Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes acupuncture and herbal medicine, and has been a successful healing modality for thousands of years. It is a complete medical system that works both energetically and physiologically to restore balance and harmony to the body in the treatment of pain and illness. It is effective at remediating the mental and environmental stresses that bombard us on a daily basis, and is essential for preventative care.
Qi (Chi) is the material foundation of all that exists in the Universe. It is the vital life force of the human body, and flows through a web of interconnected pathways that we call meridians. Acupuncture treatment involves engaging the body’s Qi and restoring proper flow and balance by using hair-thin needles to stimulate points along these meridians. Chinese herbs work in conjunction with acupuncture to disrupt unhealthy patterns that are causing pain or illness, altering our internal environment, and revitalizing the body’s own inherent ability for healing.
Acupuncture is sought after by patients who appreciate a natural and chemical free path to health and wellness. Pain management is the most common use of acupuncture. However, acupuncture and herbs are successful at treating a variety of conditions including digestive complaints, depression and anxiety, Women’s health and fertility, boosting the immune system, and rejuvenating the skin. TCM is a wonderful complement to your current medical care and wellness program.
A typical TCM treatment is an hour long appointment. Your treatment includes acupuncture, and may include vibrational medicine, moxa, body work, cupping, or an herbal prescription. Please expect your initial appointment to be a bit longer, as your practitioner will need time to get to know you and your current health condition.
VM uses a variety of tools such as tuning forks, flower essence remedies, herbs, essential oils, and stones to restore harmony to the body’s electro-magnetic field. This subtle form of healing encourages health and wellness on a deep level, resonating to unite body, mind, and spirit, while grounding us to the Earth. It is commonly used in conjunction with other healing modalities, and is often a preferred treatment for children, teens, and those who are too sensitive for acupuncture.
Meet our acupuncturist, Tanya Smith, EAMP
Please feel free to contact our wellness center with any questions you may have!
We realize the services that we offer here are a vital resource to you; to help boost your immune system, elevate your mood, and manage *some* sense of normal. It is our intent to continue to serve you to the best of our ability.
However, in order to keep our community and team safe, we must adjust our practice to address COVID-19. We have always taken great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Since the outbreak we have taken additional measures that are recommended by our local, state, and federal governments, and the CDC and WHO guidelines. Through monitoring the current situation we have made the difficult decision to revise our operation for the coming weeks. These changes will be effective starting March 23rd, 2020 to tentatively May 1st, 2020 based on federal recommendations. We will be staying up to date with current Washington State guidelines.
We are recommending that our patients follow all CDC and WHO guidelines until this passes. It is important to have a three month supply of any prescription medication on hand. We are requesting that you contact your pharmacy to fax any refill requests to us as soon as possible.
We will keep you posted as the situation evolves. Please rest assured that this is a preventative measure in support of our commitment to the health of our community. We encourage all of you to take this time to care for yourselves, your families, and those you love.
Our staff is available to help if you have any questions or need to reschedule appointments. Please contact us at (425) 493-6868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.