GENERAL QUESTIONS What is Oriental Medicine?
Oriental Medicine has been a practice of medicine for about 5000 years in
China, It included the practices of acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na,
nutrition, tai qi, and qi gong. At the heart of Oriental Medicine is the
concept of qi (pronounced chee). Oriental Medicine first came to the United
States in the 70's, so it is a relatively new concept in the western world.
What is Qi? Qi is translated as the vital force, life force,
or energy. Qi is the life force of the universe. Qi is the life force that
flows through the channels and meridians
What is Yin and
Yang? Yin is the substance. For example: The physical organs of the
body, such as the liver. Yang is the function. For example: The role of the
liver is to regulate the flow of qi in the body. If applied to a car---- Yin is
the engine or the parts of the car. Yang is how these parts function to make
the car run. It takes many parts--- carburator, pistons, starter etc working
together to make th e car go. Qi would be the spark after the fuel is
ignited by the spark plugs. What are the types of Oriental
Medicine Korean Acupuncture, Vietnamese Acupuncture, Chinese
Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine Tui Na Tai Qi Qi
ACUPUNCTURE Do I have to choose between
acupuncture and other types of health care? Acupuncture is compatible
with other systems of health care. I will be happy to work in conjunction with
you and other health care practitioners. My wish is that you receive maximum
benefit from all sources.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed to alleviate a disorder varies
depending on the type of illness and the individual. Generally acute diseases
of short time can be treated successfully within a few treatments. Chronic
problems, which have taken years to develop, will not be cured
overnight. Gradual change over time will reflect the gradual restoration of the
bodys strength and vitality.