Traditional Chinese medicine is a complete medical system dating back at least 4,000 years. Various other terms such as Asian Medicine, Oriental Medicine, and Eastern Medicine are interchangeably used to describe this medical system. I prefer Asian Medicine, as it includes Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, and Tibetan techniques, modalities, and regional influences in the evolution of Asian Medicine.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are two central modalities within Asian Medicine. Other modalities include Reiki (Japanese energy healing), electro-acupuncture, Tui Na (massage), cupping (a vacuum created on the skin surface), moxibustion (heat therapy), nutrition, exercise/ fitness, and Gua Sha (friction therapy).
Asian Medicine employs unique diagnostic principles and techniques to identify patterns of disharmony within an individual, and to determine potential environmental pathogens and disruptive lifestyle patterns. We examine every aspect of one’s medical history and current health status. Current and past symptoms, along with detailed observation of the tongue, pulse, and other findings from a physical exam, are all clues as to why physiological processes may not be functioning optimally.
I then select appropriate combinations of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other modalities to correct these physiological imbalances, relieve pain, and optimize health.
My clinical specialties include:
- Pain (acute & chronic): back, neck, extremities, headaches & migraines
- Internal Medicine: digestive, cardiovascular, hormonal
- Pediatrics: allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD, colds & flus
- Healthy Aging: stroke rehab and prevention, memory care
- Special Needs Populations: developmental & neurological impairment
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Asian Medicine Enters the Mainstream
Did you know that:
- Acupuncture is being researched and practiced at top hospitals, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, The Mayo Clinic, and the Cleveland Clinic.
- Acupuncture is used by the U.S. Armed Forces, and elite athletes from the U.S. Olympic Team, NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) identify acupuncture as an effective treatment for a wide variety of pain and illness. Acupuncture and Asian Medicine are uniquely able to address multiple conditions simultaneously:
Conditions Commonly Treated with Asian Medicine:
|Neck, Back, and Extremity
Weight Loss, Heartburn
|Common Cold, Flu,
Sore Throat, Cough
|Nicotine, Prescription &
Illicit Drugs, Alcohol
|Menstrual Pain, PMS,
|UTI, Difficult Urination,