We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in healthcare. While advances in medicine and technology have dramatically improved the lives of people across the world and saved countless lives, the reason most people seek the services of a physician are for the chronic health concerns they experience daily that interfere with their quality of life. Drug therapy and surgeries, while miraculous in saving and extending life, have not been as successful in dealing with the chronic health issues that plague our society. Symptom relief often appears quickly at the beginning of drug treatment. However, the long term downside of pharmaceutical therapy often leaves patients dissatisfied and stuck in a downward spiral of more prescriptions and a myriad of side effects. Their underlying health condition and the root cause remain unaddressed.
Chinese Medicine is a complete system of healthcare with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. It views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Qi (pronounced chee), which can be translated as energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body. It is the longest existing continuous medical system practiced in the world, with over 3000 years of history.
Treatments address imbalances using food therapy/diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese exercise, and meditation along with Western therapies. Chinese Medicine helps restore the body to balance and works on an energetic level to improve all aspects of a person: mind/body/spirit. The beauty of Chinese Medicine is that it can be used to correct imbalances that have become illness and pain, or even correct imbalances prior to the appearance of symptoms thus preventing disease.
A comprehensive map of health is emerging which takes advantage of the ancient wisdom of historical Chinese Medicine with its safe and gentle therapies while also leaning on the great discoveries and lifesaving technologies of scientific medicine. At AcuHealth we are ready to be a part of this new frontier in medicine and to help patients discover the great healing potential that is their birthright.