The theory of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is based on a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used for thousands of years to diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
In Oriental Medicine, proper functioning of the body depends on the natural flow of energy called Qi (pronounced Chee), though a network of channels or meridians, which connect every organ system and every part of the body.
Disruption of the Qi flow caused either by exterior or interior pathogenic factors such as disease, injury, trauma, medications, poor diet, stress, psychological imbalances, among others, result in illness and pain.
Acupuncture points are found at specific locations throughout the body where the practitioner inserts very thin needles to produce a physiological effect aiming to restore the even flow of Qi, thus restoring balance and wellness in the body and mind.
Using a complex system of diagnosis that takes into consideration the individual's specific lifestyle and patterns of disharmony, the practitioner ensures that not only he symptoms are alleviated but also the root cause of the dysfunction.
As Primary Care practitioners, Licensed Acupuncturists strive to integrate with western medicine to facilitate and improve the quality of life of all patients.
Photographs above taken at the Will Rogers park in Beverly Hills, CA (2008)
ACUPUNCTURE - ORIENTAL MEDICINE - NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING