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About Oriental Medicine

In practice for thousands of years throughout Asia, The Healing Arts of Oriental Medicine have historically been the manner by which illness is diagnosed, treated, and prevented holistically. The principles of Oriental Medicine (especially Chinese Medicine) are rooted in the connection between mind, body, and spirit, and it addresses the concept that in order for true health to be achieved, all facets of it must be attended to – not just physical symptoms but the totality of the individual. Any medical intervention must be done in a way that is in keeping what a person’s very personal needs. Every body is different, and health is achieved differently as a result.

The Healing Arts of Oriental Medicine focuses more on being proactive than reactive; health is something that we must live on a day to day basis. We must find balance in everything that we do. This is the concept of Qi – Yin and Yang – that refers to the natural flow of energy throughout the body. Health is achieved through the balance of this energy, a balance through which illness can be prevented and treated. Conversely, the unbalance of this energy can result in everything from illness and injuries to obesity and stress-related disorders.

Balancing the energy of the body involves integrating a variety of holistic approaches that include diet and exercise, herbal medicine, cupping, meditation, moxabustion, and acupuncture. The application of Oriental Medicine can help reduce the symptoms of a variety of conditions including depression, sports injuries, allergies, PMS, constipation, fatigue, stomach problems, arthritis, back, joint, knee, and neck pain, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, colds, infertility, blood pressure, disc problems, and headache.


Acupuncture refers to the practice of manipulating specific points throughout the body through the insertion of very fine needles. The insertion of these needles along the “meridians” of the body – the channels throughout which our energy, or Qi, circulates – allows for improved flow of that energy, the restoration of balance, and improved health.

The practice of acupuncture is used in the ongoing support of greater overall health, as well as a tool to relieve symptoms caused by particular conditions. Because acupuncture helps to improve energy flow and create balance throughout the body, it helps to support the work of our immune system and ultimately serves to prevent against and treat illnesses of all kinds.

Additionally, acupuncture has grown in popularity for cosmetic purposes as a safe and non-invasive alternative to surgery. While surgical procedures are reactive – used to correct the signs of aging – acupuncture is proactive; it helps to prevent the signs of aging. Cosmetic Acupuncture includes specialized techniques (including the Gua Sha, a tool that stimulates collagen for a healthy glow) that help to rejuvenate the skin and correct imbalances that can result in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Also a significant part of Oriental Healing Arts, the use of herbal medicine is tailored to individual conditions. We invite you to visit us for an herbal consultation.

To best reach established goals, Oriental Medicine works best in synergy – combining herbal medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, cupping, and moxabusion. Herbal medicine can still be enormously effective on its own.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the following are diseases, symptoms or conditions for which Acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials – to be an effective treatment:


  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Biliary colic

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Headache

  • Hypertension, essential

  • Hypotension, primary

  • Induction of labor

  • Knee pain

  • Leukopenia

  • Low back pain

  • Malposition of fetus, correction of

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Renal colic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Stroke

  • Tennis elbow

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the following are diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of Acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:

  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)

  • Acne vulgaris

  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification

  • Bell’s palsy

  • Bronchial asthma

  • Cancer pain

  • Cardiac neurosis

  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation

  • Cholelithiasis Competition stress syndrome

  • Craniocerebral injury, closed

  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent

  • Earache

  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever

  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)

  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection

  • Female infertility

  • Facial spasm

  • Female urethral syndroms

  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

  • Gastrokinetic disturbance

  • Gouty arthritis

  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status

  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)

  • Hyperlipaemia

  • Hypo-ovarianism

  • Insomnia

  • Labor pain

  • Lactation, deficiency

  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic

  • Ménière disease

  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic

  • Neurodermatitis

  • Obesity

  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain due to endoscopic examination

  • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)

  • Postextubation in children

  • Postoperative convalescence

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Prostatitis, chronic

  • Pruritus

  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome

  • Raynaud syndrome, primary

  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection

  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

  • Retention of urine, traumatic

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sialism, drug-induced

  • Sjögren syndrome

  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)

  • Spine pain, acute

  • Stiff neck

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Tietze syndrome

  • Tobacco dependence

  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic

  • Vascular dementia

  • Whooping cough (pertussis)