Welcome our newest healthcare team member: Candace Luo, L.Ac, MSTCM, MHA, CMI
Not only is Candace incredibly gentle and has the best side manner, she is very good at what she does! She specializes in working with internal disease, such as acute respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, digestive-intestinal disorders, fatigue, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and woman’s health issues. To read more about Candace, go to her Profile.
Champion Swimmer’s Testimonial: “After one treatment I regained movement, within a few weeks my pain had reduced so much that it was only intermittent. By the end of the year, it was gone. I was so happy that I did not go down the typical Western medical approach: pain killers, physical therapy and no training. If I had followed that path I would not have won two National Championships in Master’s Swimming in 2008.”
Acupuncture has been around for 5,000 years and was actually discovered on the battlefields of ancient China, when wounded warriors who were shot by arrowheads reported that they were suddenly relieved of long-standing chronic aliments they used to have. It was here that the energy “Qi,” (pronounced chee or key) was discovered, which travels through complex networks in the body (meridians). In China they used “stones with sharp edges” (Gao, Duo’s Chinese Medicine), but now we use thin sterile needles to assist our complex bioelectric systems.
Energy circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways. By placing small needles on specific spots along the meridians, called ‘vital points,’ or ‘acupoints’, the acupuncturist is able to balance the Yin and Yang, causing vital-energy to flow, stop, accelerate, slow down or whatever the body needs (Reid, Daniel P.’s The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity); therefore, pain and inefficient energy flow is alleviated. Due to its proven effectiveness, Acupuncture has been embraced throughout the world and especially by the Eastern Medical Center’s clients.
Packages: We offer numerous cost-saving packages