Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine/Traditional Chinese Medicine is a sophisticated approach to healing, developed over a period of at least 3,000 years, and is based on ancient Chinese medical texts which laid its foundation. Treatment in Oriental Medicine is centered on the individual rather than the disease. The oriental medicine practitioner pieces together your individual signs and symptoms, and synthesizes them into a clinical picture of you as a whole person. In Oriental Medicine the mental, emotional and physical are closely related, thus taking the entire person into account, both in diagnosis and treatment. Disease is typically viewed as disorder or disharmony, and treatment is directed toward balancing and harmonizing. Diagnosis is made through visual inspection, interview, palpation of the pulses, at local areas of tenderness and at specific acupuncture points and inspection of the tongue. Once a working diagnosis has been decided upon, your practitioner formulates a plan of treatment.


Acupuncture is the ancient science and art of regulating the body’s physiology through the insertion of very fine needles. Stimulation of these needles at designated points along the meridians will restore the normal balance of vital energy and create specific therapeutic effects in the body. Through the balanced flow of vital energy, the body is able to heal itself and maintain its own health. Acupuncture is a safe, effective and relaxing therapy used as a dynamic approach in the prevention and treatment of disease, and the restoration of health.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs can act both as a complement to acupuncture treatments and as a primary form of therapy. Chinese herbs can help change unhealthy balances and patterns, resulting in decreased symptoms, increased energy, improved digestion, improved sleep and/or regulated menstrual cycle. The Chinese pharmacopoeia lists over 6,000 different medicinal substances, 600 of which are in common use today. As the oldest practiced system of herbal medicine in the world, the healing properties of these medicinal substances have been studied and utilized extensively. Anywhere from 2 ~ 40 medicinal substances are combined in a formula to facilitate the unique therapeutic goals of each patient.

Understanding diseases in Oriental Medicine: disease is not mere surrender to attack but also a fight for health; unless there is a fight , there is no disease. Disease is not just suffering, but a fight to maintain the homeostatic balance of our tissues, despite damage. Symptoms are not disease. Symptoms accompany disease. Symptoms are evidence of disease. But, treating symptoms is like killing the messenger for bringing bad news. In fact, treating symptoms can suppress the body’s natural responses and inhibit the healing process. The many “successes” of conventional medical treatment were only temporary and often harmful, since the symptoms often returned or more threatening symptoms manifested as the body sought to reestablish its internal harmony. No matter what combination of conditions, complaints and sufferings the patient experiences at any one time, all are manifestations of an internal physiological disorder that is unique to the individual. No one organs of the body can be sick without affecting the person as a whole. Therefore, all symptoms must be taken into account and pulse should be taken to give priority in the selection of treatment at that time. We do not treat symptoms. We treat the root causes. The symptoms and pulse guides the practitioner to the root causes that need to be taken care of with preference.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems:

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Food allergies, Peptic Ulcers, Constipation, Chronic diarrhea, Indigestion, IBS, Colitis, Gastritis

Gynecological Disorders

Premenstrual syndrome(PMS), Menopausal syndrome, Irregular menstruation, Painful menstruation, Fertility support

Disorders of Bone, Muscles and Joints

Sports injury, Sprain and strain, Back, neck and shoulder pain, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Tendinitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Sciatic pain

Disorders of Nervous System

Headache, Insomnia, Dizziness, Paralysis, Facial palsy/tics, Neuralgia, Narcolepsy,

Respiratory Disorders

Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies and bronchitis

Urogenital Disorders

Incontinence, Kidney disorders, Urinary tract infections


Alcohol, Drug, Smoking


Eczema, Hypertension, Stress relief, Fatigue