Healing takes place on many levels, including the physical, the emotional and the spiritual. Our goal is to support our patients in their journey to wellness, transformation, and so they can experience the spiritual essence of life. Medicine is practiced at its deepest level when the practitioner is in proper communication with the patient at the level of the "Shen". Our services include:
Oriental Medicine: includes a range of traditional medical techniques encompassing many of the ones listed below. Although well accepted in the mainstream of medical care throughout East Asia, it is considered an alternative medical system in much of the western world.
Acupuncture: an ancient medicinal practice that originated in China more than 2000 years ago and is now widely accepted in many countries. The name comes from the Latin acus, or “needle”, and from pungere, or “prick,” and involves the insertion of superfine needles into specific points on the body. Once inserted, the needles can be manipulated to stimulate the body for healing effects. Oriental medicine has been shown to be effective and safe by the World Health Organization in treating a variety of physical and emotional conditions such as:
Auricular Acupuncture Therapy/Auricular Medicine: a specialized form of acupuncture using the ear as a microcosm of the body. Microcosms use one aspect of the body - for example, the ears, hands or feet - to treat conditions that are present anywhere in the body. Extensively developed and researched in France by Dr. Paul Nogier, auricular acupuncture is thought to be effective in treating mental/emotional disturbances including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is also used to treat physical pain such as arthritis, back pain, migraine, headache, tendonitis, sciatic pain, and as a therapy to treat digestive problems such as colitis and indigestion, as well as respiratory and sinus problems like asthma, hay fever and sinusitis.
Community Acupuncture: focuses on using auricular points or “distal” points (below the knee and elbow, and on the head and neck) so that patients can remain fully clothed during treatment. Many patients prefer a community setting type of setting because it is relaxing, cost effective and very accessible.
Oriental Bodywork Therapy: is a unique healing experience based upon Traditional Chinese or Japanese medical practices that assesses the body's energetic system. Extremely useful in promoting, maintaining, and restoring balance and health, practitioners are highly trained and certified in bodywork therapy involving acupressure, therapeutic shiatsu massage, tuina and dietary or exercise suggestions.
Herbal Medicine: sometimes referred to as Botanical Medicine, is the use of herbs for their medicinal or therapeutic properties. The study of herbs dates back over 5000 years ago to ancient Sumerians and Egyptians. The first Chinese herbal book, the Shennong Bencao Jing, was compiled during the Han Dynasty and is considered the oldest book on Oriental herbal medicine. In modern times, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the world's population presently uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care. Herbal medicine focuses on restoring harmony internally by strengthening the patient's natural defense mechanisms and allowing the body to heal itself. Herbal remedies can treat many common complaints such as digestive disorders, pain, obesity, fever, sore throat, colds, and more.
Other Complementary Therapies include: Stress relief and management tools, Health Education, Nutritional Counseling based on oriental medicine principles and workshops on various topics.
Shenandoah Health Assoc Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic
132 S.Cameron Street
Phone: +1 540 667-7007+1 540 667-7007
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