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Acupuncturre as preventative medicine
"To treat disease that has already developed is comparable to the behavior of those persons who begin to dig a well after they have become thirsty, and of those who begin to cast weapons after they have already engaged in battle. Would these actions not be too late?" - Huangdi Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine)

Preventive medicine is defined as the part of medicine engaged with preventing disease rather than curing it. From the very beginning, Oriental medicine has had a bias toward keeping patients healthy as well as treating disease.

Years before an affliction can be detected with MRI’s and lab tests, biochemical and energetic imbalances exist in the body. These imbalances may present as pain, sleep disturbances, mood changes, abnormal digestion, headaches, menstrual irregularities and problems with fertility.

Through the process of evaluating subtle physical signs as well as the emotional condition of a person, practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine can detect health problems in their earliest stages, before a person becomes gravely ill.

Once the nature of an imbalance has been determined, a customized program can be created for you. Your treatment may include acupuncture, herbal therapy and tui na, as well as food, exercise and lifestyle suggestions.

If you can’t come for acupuncture on a more regular basis, Seasonal Acupuncture Treatments even just four times a year serve to tonify the inner organ systems and correct minor imbalances before they become serious problems.