History of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The origin of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, goes back more than 5000 years with written records found as far back as 2000 years. As one of the five "Arts" of Taoism, it believes in the balance of Yin and Yang, the Warm energy (Qi) and Cool nourishing fluids(Blood). This energy and fluid circulate throughout the body, following pathways called meridians. When Qi and Blood flows freely through the meridians, the body is healthy. Blockage in the flow will create imbalances in the body causes illness and pain. Imagine a garden hose that brings water to a tree. A kink in the hose causes the water flow to stop and the tree gets sick and starts to die. Unkink the hose, restore the flow and the tree becomes healthy again.

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses Acupuncture, Acupressure, Tuina massage, Herbs, moxibustion, cupping and other treatment methods to restor health to the body. It treats the symptom of a illness and reduces pain but more importantly it treats the origin of the illness and eliminate pain. That makes TCM an excellent tools for maintaining optimum health and preventing illness.

Pain Management

Health Maintenance

Wellness Restoration

Know your Acupuncturist

A licensed practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the state of California is an Acupuncturist. An Acupuncturist treats the human body so they must have knowledge of the human body and it's function, which includes the mind. This means that before a person can become a student of TCM thinnest have taken college level biology, human anatomy, human physiology, psychology, and physics. Once in the TCM program, they receive more instruction in Anatomy, Human anatomy, patho physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology. Then on top of the theories of Traditional Chinese medicine, point location, acupuncture techniques, Herbology, Herbal formulas, Tai-Qi / Qi Gong... and more. 3000 hours and a Masters degree later It's time to take the California Licensing exam, which is more difficult than the National Licensing exam. Once an Acupuncturist is Licensed he/she must keep up the licensing by taking 25hours of Continue Education Classes. The learning to get people healthy never stops.

Information referenced from Acufinder.com

What is Acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture is one of the many treatment methods Traditional Chinese Medicine uses to treat a blockage in energy flow. Acupuncture uses very fine needle to stimulating certain points on the body in order to restore normal flow of the energy bring the energy system of a body into balance thus restoring health again.

What is ear acupuncture?

Ear acupuncture is another Acupuncture therapy based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The acupuncture points on the ear help to regulate the functions of the internal organs and treat many disorders that body acupuncture can treat. Ear acupuncture can be performed while the patient is in a sitting position. So treatment can be given in a group setting.


What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is widely used to treat many conditions, including but not limited to...


acute pain
carpal tunnel syndrome
chronic constipation
chronic pain
chronic fatigue
high blood pressure
hip pain
hot flashes


hyper tension
knee pain 
irritable bowl syndrome
gastric distress syndrome
leg unevenness
low back pain
low blood pressure
low energy
migraine headache
night sweat
sciatic pain
substance addiction, 
mood swing 
... and more. 


What is Tui Na

Tui Na is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tui Na uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collateral, allowing the body the naturally heal itself.
Tui Na methods include the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi , and manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships (bone-setting).  
In a typical session, the client, wearing loose clothing and no shoes, lies on a table. The practitioner examines the specific problems of the client and begins to apply a specific Tui Na protocol. The major focus of application is on specific pain sites, acupressure points, energy meridians, and muscles and joints. Chinese herbs may be used to facilitate quicker healing. Sessions usually last 30 min and the client usually feels relaxed but energized by the treatment.
Tui Na is now being popularized in this country as a powerful therapeutic extension of traditional western massage methods. Tui Na's simplicity and focus on specific problems, rather than a more generalized treatment, make it both an excellent alternative to Swedish-style massage or Western Chiropractic.

What can Tui Na treat?
Tui Na is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. Effective treatment protocols have been tested in a practical setting. Tui Na is not especially useful for those seeking a mild, sedating and relaxing massage since it tends to be more task focused than other types of bodywork. Contraindication include conditions involving fractures, phlebitis, infectious conditions, open wounds, and lesions.

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