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medicine is an integrative, evolving, holistic health system that
combines traditional Chinese medicine with other Eastern and Western
therapies. The Chinese medicine at its core is the oldest, continually
practiced, literate, professional medicine in the world. The ultimate
goal of traditional Chinese medicine is to cultivate, balance and expand
the Three Treasures which make up life itself: Jing, Qi and Shen or
Essence, Energy and Spirit. Disharmony among the three can result in
illness if not corrected. Oriental medicine replenishes a
person's mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, thus
facilitating the body's natural ability to heal.
worldwide recognition as effective, affordable methods of prevention and
treatment for a broad range of health issues. With its lack of side-effects,
oriental medicine can safely complement conventional Western medicine,
dentistry, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments, and other holistic
In partnership with the patient, William develops a plan to treat the whole
person and the root of problems, not just the symptoms. The initial
visit includes an in-depth interview, examination and treatment. The
treatment plan depends on the nature, duration and severity of the
condition, as well as the patient's constitution, goals and preferences.
For most people, treatments are relaxing, essentially painless, and
stimulates specific points of the body to manipulate the flow of energy,
restore balance, remove blockages and add energy where needed. It
regulates the body's functions, increases resistance and enhances the
immune system. Fine, sterilized, single-use needles are used, but
non-insertion techniques are also possible. William
practices an eclectic
style of acupuncture which includes Chinese, Japanese, and American
influences among others.
Herbal Medicine can be used in
conjunction with acupuncture or on its own. Classical
Chinese herbal formulations supplement the body's own restorative
processes. Herbs are prescribed as decoctions, pills, powders or topical
treatments. It is one of the most widely-used forms of medicine in the
Tuina Bodywork combines massage,
acupressure and manipulation techniques to help improve circulation,
eliminate toxins, relax muscles, increase joint motion, relieve tension
Food Therapy supports the healing
process, optimizes digestion, and aids in organ function. The right
foods and preparations are recommended, based on the individual's
constitution and condition.
Qigong Healing includes internal
qigong where a person practices qigong exercises to maintain health, and
external qigong, in which a qigong healer uses his or her qi to
facilitate healing of the patient.
Moxibustion warms the meridians, expels
cold, and promotes the flow of qi and blood by directing heat from the
burning of prepared ai ye mugwort herb.
Cupping uses the suction of glass cups to
stimulate the flow of blood, balance the flow of qi, break up
obstructions, or draw toxins out of the body.
Office hours are by appointment.
Allow 90 minutes for the initial visit which includes a diagnosis and
treatment. Follow-up treatments are usually 30-60 minutes each.
Check or cash payment is due when services are rendered. Please call 24 hours
in advance if you need to reschedule.