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
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue, improve circulation and stimulate the nervous system to produce your body's natural painkillers.
Trained in the longevity practices of Qi Gong, Ba Gua, Tai Chi and meditation, we encourage you to use these healthy habits that will keep you active and healthy at any stage of life.
We provide classes throughout the week, and weekend workshops on Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Meditation and Chinese Philosophy to help you on your way.
Considered China's medical massage, Tui Na is a form of bodywork that is incorporated into your session to relax tight muscles, increase range of motion and improve posture and function.
CHINESE HERBALS & SUPPLEMENTS
Chinese herbs have been used for millennia. Carefully formulated to address the entire person, Chinese herbs address metabolic issues, long-term conditions, relieve pain and improve energy. We provide custom and Classical patent remedies in pill, tea and powder forms.
Is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm the and invigorate blood flow to accelerate healing.
What results can patients expect?
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 comibination of TCM tools (acupuncture, tui na, gua sha, cupping, herbs and self-care/exercise) , and is a one hour session.
How many sessions/times a week is necessary?
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.
Are there any contraindications?
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.
What do people seek out Chinese medicine for?
- 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