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Chinese Medicine

The Chinese Medicine specialists at Circle of Health are schooled in Classical Taoist Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as Western Biomedicine principles and provide a customized treatment plan specific to you, your needs and the things that matter most to you.  We guide you to listen to your body's signals, teach you how to live in harmony with your body's needs, and develop healthy habits that you enjoy that also improve your quality of life.

In the United States, most people know that ACUPUNCTURE efficiently reduces and eliminates pain and injury, but did you know that acupuncture is just one of the many tools used in Chinese medicine to address a wide array of dis-eases and discomforts?  The wholistic medicine model of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has Five Branches that combine to improve overall health while addressing specific concerns and ailments.

Five Branches

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Your first visit is an opportunity to get to know you and your health history. We take the time to discuss your health goals, major life events, lifestyle and expectations.

    A first visit is both consultation and treatment and is usually 1.5 hours.

    In a typical return Chinese medicine consultation/acupuncture session, we work together to establish an understanding of your body and how to fine-tune your care. Each visit, we recap your progress, discuss "homework" to maximize your results and employ a combination of TCM tools (acupuncture, tui na, gua sha, cupping, herbs and self-care/exercise) , and is a one hour session.

  • The object of acupuncture & Chinese medicine is to change unhealthy patterns in the body. Depending on how long you have had your condition and how severe it is, will determine how frequently treatment is necessary.

    The vast majority of people will experience noticeable improvement in their complaint within the first one to two sessions.

    Our aim is to reset your system and rid the body of the old, troublesome pattern; and that is usually done through a series of weekly sessions.

    In acute situations, like a cold virus or extreme pain, daily sessions are advised.

    Once you are feeling better, periodic "tune-ups" are recommended.

  • Our providers have the highest Master's level of training offered in the U.S. with over 3,000 clinical/didactic hours and additional advanced trainings as well as traditional apprenticeship hours with elder Chinese Medicine Doctors .

    The risks of acupuncture are very low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner using sterile needles. Occasional side effects include soreness and minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were inserted. Single-use, disposable needles are now the practice standard, so the risk of infection is minimal.

  • Pain & Injuries
    Digestive Problems
    Headaches & Migraines
    Cancer support
    Pre & Post Surgery Rehabilitation
    Scar Resolution
    Post-Stroke Recovery
    Women's Health (menopausal symptoms & painful menstruation)
    Fertility Issues
    Insomnia & Anxiety
    Respiratory issues, Asthma & Allergies

Garth is an amazing listener and delivers the most common sense advice, things one needs to hear. The suggestions given can move you forward to better health. Garth Thank you for all you have done for my health and well being.
Terri H
Longmont, CO
Longmont Chamber

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