Oriental Medicine treatment does just that. It is a physiologically based, comprehensive system of health care. Dating back over 3,000 years in China, it has become widespread throughout Asia, Europe and now the United States.
It is a refined, complete, understandable and usable science. Techniques of treatment and diagnosis are based on observations of how nature and the body work. It is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of western medicine.
Techniques utilized in Oriental Medicine include Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling, Heat Therapy using herbal Moxa, Oriental Body Work and Cupping, Exercise and Breathing techniques such as Qi Gong exercises. These therapies work with our natural vital energy inherent within all living things, to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.
Illness is a signal of an imbalance between internal factors such as diet, exercise and external factors such as weather, trauma, microbes, poisons and environment. Chinese Medicine not only treats the disease, but is also very helpful in the prevention of disharmony. It treats the whole person whose imbalances have manifested in distress as the body strives to regain balance.
A.P., Dipl. O.M.
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Theresa received her Acupuncture degree from Dragon Rises College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Along with her Florida License (AP1674), she is national board certified and has completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health.
She studied Mayan medicine in Belize with Rosita Arvigo, a traditional healer, ethnobotanist, and Doctor of Napropathy.
While in Belize, she spent time making herbal medicines as tinctures and salves. She also collected native plants for preservation and for HIV and Cancer research with the New York Botanical Garden. She has 15 years experience as a nutritional consultant.
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