Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient and vital holistic system of health and healing that works with the vital energy, or qi, that is believed to flow throughout the body. TCM proposes that qi regulates a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance and is influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang.

TCM is a complete system of health care with its own unique theories of anatomy, health, and treatment. It emphasizes diet and prevention and is based on the notion of harmony and balance, using acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and exercise, and focuses on stimulating the body’s natural curative powers.

Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for over forty medical problems as well as in the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse. It is an effective and low-cost treatment for headaches and chronic pain associated with problems like back injuries and arthritis. It has also been used to supplement Western treatments like chemotherapy and surgery.

CLB Healing Arts provides a wide range of integrative and holistic therapies. We take the entire person into account when determining the proper treatment.

My services include:

Traditional Acupuncture – Acupuncture treats health conditions by stimulating “acu-points” found at specific locations on the surface of the body.

Traditional Chinese Medicine – a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

Integrative Medicine – is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.

Herbal Medicine– The use of Chinese herbs goes hand in hand with acupuncture and is an essential part of Oriental Medicine.

Auriculotherapy – A highly developed system of diagnosing and treating disharmonies anywhere in the body by expertly examining the ear.

Moxibustion – A traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing.

Cupping – Cups are used to expel areas of local stagnation such as upper back tightness, or disperse other external pathogenic factors.

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