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More and more people are discovering Chinese Medicine for ailments that aren’t being addressed well enough with conventional therapies. For more than 3,000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was the dominant medical system in Asia. It was used to treat everything from bumps and bruises to major internal disorders and infectious diseases.
When TCM practitioners are asked, “What can acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine treat?” we often have a hard time answering because it has been used to treat everything. The real question is what conditions respond to Western medical therapy better, what conditions respond to Traditional Chinese Medicine better and what conditions respond to a combination of therapies.
Fortunately Eastern Medicine’s strengths are often Western Medicine’s weaknesses. The opposite also applies. For example Western surgical techniques and life support systems are second to none. An example of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s strengths is the treatment of pain, especially chronic pain and chronic health issues. Low back pain, arthritis and joint pain often respond well to TCM techniques, to name just a few. I take a special interest in finding the balance between Western and Eastern medicine and how we can most effectively serve the patient’s needs.
Often times conventional therapies have trouble with unexplained or ongoing, chronic pain. Many people are left with the last option of long term pharmaceutical use and its side effects. I treat both men and women to relieve the various aches and pains that they feel. Acupuncture is a great way to obtain drug free pain relief and avoid the side effects associated with pain relieving pharmaceuticals. Read More...
Women’s medicine has been a specialty within TCM for millennia. Chinese Medicine has thousands of years of experience balancing menstruation to alleviate pain and discomfort, enhancing fertility, supporting healthy pregnancies, regulating postpartum health and easing menopausal symptoms to name a few. Read More...
Chronic Health Issues
One of Chinese Medicine’s strengths is the treatment of chronic health issues. Many times a patient’s symptoms do not fit into any one Western Medical diagnosis. Patients are often bounced between MDs for years. If you are one of those people, if you have been to everyone you can think of and still no one can offer you any relief, you should strongly consider Chinese Medicine. I don’t say this because I think Chinese Medicine is better, I say this because we look at the body from a completely different point of view. Read More...
“I was just thinking this morning about the impact you have had on my life and that I wanted you to know that. Not only am I in better shape physically, but I have learned so much from you in the time we have spent together. I have so enjoyed our many conversations about health, wellness and life. Thank you so much for that.”
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) was developed over 2,500 years ago in China and its usage quickly spread across Asia into countries such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and India. Today TCM is one of the most frequently used medical therapies in the world. The main treatment methods used are acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion (heat therapy) and massage.
The term Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is an umbrella term under which acupuncture and herbology fall under. TCM describes the philosophy or theories of how the body works. Techniques like acupuncture, herbalism, dietary therapy, Qi Gong (physical movements to promote health, similar to yoga), and Tui-Na (Chinese massage) are the ways we put the theories of TCM into action to improve your health and well being. These five subjects describe the five major sections or five branches of Chinese Medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is really nothing more than a different perspective as to how the body works. This perspective is no more wrong or right than any other, just different. Ancient doctors developed this system essentially through the scientific process of observation, creating a hypothesis, testing that hypothesis, making a conclusion and then trying to reproduce predictable results. These ancient doctors and philosophers developed a different theory as to how the body works, what happens when disease or dysfunction takes hold and how to affect the body to bring the patient back to health. Read More...
Fibromyalgia/ rheumatoid arthritis
Side effects of cancer treatments
Mid-cycle or heavy bleeding
Morning sickness & vomiting
Pregnancy joint / back pain
Low back pain/sciatica
Destin Radder, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
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