Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. The needles help circulate qi and blood, as well as redistribute the body’s energetic resources (some areas may have too much energy and some may have too little). When the body is under stress, energy and heat can stagnate in vulnerable areas and create symptoms of disease. Our job is to clear this stagnation and treat any underlying vulnerability which is at the root cause of the stagnation. Compared with Western medicine, we are interested in treating the root cause of disease rather than treating only the symptoms.
Chinese herbal medicine can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own. It is well researched and has been in use for thousands of years. Herbal medicine is a passion at our practice and we have created many successful custom herbal formulas. We also work on matching existing patent formulas to suit your needs because it is often that a classic formula has already been created with your condition in mind. These herbs are remarkable in their ability to promote healing. Unlike western medications – which tend to mask symptoms rather than heal – Chinese herbs address both acute symptoms and the underlying state of health.
I am excited to offer pulse diagnosis using the Shen-Hammer pulse system. It is the result of Leon Hammer’s study of the pulse system which he inherited through his 28 year tutelage with Dr. John H.F. Shen. With 80 qualities, 6 Principal positions, 22 Complementary positions, and 6 Depths it offers an in-depth view of a person’s past, present, and future health. Pulse diagnosis measures a lot more than rate and rhythm. There are subtle qualities that are felt at each position and depth which provide many clues as to what is going on inside a person.
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