Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine uses simple principles to treat complex conditions of imbalance in the body. For each condition or illness, the imbalance in the body is evaluated by interior or exterior, hot or cold, damp or dry, excess (strong) or deficiency (weak).


What it Does

Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated, and prevented illness for over 5,000 years. While it can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, Chinese medicine can also enhance recuperative power, immunity, and the capacity for pleasure, work, and creativity.

How it Thinks

Within Chinese cosmology, all of creation is born from the marriage of two polar principles, Yin and Yang: Earth and Heaven, winter and summer, night and day, cold and hot, wet and dry, inner and outer, body and mind. Harmony of this union means health, good weather, and good fortune, while disharmony leads to disease, disaster, and bad luck. The strategy of Chinese medicine is to restore harmony.


The goal of treatment is to adjust and harmonize Yin and Yang-wet and dry, cold and heat, inner and outer, body and mind. This is achieved by regulating the Qi, Moisture, and Blood in the Organ Networks: weak organs are tonified, congested channels are opened, excess is dispersed, tightness is softened, agitation is calmed, heat is cooled, cold is warmed, dryness is moistened, and dampness is drained.


Acupuncture is based on the assumption that Qi courses through channels in the body just as streams and rivers ebb and flow across the surface of the earth. Every Organ Network has a corresponding set of channels. The acupuncture points are located in small depressions in the skin called “men” or “gates” where the channels come closest to the surface. In ancient times, when cities were fortified by walls, gates were opened to receive sustenance and closed to keep harm away. With Acupuncturist in Phoenix, the gates of the body are opened and closed to adjust circulation I should be “in” the channels and expel noxious influences from them.


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What Acupuncture Can Treat

Acupuncture may be helpful for: withdrawal from addictions such as sugar, coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, and cocaine; stress reduction; post surgical recovery; chronic fatigue; the signs of aging; and decreased immunity. Acupuncture has been recognized by the World Health Organization to treat over 300 conditions. Some of the many conditions for which acupuncture is considered appropriate are listed by the World Health Organization of the United Nations:

Some of the many conditions for which acupuncture is considered appropriate are listed by the World Health Organization of the United Nations:

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Colds, flu, bronchitis, hepatitis

Hypoglycemia, asthma, high blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, constipation, diabetes

Eyes, Ears, Nose Throat:
Deafness, ringing in the ears, earaches, poor eyesight, dizziness, sinus infection, sore throat, hay fever

Eczema, acne, herpes

Musculo-Skeletal and Neurologic:
Arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headache, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains

Genito-Urinary and Reproductive:
Impotence, infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), pelvic inflammatory disease (ND), vaginitis, irregular period or cramps, morning sickness

Mental Emotional:
Anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia

Other Treatments

Often, other treatments may be indicated after the acupuncture sessions. Below are some other treatment techniques that may be indicated:


Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.

Gua Sha

Gua sha has been shown to speed up the healing process and reduce pain in certain areas of the body. This is because gua sha stimulates blood flow and speeds up tissue repair. It also reduces toxins in the body by increasing lymphatic drainage.