Chinese medicine is the longest continuously practiced form of medicine in the world, dating back over 5,000 years. It is a holistic medicine that looks at all facets of an individual in evaluation of health. Chinese medicine is a complete system that works to correct imbalances or disharmonies in the body and mind by creating balance within the body systems and in turn, restoring health and well-being. This medicine is based on the concept of balance. Your body has amazing abilities to heal itself. By bringing your body into balance and removing obstructions to this healing, we can facilitate your recovery, and improve your overall quality of life.
The oriental medical system uses the pulse in combination with the appearance of the tongue, chief health concern, and health history to establish a Chinese medical diagnosis. The tongue is connected to many different channels and acts as a mirror to what is going on inside the body. There are three pulses on each wrist that correspond to your organ systems. The pulses on the right hand tell us about the condition of your energy, and the pulses of the left hand tell us about the condition of your blood.
Acupuncture is the insertion of tiny sterile needles into the skin on specific points of the body to change the flow of blood, body fluid, and bio-electric energy in internal pathways called meridians. By doing so the body is stimulated to heal itself. There are over 2,000 acupuncture points each with different indications. These acupuncture points are the places on the body where electricity can most easily move, or points of lowest electrical resistance. Numerous modern scientists have electronically tested for and verified the location of the ancient acupuncture points. Further testing has shown clear evidence of not only electrical flow in the meridians, but also movement in body fluid when these points are stimulated. These points have been shown to affect the circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine system, in effect all of the major regulatory systems of the body.