Acupuncture is a highly effective part of a holistic system of healing, developed and refined in China over a period of more than 2500 years. Acupuncture points are areas of elevated electrical sensitivity shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. While perhaps best known for pain relief, traditional acupuncture is used to maintain health and treat a wide range of illnesses.
Chinese herbal medicine can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own. After evaluating a patient’s chief health concerns, the herbalist will construct a formula specific for that condition and person. Every person that is evaluated will likely receive a different formula, even if the conditions are the same. Since each body is different, the reason for a disorder’s existence will be unique as well. Studies abound on Chinese herbs and how they affect the body, eradicate pathogens and infections, enhance circulation, and even slow aging. 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.
We 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. Pulse diagnosis measures a lot more than rate and rhythm. At a high level, the practitioner will assess the strength of the pulses in relation to one another. In the details are subtle qualities that are felt at each position and depth which provide direction to the treatment plan.
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