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Learning About Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine comprise Traditional Chinese Medicine. Over 5000 years old, more people have been treated by Traditional Chinese Medicine than by any other medical modality in the history of the world.

Acupuncture is time-honored medicine. Patients responded well thousands of years ago - and patients respond extremely well today. Acupuncture practice came to the United States when President Nixon visited China in 1972 - a member of his media team needed an emergency appendectomy which was performed with only acupuncture as anesthesia.

Today, acupuncturists are licensed at the national and state level as primary health care practitioners.


Acupuncture moves and directs electromagnetic energy through the body. The Chinese refer to this energy as qi (pronounced "chee").

Imagine, if you will, a river coursing through the forest. When there are blockages, or beaver dam, in the river, there will be an interruption of the flow of the stream. Similarly, in your body, when the flow of qi is interrupted, a person will develop pain and symptoms.

By inserting presterilized, one-time use, stainless steel hairlike needles into specific points, we can begin the smooth flow of qi, bringing the body back to health. Acupuncture treatment stimulates the brain to release beta-endorphins which relaxes the body and stabilizes mood, control pain, increases seritonin levels, stabilizies blood cell counts and stimulates local tissue healing. Patients report feeling only a minimal sensation when the needles are inserted, and all feel wonderful afterwards...

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine is seen as the cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese Herbal Medicine effects real change in the body - thereby reinforcing the changes begun by acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine work best together for the strongest results!

Over 400 individual herbs are used in Chinese Pharmacoepia. These include flowers, roots barks, peels and fruits, each with its own medicinal actions. Modern Chinese researchers continue to find biochemical uses for Traditional Chinese Herbs - and many are now incorporated into the Western Medical Pharmacy. We have a full Chinese Herbal Pharmacy on-site and can prepare custom formulas for your specific condition. Patients can benefit from the convenience of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the form of tinctures or tablets, or by the strength of custom Chinese Medicinal Teas.

We have the knowledge and experience to prescribe the correct formula for your health! Contact Leslie to discuss your health needs.