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Chinese Internal Medicine

Unique diagnosis:  From thousands of years of observation into the human system, Chinese internal medicine relies on the tongue, pulse, and channel system to determine the exact functional relationships between the internal organs, the limbs, the sensory orifices and the tissues throughout the entire body.  Instead of focusing by specialty on a single organ or system, we value interrelationships of different parts of the whole to optimize communication neurologically, chemically, and mechanically in order to reestablish the healthy state.

Unique Perspective:  We can overcome great physical obstacles by looking at the body and its stressors with wisdom and clarity.  Our diet, exercise, work and play as they relate to our physical, emotional and spiritual states all play important roles in our wellbeing.  Though underemphasized in western medicine, our mind and body have a complex relationship that either nourishes and sustains us or forms the root of dis-ease.

Treatment Modalities

Acupuncture: Our acupuncturists have travelled to both coasts and around the world to find the most effective acupuncture styles utilized today.  These include Tung’s Style Acupuncture, Tan’s Balance Method, Meridian-Based Acupuncture, Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, TCM Acupuncture and Sports Medicine Acupuncture.  Ranging from potent stimulatory treatments for serious neurological conditions to minimalist delicate approaches for our most sensitive patients, we have expertise in a wide range of acupuncture styles to suit our patients’ medical needs comfortably and effectively for a variety of conditions.

Chinese herbal medicine: Chinese herbal medicine has developed over the last 5000 years to deliver individualized combinations of medicinals based on exact pattern diagnosis.  That translates to effective herbal prescriptions that have little or no side effects because they fit our patients so well.  We also have an herbal pharmacy on hand so you can pick up your herbs with convenience.

Adjunctive Therapies: Additional therapies such as cupping, gwa sha, moxabustion, and various manual therapies will be offered at no additional cost based on our assessment of the patients’ needs.  These will be explained in detail and questions answered before application.

What can Chinese internal medicine treat?
This is a difficult question because the application of Chinese internal medicine is very broad, though not a panacea.  The list below, which is sanctioned by the NIH and the WHO, includes disorders that, back in 1997, showed enough evidence to warrant treatment by acupuncture.  There is no such list for Chinese herbal medicine.  If you have specific questions about the applicability of Chinese internal medicine for your condition, please contact us by email or phone so we can discuss it with you personally.

Addiction-alcohol, drug, smoking
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic fatigue
Common cold
Dental pain
Digestive trouble
Emotional problems
Eye problems

Facial palsy/tics
Irritable bowel syndrome
Low back pain
Menstrual irregularities
Morning sickness

Reproductive problems
Seasonal affective disorder
Shoulder pain
Sleep disturbances
Smoking cessation
Sore throat
Tennis elbow
Tooth pain
Trigeminal neuralgia
Urinary tract infection
Wrist pain


Meet Our Practitioners:

"I have horrible allergies and have tried acupuncture a little in the past but in the past the acupuncture was performed by a chiropractor. I went to see Lindsay once and then signed up for 10 sessions. It is amazing what acupuncture can do. My favorite is that it totally relaxes you and then you notice things during your day that it has helped with. Lindsay is extremely knowledgable and I have learned so much. It is amazing how certain parts of the body are tied to your eyes, brain, etc. If you have any type of issue go see Lindsay. She is great."

- Korrine

"Lindsay is a very caring and helpful person. She really cares about how her patients feel."

- Cassie

"Adam is the best! Not only is he awesome at what he does, he seems to be a genuinely nice human. He took the time to learn about my embarrassing condition and try to gear my treatment towards that. He was excited to learn about something he didn't know existed, and I very much appreciated that. I'd highly recommend seeing him! Thanks Adam!"

- Amanda D.