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How Chinese medicine works

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete system of health care that addresses all four of these healing needs in a systematic, coordinated, step-by-step fashion to bring you back to a state of sustainable health.

  • Your treatment plan is based on a detailed, individualized diagnosis that takes your whole body and mind into account (not just your symptoms).  This strategy is updated and adjusted each time you come in, based your response to the previous treatments, improvements in your health, and any other changes.
  • Treatment is designed to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms, and allow the body to recalibrate and correct itself. Acupuncture points are chosen based on the underlying imbalance or pattern that is causing the problem.
  • Over time, your body re-learns how to do this on its own. The effect of acupuncture and herbal medicine is cumulative, and results are usually better and longer lasting with each successive session. Improvements generally remain stable even after treatment is finished.
  • Chinese medicine also provides dietary and lifestyle advice to help you take care of your health over the long term. Advice will be specific to your diagnosis, and help you understand your body’s patterns and tendencies.  This allows you to make changes that increase the effectiveness of treatment.