In traditional Asian and
traditional Chinese medicine, the mind, body and spirt are viewed as
inseparable. It is believed that a disharmony in one area will, in
time, affect the others. Thus, to properly heal a disorder, all three aspects
of a person must be examined, diagnosed and treated. In our mission to
provide the most complete care to bring forth mind-body-spirit wholeness, we offer the four therapeutic cornerstones of Asian medicine which are acupuncture, herbs, nutrition
and wellness counseling and therapeutic body work.
To view a summary of the treatment types we utilize pertaining to these services, please see the section on Patient Information - Asian Medicine Modalities.
Acupuncture consists of inserting very fine, sterile needles into key
energy focal points located along various energy pathways within the
body. At certain depths after insertion, the needles may activate the
body's central and peripheral nervous systems, their neurotransmitter
mechanisms, and local and central immune systems. Acupuncture not only
brings about symptomatic relief, but also calms the agitated mind, roots the spirit, and
induces actual healing.
For additional information on this topic please
see the section on Acupuncture.
Traditional Asian herbal medicine is unrivaled in its comprehensiveness
and systematic application. Herbs are products found in nature having
various healing properties. These include plants, minerals, shells, and
in some cases non-endangered animal products. In Asia more than 20,000
natural products are identified as having medicinal properties.
Clinically, about 500 may be commonly used. In the tradition of herbal
alchemy, we expertly combine select herbs to custom-blend herbal
formulas for each patient. No two formulas are the same, ever, as each
patient is unique in his/her constitution and medical presentation.
Additionally, we use the highest grade of herbs in extract-powder form
to ensure safe, preservative-free healing while providing ease of use
for the patient. Herbs in pill-form are also available. For
additional information on this topic please see the section on Herbs.
Nutrition and Wellness Counseling
Until recently, allopathic medicine placed very little emphasis on the
nutritional component of health and disease. Conversely, traditional
Asian medicine has recognized and utilized the healing power of foods
for thousands of years. In the clinical setting, we find that some
patients lack proper knowledge about healthy versus unhealthy
nutrition. In other cases, patients adhere to a widely accepted
nutritional plan unaware that certain aspects of their diet may be
unhealthy for their particular constitution and/or medical condition.
And often, many are aware of the steps to proper nutrition but lack the
time and resources to apply them. In all cases we take great care to
inform and educate, help formulate a workable solution, and steadfastly
work with each patient to help implement a healthy diet based on
individual needs and his/her particular energetic balance. For
additional information on this topic please see the section on Nutrition.
Therapeutic Body Work
Therapeutic body work consists of working with the skin, muscles,
tissues, tendons and joints to free the energy pathways, promote
removal of toxins, lubricate for mobility and flexibility, reduce pain
and inflammation, and facilitate healing at those layers. Therapeutic
Body Work also promotes release of the body's natural endorphins and
neurotransmitters to calm the Mind and encourage mind-body balance. Our
combine several techniques in each session to bring about maximum
relief and healing. These techniques include acupressure, deep tissue,
shiatsu, tui na, and our very own specialized form of healing therapy.
Our experienced therapists utilize the acupuncture energy pathways and
acupuncture points to offer our patients a world-class healing
experience. For additional information please see the discussion
on Therapeutic Body Work under Patient Information - Asian Medicine Modalities.
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