Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine is a term that refers to a holistic system of medicine developed in Asia over 3000 years ago. It combines time tested healing techniques with current research to address modern health concerns. Based on the concepts of harmony and balance, oriental medicine looks at the whole person, not just the presenting symptoms. Using a systematic diagnostic method, a comprehensive pattern of imbalance is identified and an individual treatment plan is formulated. 

Simply put, when there is harmony and balance in the body, the person is healthy. Illness is the result of a loss of harmony and balance. This imbalance can be the result of an acute injury, bacterial or viral infection, working too much, inadequate rest, poor diet or too much stress. Oriental medicine can treat acute or chronic conditions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most well known type of Oriental medicine here in the West. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal pharmacology are the cornerstones of this medicine.  

According to The World Health Institute and the National Institute for Health, acupuncture has proven effective for a wide range of diseases.  Below is a partial list.


Common Conditions Treated


Stress, Tension, Migraines


Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Muscular-Skeletal Pain 

Knee Pain, Back Pain, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder, TMJ, Sciatica

Respiratory Illness

Common Cold, Allergies, Sinusitis and Rhinitis, Asthma

Digestive Disorders

Indigestion, Acid Reflux/ Heart Burn, Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn's Disease, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Colitis

Women’s Health 

Menstrual Problems, Menopausal Syndromes, Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Insomnia/Sleep Disorders  


Acne, Dermatitis

Cancer Support

 Fatigue, Nausea

Sports Injury

Immune Disorders 

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia

Smoking Cessation  

This is just a partial list. If you suffer from a condition that you don’t see listed here, please call 651.808. 2191 for further information.