Chinese Medicine with Laura Rose Gage, EAMP, LAc
Cultivate wholeness & resilience for every stage of your life.
Modern life can create a disconnect and cause an imbalance in our emotional and physical bodies. This can lead to symptoms like painful menstrual cycles, unbearable morning sickness during pregnancy, post-partum weakness and depression, or near constant hot flashes during perimenopause. Unexplained pain or chronic anxiety are rampant and poorly treated in our mainstream medical system.
Chinese medicine can help alleviate all these symptoms and many more though acupuncture, moxibustion, massage and herbal medicine. Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that functions parallel to the Western medical system.
Chinese medicine is more than just acupuncture
The Chinese word for acupuncture consists of two characters – needle plus moxibustion. Acupuncture is stimulation of therapeutic points, or areas, on the body. These same points and areas can also be stimulated by moxibustion, pressure, light or e-stim.
Needles are not a requirement for effective treatment! Let me know your concerns about needles and we will develop an individualized plan for your care.
All disease comes from the heart.
Li Zhou, a 6th century philosopher said, “If the spirit is at peace, the heart is in harmony; when the heart is in harmony the body is whole; if the spirit becomes aggravated the heart wavers, and when the heart wavers the spirit becomes injured; if one seeks to heal the physical body, therefore, one needs to regulate the spirit first”
Often treating the emotions or spirit produces more effective and lasting results then simply treating the pain or other symptoms on a physical level. Chinese medicine treats the complete person.
An acupuncture treatment includes…
- Discussion of the patient’s condition and health history.
- Palpation (touching) of the pulse, examination of the tongue, and palpation of the abdomen.
- The use of sterilized single-use needles, moxibustion, cupping, massage and herbs.