Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
With a foundation of more than 2,500 years, traditional Chinese medicine is based, in part, on the Daoist belief that everything is interconnected. What happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. Our mind, body, and organs working together in an energetic system to keep the body functioning.
Traditional Chinese medicine utilizes many adjunctive techniques to help patients achieve and maintain health. Those include; acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle changes, meditation, massage techniques such as tuina and gua sha, and exercise (often in the form of Qigong or Tai Chi).
Acupuncture, is a basic tenet, often considered the centerpiece, of Chinese medicine. The practice involves very thin needles being inserted into the body at specific acupuncture points for the purpose of treating various medical conditions. There are also multiple acupuncture points throughout the body that promote psychological well-being, feelings of calm and restoration. There’s even a specific point on top of the head that many people refer to as a “happy point”.
Benefits of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Evidence based clinical studies report on the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine, and with many Western-trained physicians acknowledging the benefits, more Americans are using acupuncture, herbal remedies and other components of traditional Chinese medicine than ever before.
Traditional Chinese medicine has proven effective in the maintenance of health, the treatment of many diseases and conditions including:
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Reducing Blood Pressure
- Mental Clarify
- Respiratory Disorders
- Nutrition and Diet
- Menstrual/Menopausal Symptoms
- Fertility Disorders
- Immune Imbalances
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Emotional Disorders
Why Choose The Center for Health and Wellbeing
Our Acupuncturist, Dr. Keating, holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and a Master’s degree from the largest and most prestigious school of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is an herbalist, a functional medicine and orthopedic specialist that draws from a broad range of integrative healing modalities. Dr. Keating’s background encompasses more than 3700 hours of graduate level training, including 5 years of training under Dr. Bret Mosher, a leader in the research and clinical application of integrative and functional medicine. (Learn more about Dr. Keating)
If you are visiting CHWB for the first time you will need to complete the New Patient Forms available for download by clicking here. We ask that in order to devote as much time to you as possible during your appointment, that you complete the appropriate forms prior to your appointment.
To get started with an Acupuncture and/or Traditional Chinese Medical appointment, give us a call @ 619-814-5500 or click here to schedule an appointment.