Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Seattle

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete system of holistic health care that includes a wide range of natural techniques used to treat and prevent illness and injury at their source. These techniques include:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Asian system of medicine that has been practiced safely and effectively for over two thousand years. By inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture activates the innate qi (life force) and helps the body to heal itself in a holistic and natural way. Acupuncture relieves pain and treats disease by restoring the normal flow of energy in the body.

Moxabustion is a traditional Asian therapy which consists of burning a tiny amount of a special herbal preparation of Mugwort (Artemesia Vulgaris) to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians. This therapy has been shown to be extremely effective in the treatment of many disorders including joint pain, fatigue and weakened immunity.

Herbal medicine Robert has been trained in both Chinese and Western herbal medicine. In his experience herbal medicine and acupuncture work together in a synergistic combination to facilitate deeper healing. Often, a customized herbal program will be prescribed to strengthen and balance your body and address your current symptoms. Robert uses only the highest quality herbal preparations and he guarantees that all of his herbal prescriptions meet the highest safety and quality.

Japanese Acupuncture

Acupuncture came to Japan from China about 1500 years ago, and in that time Japanese practitioners have made great adaptations and innovations to the practice of acupuncture.

Japanese acupuncture has all the benefits of Chinese acupuncture, and is known primarily to be gentler in approach, yet quite dynamic in action. Finer needles are used, and insertions tend to be more superficial than in Chinese systems.

Japanese styles have been influenced by a tradition of blind physicians as well as the philosophy of Zen Buddhism.

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