Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system in use for more than 2,500 years. It treats patients as a whole, always considering the importance of the body, mind and spirit, and how these are interconnected. It uses different diagnostic methods to find imbalances and blockages in the meridian systems. It then strives to bring the person back to a balanced state (homeostasis) by unblocking the channels and balancing the meridians using numerous modalities such as: acpuncture, nutrition, herbs, massage, cupping, and lifestyle counseling, among others.
Even though most of my training is in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I do combine other methods of Oriental Medicine (OM) when needed. For example: Korean Hand Therapy (KHT), Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture, Manaka’s Ion Pumping, Dr. Richard Tan’s Method, etc. I do like to use as few needles as possible and also believe in a gentle treatment, […]
Although most clinics practice stationary cupping since it is unattended and the doctor can place cups and leave the room to work on other patients, I use moving cupping where I am in the room the entire time moving the cups along the area to be treated, even though this is more time and energy […]
Tui-Na massage is similar to what most people know as plain massage but it differs in that it incorporates the theories of Chinese Medicine into the treatment, like for example, the meridians pathways, Qi & blood, excess and deficient conditions, and the functions and actions of acupuncture points. I like to incorporate Tui-Na massage in most of […]
In the initial intake, diet is discussed and if this discovered to be an influential factor in the patient’s condition, dietary recommendations are given. I do combine recommendations based on Traditional Chinese Medicine food therapy in addition to recent discoveries on nutritional supplements and when necessary a “diet” is given to the patient following a low glycemic […]
In my office I do use mainly two kinds of Chinese herbal supplements, and those would be: tablet/capsule/pill form or customized powder extract formulas. Tabs/capsules/pills are easier to take, don’t have flavor and are more economical. On the other hand, powder forms can be mixed to create a formula specifically for a particular patient to address his/her unique combination […]