What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine is a unique medical system with written history that traces back more than 2,000 Years and that has been practiced even longer. Chinese medicine acknowledges that there is a vital life force called qi* that flows through all things. Qi flows along pathways in the human body that correspond to the organs, muscular system and nervous system. When the balance of this energy is disturbed due to poor diet, medication, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors or emotional issues, pain or illness results. Chinese Medicine focuses on correcting these imbalances and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Today, Chinese Medicine is used for preventative care, health maintenance and the treatment of certain diseases.


Points on the body are connected by pathways called meridians. Thin needles are inserted into the skin along the meridians at different points to access and redirect the qi. The Dong Han Acupuncture and Herbology system traces it’s origin to the Shilla Dynasty (circa 4th to 6th century) in Korea. It has been comprised exclusively of medical scholars since it’s inception.  The system draws upon the sophisticated radial pulse diagnosis models included in classical writings. The Lineage Heads of the Dong Han Acupuncture System have since incorporated the details of western bio medicine into the advanced pulse diagnosis models used during treatment.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Natural substances such as leaves, roots, barks, flowers, fruit, and minerals are used to make up specific individual formulas for each person. Chinese herbs are administered as a formula to balance the patient’s energy. Learn more about Herbal Therapy.

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