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Herbs and acupuncture

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Herbal therapy is the core of traditional Chinese medicine and the oldest part of Chinese medicine, preceding acupuncture by 1000 years. Chinese herbs or more accurately medicinals consist predominantly of herbs, at times minerals and on some rare occasions certain animal products. Chinese herbs are classified according to their energetics, flavors, directions of Qi movement, channels and therapeutic actions. Traditionally, a group of herbs, not a single herb, are selected as a formula for a given condition based on the patterns of diagnosis. Most of the formulas are tailored to the specific patterns demonstrated by the patient and are unique to each person.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine with a history of about 2000 years. Thin needles are inserted into the body surface, working with the natural vital energy (Qi) inherent within all living things to promote healing. Modern research has indicated that needling on certain points triggers the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins that would regulate internal chemistry and biological functions. Acupuncture has been recognized by the FDA and NIH.

Dietary therapy: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes food and diet play a large part in our health. Therefore, dietary evaluation and recommendation are often incorporated in my practice for most conditions to enhance the healing.

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