prevention & wellness

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas Edison

The superior physician does not just treat disease, but teaches society and forms the intentions of humanity.
Sun Simiao

Chinese medicine excels as a preventative medicine. Its natural tendency to re-establish balance within the body not only prevents disease, but preserves the integration of body, mind, and spirit: the perfect recipe for embodied health. Here are some ways that
acupuncture and Chinese medicine can improve your health – even when you’re feeling fine.

moxakateSeasonal tune-ups
The healthiest people of the world could benefit from seasonal acupuncture visits. Four times a year, when the seasons change, the body is naturally a little weaker than normal. This allows for minor illnesses to strike (see colds below) or even slight imbalances that can throw you out of whack later on in the year.  Acupuncture strengthens your defenses and helps the body easily transition to seasonal changes.

Prevention of colds, flu, allergies
Feel a cold coming on? Get to the acupuncturist. We have tomes written on the subject of colds alone (what we call “external invasions”) and we like to get to them ASAP. And then there’s allergies. While most people see them as a common annoyance, they represent an area of weakness in certain body systems that we can improve. Even when treating other issues, allergies are often cleared up as the acupuncture fixes the imbalances.

marilynacuGraceful aging
We all age – if we’re lucky. Although menopause and erectile dysfunction pharmaceutical commercials portray this transition as less than desirable, that doesn’t have to be the case.  This can be a time of great transformation, introspection, wisdom, and gratitude. The physical body can age gracefully as well with the help of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Chinese culture has embraced anti-aging tricks and longevity tonics for centuries to prevent hot flashes, night sweats, wrinkles, hair loss, diminished sight and hearing, and more. Maintaining healthy balance over the years is the key to aging gracefully (and beats any over-the-counter serum).