Oriental medicine is based on the observations of natural phenomena:
The focus is on health and not on disease. We do not treat the symptoms with medicine, we treat the root cause of the problem and change your diet and lifestyle accordingly to prevent and/or cure the underlining problem. The ancient Chinese had to struggle against disease in order to stay in good health. In the process, they came to see the benefits of consuming herbs (known today as Chinese herbology), inserting needles in the body (known today as Chinese acupuncture), eating the right foods (known today as Chinese food cures), massaging the body (known today as Chinese manipulative therapy) and exercising the body (known as qi-gong and tai-ji).
You may ask why we need Oriental medicine when modern, scientific medicine is available to all of us. The reason is that many diseases and ailments that cannot be cured by Western medicine can be treated by Oriental medicine successfully. It is a fact that many patients experience relief of pain when treated with acupuncture, which cannot be achieved by Western medicine.
Virtually all kinds of disorders are treated by Oriental medicine. Some disorders may be more effectively treated by acupuncture, others by herbs; still others may be best treated by food cures. In general, pain and muscular symptoms are more effectively treated by acupuncture, skin diseases and diseases of internal organs by herbs.
When a Western doctor tells a patient that there is no cure for a certain disease, it does not necessarily mean that the disease in question cannot be cured; it only mean that there is no known cure for the disease by the methods of Western medicine.
The Theory of Yin and Yang is said to date back nearly 6,000 years and is attributed to the philosopher named Fu Shi, who is also credited with creating the “I-Ching” (Book of Changes). The basic premise of yin and yang is the notion that the only constant factor is the natural phenomena of universal change. Nothing remains the same; no disease, no condition, no emotion, no treatment or diagnosis.
Just as the sun rises in the east bringing in a new day, just as a new life is born, and just as the sun sets in the west as the day comes to a close, and just as a life reaches its end; these are all examples of Yin Yang.
Every day brings opportunities for new beginnings. Beginning at conception the sperm, which is yang, unites with the ovum which is yin, and a new life is formed. As that life develops and progresses the energetic stages of youth are yang; whereas the later years are yin as life slows and becomes more deliberate. Each stage is also relative to the others and contains a measure of both yin and yang.
Disease and disease progression can be viewed using this paradigm. If the body’s yang is weak it will be unable to ward off the invasion of a pathogen. If the yin is weak there will not be enough nourishment and support for the yang and the result will be the same.
The universe may be viewed as the interplay and alternation of yin and yang.
Yin is that which maintains and endures, it is nourishing and supports growth and development as well as being something contracting and moving inward. It is the earth, Autum, cold or coldness, moisture, night, female, etc.
Yang is that which is creative and generating, it develops and expands; it is dynamic and full of movement. It is Heaven, spring, summer, heat, warmth, dryness.
Oriental medicine uses the holistic approach to treat your body, mind and spirit. As an example if there is a fever this is viewed as excessive yang, or deficient yin. It may be due to excessive heat, too much dryness, or it could be from a lack of coolness, or not enough moisture. It is up to the practitioner to determine the problem and to treat the patient with the right combinations of acupuncture, herbs and/or foods to restore the proper balance.
Provided services: Acupuncture, Chiropractic services, Health plans, and Lifestyle plans. We look at your health history and based on our survey determine what type of diet and nutrition you may want to follow, as well as providing recommendations for detoxification.
We start with a comprehensive health history, family history, asses where you have come from to determine which type of approach to take for your specific needs.
We take into consideration your stresses, emotional events, daily routine, habits, hobbies, sleeping habits, sports injuries, work related injuries, sciatic, back, joint pain, arthritis, rheumatism, stomach and digestive problems, constipation, headaches, migraines, etc.
We try to find out the anomalies in your lifestyle to determine what is the root cause of your problems, deficiencies, and/or illness.