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Meredith Bigley Acupuncture

How Chinese Medicine Works


Chinese Medicine provides a whole body approach to health. It is based upon an individualized pattern diagnosis.  This diagnosis is obtained by a reading of the pulses, physical examination, observing specific signs, and asking questions regarding your symptoms and lifestyle.  


Chinese Medicine includes Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, which are often used together to provide a synergistic effect on the healing process.


Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are recognized and respected healing modalities for treating acute and chronic conditions. Both have been practiced for more than 3000 years.  



Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine is based upon an individualized pattern diagnosis.  For example, there are a number of different patterns that result in headaches.  Because of this, unique herbal formulas are used to treat specific manifestations.  A headache that results from a sinus infection will be treated very differently from the migraine headache that manifests in a woman's cycle between ovulation and onset of menses.  Western drugs often control symptoms, but do not alter the underlying condition.   For example, antibiotics may eliminate a bacterial infection in the sinuses, but will do nothing to improve resistant to the possibility of future infections.   Chinese herbs can strengthen the immune system and can resolve internal conditions that foster a bacterial infection.  Before herbs are prescribed, we will, of course, discuss the current medications (both prescribed and over the counter) that you are taking.  I have over 20 years experience in the study and prescription of Chinese herbs.