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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses a variety of healing modalities to promote optimal health. Are you experiencing optimal health? Optimal health is more than the absence of pain and disease. Optimal health means:

To obtain optimal health, Traditional Chinese Medicine uses Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na (Chinese healing massage), nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and medical Qigong (Chinese yoga).


Acupuncture uses very fine disposable steel needles to manipulate energy in the body to promote health. The body’s energy or qi ("chee") flows in channels or meridians. We use needles and massage at hundreds of points on the body to access the qi and encourage optimal energy flow. Treatment can be directed at internal organs, joints, and brain function.

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Chinese herbal medicine is different than western drugs because it is natural, gentle and administered in formulas. The herbalist can adjust the formulas to create a balanced treatment that provides the benefit without harsh side effects. Chinese tonic herbs are prescribed to promote optimal health.

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Tui Na (Chinese healing massage) rounds out an acupuncture treatment. Tui Na is used to loosen tight knotted muscles and promote relaxation in limbs and joints.

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Nutrition and lifestyle counseling may be the most beneficial and long lasting of all TCM healing modalities. Taoist philosophy promotes health and prosperity through healthy eating, gentle exercise and living in balance with nature.

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Medical Qi Gong (Chinese Yoga) uses specific exercises to balance the body, treat disease and promote health. Medical Qi Gong uses breath and movement to regulate qi in the body. These exercises are tailored to each patient and can be performed in a few minutes each day.

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