Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine is an ancient medical system originating thousands of years ago incorporating various healing modalities, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and energy healing. This is a holistic healthcare that emphasizes prevention and treatment of disease by creating balance between mind, body and spirit. The effectiveness of Oriental medicine relies on maintaining health and preventing disease by seeing the body as a whole and honoring the healing process by balancing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Traditional Oriental Medicine is based on a holistic healing approach of treating the person, instead of a fixing the condition. This activates the organic healing process from within, and in order to create and maintain good health, our energy, Qi, needs to flow. This energy is cultivated in the organs, and in a state of constant motion and change. These organs correspond to the five elements in nature.


Element          Organ

Fire                 Heart / Sm. Intestine

Earth              Stomach / Spleen

Metal              Lung / Lg. Intestine

Water              Kidney / Bladder

Wood              Liver / Gallbladder


These energies are distributed throughout the body via energy channels, meridians. Disease occurs when there is a disruption of the energy flow, due to an imbalance in life, which needs to be addressed. The goal of Chinese medicine is to live in harmony with nature and the world and to strive for balance and moderation in all things. This approach promotes health and wellbeing, and due to its proven success it has been embraced throughout the world.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses ancient, medicinal plant-based herbal formulas to provide additional healing and enhanced well-being. It is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to treat both chronic and acute conditions for reducing inflammation, pain, and stress. In Oriental medicine it is essential to balance the yin and yang in order to maintain a healthy mind, body,and spirit connection.

On a physical level, yin is associated with body fluids, while yang is related to the energy level of the body. Herbal formulas are particularly effective in creating more yin to nourish and ground the yang energy, as well as calming the spirit, insomnia, digestion issues, and boosting the immune system.

Aromatherapy is used for medicinal purposes as well, such as uplifting the spirit, helping with focus and balance, and various other issues.