For over 5,000 years, Chinese Medicine has successfully employed sophisticated methods and systems to treat illness and restore health. It is a complete system of health care that has a long and venerable history. In fact, it is the oldest, continuously practiced system of medicine in the world.
The practice of Chinese medicine is highly regulated in the United States. It requires extensive study and clinical experience as well as board certification. Like Western physicians, Chinese Medical Practitioners are legally required to complete Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to stay current in their field. They are also required to maintain malpractice insurance.
Increasing numbers of doctors and patients have turned to Chinese Medicine to treat a variety of health conditions, many of which have failed to respond to conventional treatment or are subclinical in nature (“Subclinical” is when a person is having symptoms, but his/her lab results are normal, indicating that nothing is wrong; a frustrating, yet common scenario.). Chinese Medicine focuses on the body as an integrated whole, such that all symptoms have an underlying identifiable cause, even symptoms which appear to be unrelated (for example, toe pain and bladder problems).
Chinese Medicine and all of its treatment modalities are safe, effective and sustainable. It is used to treat a variety of health conditions including pain, high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, diabetes and autoimmune diseases. The diagnostic techniques are non-invasive and have been used reliably for generations to assess patient health and disease progression. Acupuncture in particular, stimulates the body’s self-healing mechanisms. This is why patients experience symptom relief as well as overall improvement in their health.
Chinese medicine can be used alone or in conjunction with conventional (allopathic) or other alternative medicine. In fact, Chinese medicine can be particularly complementary with allopathic medicine in treating conditions such as infertility and the side-effects from cancer treatment.
The following is a partial list of conditions that typically respond well to Chinese Medicine.
- Pain (all types)
- High Blood Pressure
- Irregular Menses
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Thyroid Conditions
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Eating Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Support for Cancer Treatment
- Stroke Recovery