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Each human being is a world in miniature, a garden in which doctor and patient together strive to cultivate health and happiness. Every person has a unique terrain to be mapped, a resilient yet sensitive ecology to be maintained. Like a gardener uses irrigation, nutrients, and compost to grow robust healthy plants, the Oriental Medical Doctor uses acupuncture, herbs, oriental bodywork, natural foods, and daily exercise to recover and sustain a patient's health.
The goal of your treatment is to balance and harmonize Yin and Yang, wet and dry, cold and heat, inner and outer, and body and mind. This is achieved by regulating the Qi, moisture, and blood in the organ networks: weak organs are tonified, congested channels are opened, excess is dispersed, tightness is softened, agitation is calmed, heat is cooled, cold is warmed, dryness is moistened, and dampness is drained. An overall feeling of well being or balance thereby results.
It is scientifically accepted that human beings are unique bio-energetic systems. For thousands of years, Oriental medicine has acknowledged that there is a vital force that flows through all things which is called "Qi".
In the west it is often referred to as "energy." Energy (Qi) flows along pathways in the human body, which are related to the organs and the tendon-muscular system. When the balance of this energy is disturbed due to trauma, poor diet, synthetic medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors, or excessive emotional issues, pain or illness results.
Oriental medicine focuses on correcting energetic imbalances by clearing up any obstruction and encouraging an even flow of Qi, which stimulates the body's natural ability to heal itself.
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