What does Chinese medicine treat?
Chinese medicine is an effective way to reduce inflammation and pain, reduce stress and the "fight or flight" state, and address a wide variety of concerns. People tend to see me for help with pain, low energy, insomnia, anxiety and/or depression, digestive disorders, low immunity, infections, and a variety of women's health issues from PMS to fertility, post-natal, and menopausal concerns.
I treat a wide range of additional conditions, including many identified by the World Health Organization (report available here) as conditions that acupuncture effectively treats.
Many patients come to me because they feel unwell and they have been able to find a diagnosis or help through western medicine. I can help you.
Acupuncture uses very fine needles to adjust and redirect the flow of energy in the body. Scientific studies show that the insertion of acupuncture needles causes the release of endorphins and dopamine, two neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for reducing sensations of pain and improving mood, respectively.
Chinese herbal medicine is a powerful component of the Chinese medical system. Herbs are used to adjust imbalances in the body that cause acute and chronic conditions. Herbs can be used in conjunction with or separately from acupuncture to effect change.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
Chinese medicine understands that many of our discomforts and diseases stem from diet and lifestyle habits that do not work well for our bodies. Ancient Chinese scholars recommend the diet as the primary source of healing and understood managing emotions and life activities as ways to improve health.