Beginner’s Guide to Asian Medicine

What is Asian Medicine?

When we look at eastern and western cultures, we can find many differences when it comes to the approach of medicinal studies. Asian Medicine is natural medicine, which, has a holistic benefit to the body. That means it does more than what it aims to treat and supports the body on multiple levels. In addition, it takes consciousness, energy, and emotional well-being into account.

Self-treatments such as meditation, physical exercise, and healthy foods are an encouraged habit to keep you healthy. However, these self-treatments are not always enough. Stronger natural medicine such as acupuncture, Asian herbs, body-type foods, cupping, electro stim are all excellent ways to keep you healthier. Let’s briefly explore these one by one.

Acupuncture

Believe it or not, the body is covered in little pressure points! When activated, these acupressure points can help relieve pain, establish balance, treat disease, and even improve health throughout the body. Through acupuncture, you can promote a wide variety of benefits: anti-aging, faster recovery, an increased sense of well-being, focus, clarity, and much more!

Asian Herbs

You might wonder how Asian herbs differ from traditional herbs found in your spice cabinet? The reality is that all medicine, even Aspirin you take for your headache, comes from plants. Asian herbs are potent forms of a variety of unique plants. They are combined with careful consideration to create a formula that will restore balance to the body. The difference between your over-the-counter medicine and Asian herbs is how it affects the body. Pharmaceutical medicine works as a replacement therapy whereas natural medicine works as a supportive therapy for the body. 

Body-Type Diet

Everything you consume works to support the body. Food works like a tonic. It will give you energy to go about the day, we all have to eat to survive! According to Asian medicine, our bodies fall under one of four categories. It is advised to introduce and reduce certain foods in your diet based on the unique body type you possess! These foods will create balance in your physiology and promote longevity.

Cupping

There is a concept in Asian medicine of Yin and Yang: balance in all things. Cupping is a unique alternative therapy that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. It works like a deep tissue massage in reverse. The goal is to facilitate healing with blood flow and “qi” flow to achieve balance. The flow of “Qi” is similar to the flow of water in the body where it connects to all vitals and channels of energy.

Electrostim

Electrostim sends mild electrical pulses through the skin to help stimulate injured muscles or even manipulate the nerves to reduce pain. This painless procedure mimics the action signals coming from your nervous system to tell your body to heal faster. 

Many solutions to modern-day problems were identified a long time ago! Over two thousand years of research and study have been refined with the turn of the century. Here at David Lee Acupuncture, we are dedicated to serving the health needs of our patients through Asian Medicine.
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