Chinese Medicine

中醫

중국 의학

China trained expert acupuncturist with 30+ years experience

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding Chinese Medicine
  2. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
  3. Acupuncture Can Help With…
  4. What kind of needles do your office use?
  5. Does your office accept insurance?
  6. How do you brew Chinese Herbs?
  7. What are the main types of Ginseng?

 

Understanding Chinese Medicine

The Chinese philosophy of health and medicine is founded on the belief that energy flows through various Meridians of Channels of the body. When this energy is moving smoothly, you feel healthy, calm and relaxed. However, when the energy becomes congested or depleted (from everyday stress or environmental factors), you experience exhaustion, irritability, and eventually disease.

Acupuncture restores and regulates the flow of energy throughout the body by stimulating specific points along the Channels. Very fine needles are inserted into the points. The needles are so fine that the process is quite painless. Acupuncture induces physical relaxation, improved circulation, increased energy, relief from pain, and gradually, the eradication of even serious diseases. Acupuncture should not be taken on an empty stomach, as it may cause fainting.

Chinese Herbal Medicine evolved into a complex system of formulations that is without equal anywhere in the world. An herbal formula usually consists of four components; the empire herb, the minister herbs, the assistant herbs, and the message herbs. Herbs are combined in such a way that a synergistic and complementary effect is achieved that far outperforms the effect of single herbs. The formula is made of natural plants and minerals and is prepared in different forms – pills, powders and raw herbs.

Herbal medicines are the perfect complement to acupuncture. After making a diagnosis based on traditional Chinese medical practice, the acupuncturist/herbalist will formulate an herbal mixture tailored to your specific condition. This mixture is to be prepared at home as a tea, and drunk either throughout the day or as a single daily dose. Specially formulated teas are more effective than prepackaged pills or medications because they address the imbalances in your system as a whole, in addition to providing relief from your specific symptom(s) or medical complaint(s).

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How Many Treatments Will I Need?  

The number and frequency of treatments varies, depending on the individual’s condition. Some acute cases require only two or three treatments, while chronic cases may require one treatment a week for a period of a few months. For the purposes of health maintenance and disease prevention, the acupuncturist recommends an acupuncture treatment and an herbal preparation once a month.

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Acupuncture Can Help With…  

Addictions, Allergies, Anxieties, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Bronchitis, Cerebral Palsy, Colitis, Constipation, Deafness, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Drug Abuse, Duodenal Ulcers, Facial Palsy, Flu, Gastric Reflux, Gastritis, Hay Fever, Headaches, Hypertension, Immune System Disorders, Infertility, Injuries, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IVF/IUI Support, Joint Stiffness, Migraines, Neck Pain, Neuralgia, Numbness, Obesity, Paralysis, PMS, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Sinusitis, Skin Diseases, Tobacco Addiction, Stress, Strokes, Tinnitus, Reversing fetal breech positioning, and other conditions. Please consult with Ms. Liu about your specific ailment and/or symptoms.

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What kind of needles do your office use?

Only disposable one time use needles are used.

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Does your office accept insurance?

Yes, our office accepts most insurance, including Auto Accident Insurance, and Worker’s Comp.

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How do you brew Chinese Herbs?

A bag of the herbal tea is added to four cups of water in a non metallic container, the water is brought to a boil and the heat brought down to a simmer for around 45 minutes, the four cups of liquid is reduced to around three cups, one third of this remaining liquid is consumed warm three times a day.

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What are the main types of Ginseng?

There are two main types of Ginseng; American Ginseng or Xi Yang Sheng is grown mainly in the state of Wisconsin and has a cooling property, but not as strong as a tonifier. Panax Ginseng or Ren Sheng has strong tonifying properties and mainly grows in Northeast Asia. Panax Ginseng is a strong tonifier.

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