Oriental medicine has been serving humankind for more than 4,000 years and is one of the most continuously practiced medicines in the world. It includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese styles. Oriental Medicine is based on a philosophy that nature and cosmology are the interactions of yin and yang, and that health and disease can be described in terms of yin and yang. When yin and yang are in harmony, health and happiness are achieved. When out of harmony, disease and unhappiness result.
Qi is a form of subtle energy, the vital force that permeates nature. To be human is to have qi. Oriental medicine strives to achieve balance through the skilled use of distinct therapies that are unique to it. These are: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, food energetics (nutrition), tuina, and tai qi/qi gong.
Renowned for pain management, we use acupuncture for all situations possible. We have a gentle approach, very easy for children, yet powerful enough when warranted. It is said, “Acupuncture opens the way, herbs make it stay”. You do not need to receive acupuncture in order to receive herbs, and vice versa.
Chinese Herbs are great for most situations. We find them indispensable for infertility, colds, flus, and infections, skin problems, gynecology, certain men’s health, pscho-emotional, sleep, chronic energy problems and chronic health problems in general. Children and animals also respond very well to herbs. Herbs are given according to Chinese medical principles, and your Chinese diagnosis.
This is a warming and nourishing addition to acupuncture. Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing
This technique removes toxins, great for chronic muscle pain and tightness, lung infections,some types of cough etc.
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We will look at food from an energetic perspective. Food should give you Qi (vitality) when consumed. In other words, food should give you nourishment. We can teach you which foods have vitality, and can give you the nourishment you need. Nutrition should be fundamental and not formidable. You may also want to read some of our general resources here: