East Asian Medicine

East Asian medicine is part of a complete medical system originating in China and then spreading to Japan, Korea, Europe, North America and beyond. East Asian medicine has been shaped and influenced by local healing traditions, family practice lineages, philosophical trends in East Asia, a rich scholarly and clinical tradition going back over 2,000 years, and its encounter with Western medicine in the modern world, leading to new ways of discerning the physiological “mechanism(s) of action” of acupuncture, as well as an understanding of the biomedical actions of individual herbs and formulas.


A Holistic Approach to Treatment

As a holistic medicine, East Asian medicine recognizes our inherent inseparability from the natural world, as well as the role of the mind-body-spirit connection in health and disease.

It takes into account the whole person and their environment, including lifestyle habits, personal history, stress and emotions, genetic and constitutional factors, seasonal changes, work habits, social and environmental factors, and more.

East Asian medicine looks at the big picture when determining what imbalances have developed, allowing for certain disorders to arise. Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, gentle bodywork, and dietary/lifestyle guidance can help catalyze a positive shift in the direction of increased balance and well-being.

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Benefits of East Asian Medicine Treatments

  • Greater stress resilience, calm, and emotional well-being in the face of life’s challenges
  • Enhanced immune system functioning and better physiological functioning overall
  • Improvement in energy levels, mood, digestive functioning, and sleep
  • ​A decrease in the frequency and severity of symptoms experienced in acute and chronic conditions
  • A natural solution for many health conditions without the use of significant surgical intervention or medications with potentially adverse or health-diminishing side effects