Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

FAQs on Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine


Chinese Medicine is a system of medicine that originated over 4000 years ago in China. It views the person as an energy system, where the physical body and mind are an integrated and influenced by each other and the world around them. The energy within the body, qi (pronounced “chee”), is responsible for regulating all normal processes and maintaining a healthy state. Disease or disharmony occur when this normal flow of qi becomes disrupted due to illness, injury, environmental, emotional or lifestyle factors.

Chinese medicine utilizes a number of treatments including: acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion (the burning of a herb over the body to warm the area and increase circulation), cupping (the application of suction), TuiNa (Chinese therapeutic massage), dietary therapy and lifestyle modifications.  It is a holistic approach for maintaining health and preventing illness.

Chinese medicine offers effective treatment for many conditions.  Some of the typical issues we commonly treat include:

Pain (Back, neck, joint, nerve, headache, migraine)
Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue syndrome
Neurological disorders (Parkinson’s, MS)
Digestive disorders (IBS, colitis, Crohn’s, GERD, constipation, diarrhea, etc.)
Respiratory disorders (cough, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia)
Circulatory disorders (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, angina, Raynaud’s, varicose veins)
Skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, eczema)
Urinary disorders (UTI’s, interstitial cystitis, prostatis)
Menstrual and menopausal symptoms
Infertility (both male and female)
Pregnancy related issues (morning sickness, breech presentation,
Anxiety & depression