Chinese medicine

Various modalities are applied, as needed in the appointment:

acupuncture – fine needles inserted to facilitate the body’s natural healing process
cupping – cups applied with suction to promote healing, alleviate pain, relax tension
gua sha – a scraping therapy to treat cold/ flu, headaches, stiff/ sore/ painful muscles
herbs – prescribed for topical or internal use, especially helpful in dermatology cases
tuina – Chinese medical massage technique that stimulates circulation and relaxes
teishin & enshin – gentle, non-insertive Japanese tools, often used in pediatrics

I have specialized Chinese medicine training in herbal therapy for:

  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • allergic asthma
  • allergic rhinitis

as well as for these dermatological conditions:

  • psoriasis
  • perioral dermatitis
  • viral warts
  • eczema, stasis eczema or gravitational eczema, pompholyx eczema, nummular eczema
  • lichen planus
  • rosacea
  • herpes simplex
  • herpes zoster
  • acne
  • impetigo
  • urticaria
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • vitiligo
  • lichen simplex

The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that acupuncture effectively treats a myriad of conditions:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • knee pain
  • periarthritis of the shoulder
  • sprains
  • facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • headache
  • dental pain
  • tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • postoperative pain
  • stroke
  • essential hypertension
  • primary hypotension
  • renal colic
  • leucopenia
  • adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • biliary colic
  • depression
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • primary dysmenorrhea
  • acute epigastralgia
  • peptic ulcer
  • acute and chronic gastritis

Whether you have one of these listed conditions or not, we can work together to improve your well-being. To schedule an appointment or to inquire, contact me here.