there is not enough energy in one or more channels, acupuncture and herbs work to enhance or strengthen the channels that are weak. This “Balancing” can effect changes in blood chemistry, hormone and enzyme levels, cell division, immune stimulation, reducing inflammation, as well as chemically balance every major system in the body. When this is done, the body is restored to its normal healthy functions, and the original illness has been successfully healed. With acupuncture and Chinese herbology, the root cause of the illness and the accompanying symptoms are successfully treated.

How long does it take to get better?

Generally, patients start to feel better within two weeks, and as a rule of thumb, a trial period of 6-10 treatments is recommended with reevaluation at the end of this period.

2 cranesAre there side effects to acupuncture therapy?

No, thin small needles are used which are barely perceptible when inserted. Typically, a deep state of relaxation occurs during treatment.

How are Men & Women’s disorders treated?

Through a synthesis of laboratory testing, natural western therapies – dietary, plant derived herbal and nutritional supplements – and traditional oriental approaches – acupuncture, herbal, homeopathy – we offer the best of both healing traditions.

How are Chinese herbs taken and can they be taken with other medication?

Chinese herbs are offered in a variety of forms; traditional teas, freeze-dried tablets or powders, patented herbal pills and tinctures. Herbs can be used simultaneously with western medicine and can often serve as a transition to reduce or eliminate drug therapy.

What is Korean Hand Therapy and Needle-less acupuncture?

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Korean Hand Therapy is an extremely effective, modern application of an ancient system of Chinese Medicine. The 360 acupuncture points of the body are also located on the micro-system of the hand. Through radial carotid pulse, diagnosis and abdominal palpitation, the doctor can successfully diagnose and treat various difficult disorders with/without needles. A needle-less treatment will typically involve micro-current electro-stimulation on the hand and with gold and silver pellets.

How long does it take to get better?

Generally, patients start to feel better within two weeks, and as a rule of thumb, a trial period of 6-10 treatments is recommended with re-evaluation at the end of this period.

Can Chinese Herbs be taken with other medication?

Chinese herbs are offered in a variety of forms: traditional teas, freeze dried tablets or powders, patented herbal pills and tinctures. Herbs can be used simultaneously with western medicine and can often serve as a transition to reduce or eliminate drug therapy.

What is Korean Hand Therapy and Needle-less acupuncture?

Korean Hand Therapy is an extremely effective, modern application of an ancient system of Chinese Medicine. The 360 acupuncture points of the body are also located on the micro-system of the hand. Through radial carotid pulse, diagnosis and abdominal palpitation, the doctor can successfully diagnose & treat various difficult disorders with/without needles. A needle-less treatment will typically involve micro-current electro-stimulation on the hand and with gold & silver pellets. See more on this on conditions treated

What is Holistic Medicine?

peony27Holistic medicine treats the body as a whole, including body, mind and spirit. In other words, all symptoms are inherently related to each other, and in order to treat all symptoms must be treated together, including the patient’s physical, mental and spiritual well being.

At your first visit – which normally lasts about 90 minutes – a comprehensive evaluation of past and present medical history is completed. A traditional pulse diagnosis of the 12 energy channels on the right and left wrists, and tongue diagnosis are done. In addition, the diagnosis, treatment plan and any dietary/nutritional/herbal recommendations are discussed. Muscle testing and an acupuncture treatment are also done at the first visit (with or without needles).

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Marjorie Singler