Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a highly evolved system of healing that was developed in China more than two thousand years ago. It is based on the concept that laws of nature can be used to understand the inner workings of the body. In traditional belief, the body is seen as a microcosm of the universe, affected by forces such as heat and cold, masculine and feminine, dryness and dampness.

Imbalances in our bodies block the flow of its energy (chi), and manifest themselves as diseases. Acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs can help balance the body’s energy and bring it into harmony and wellness without the side effects experienced by other forms of treatment.

Traditional Chinese Medicine includes several modes of treatment:

is a therapeutic technique intended to promote health and well-being by re-balancing the body. The technique involves gentle insertion of very fine sterile needles into “acupuncture points.” Most people find the treatments deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.

is a massage technique that can be used in place of acupuncture treatment. It uses a selection of pressure points based on the same principles as acupuncture.

Chinese Herbal Medicine
refers to the use of plants and other medicinal substances. It is often used in conjunction with acupuncture and acupressure to harmonize and strengthen the body. After a comprehensive assessment, Leah creates a unique herbal formula for each of her patients. The herbs are dispensed in a powdered form. It is generally mild tasting and very simple to use, simply mixing it with hot water. These very high quality herbal powders are prepared in Taiwan and undergo a testing process to assure their quality and purity.

Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling
makes patients aware of the effects of the foods and habits they choose. This is a very tangible way that patients, if they are open to this, can augment and contribute to their treatment.

Leah is able to assist clients in English, Chinese and Spanish.