Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used healing modality in the world. Originating in China some 4,000 years ago, only in the last three decades has it become popular in the United States. Acupuncture focuses on the activation of various "points" on the body. These special points stimulate all systems of the body including the brain, nervous system, musculoskeletal system and internal organs to rebalance and harmonize the body and mind.
Herbal medicine is an integral component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also one of the oldest and most popular forms of health care. The term "herbal medicine" refers to the use of a plant's seed, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes. While the scientific study of herbs in the United States began just over two centuries ago, herbs and botanicals have been used to treat a wide range of health problems in Asia for thousands of years.
When used to facilitate healing in chronic, ongoing problems, herbal medicine has a great deal to offer. Studies have shown that herbal products can treat a variety of conditions, including colds, digestive disorders, insomnia, headaches, arthritis, skin disorders, asthma, and a host of other problems usually treated with pharmaceuticals and prescription medications.
In the course of your treatment herbal remedies may be prescribed. They may be dispensed as raw herbs or in pills, capsules, or tinctures. Most herbal formulas can treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body's natural healing process. Acupuncturists are the only licensed health care professionals in California who are required to be trained and tested for competency in prescribing herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine has been practiced safely and effectively for centuries and has the greatest potential for beneficial results when prescribed by a trained professional who recognizes both the benefits and risks.
Herb quality is important to us and we only source our herbs from reliable companies whose quality we trust. Our Chinese herbs are tested for impurities, pesticides and heavy metals. Our supplier controls the processing of the herbs from planting to harvesting and processing to ensure top quality.
With over 2500 years of clinical practice and academic study, Chinese Medicine is the oldest continuously practiced professional medical system in the world. Though developed in ancient times, this medical system is neither folk healing nor is it beneficial only for people of the Chinese culture. This medicine is practiced by thousands of practitioners not only in Asia, but all over the world. In China, this system of medicine is a highly developed profession, with universities specializing in the clinical, academic, and scientific development of Chinese Medicine. Both the United States National Institutes of Health and the United Nations World Health Organization endorse Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Chinese Medicine is based on the understanding that a Life Force Energy flows throughout our bodies. This energy fills the physical organs, tissues and structures of our body/mind, forming an internal network of subtle energy. When this energy network is vital, we are healthy, and, when this vitality is compromised, we become ill. Chinese Medicine focuses on returning and / or maintaining the balance and vitality of this Life Force Energy in the body, mind and spirit.
Traditional Chinese Medicine principles have been practiced and perfected over thousands of years. The techniques and principles used are based on the theory of Yin and Yang and conform to the laws of nature. Balance is paramount within the practice of Chinese Medicine.
Massage is one the oldest forms of healing found in many cultures and countries. Today there are many different styles available. From subtle or energetic styles such as Craniosacral Therapy or Reiki to more vigorous styles such as Deep Tissue Massage or Sports Massage. Our practitioners offer a wealth of experience and training in a variety of techniques.