The lineage of Classical Chinese Medicine I have been taught is based on Classical medical texts that describe use of the Secondary Vessels – sinew, luo, divergent and extraordinary channels – in addition to the primary channels common to all modern acupuncture.
When the body is faced with pathology too big to be processed in the present moment – either an extreme event, or consistent exposure over time – it uses these channels to hold pathology latent. The body creates “lesser” diseases to protect the organ systems, which over time become chronic and degenerative disease. Treatment of these channels allows pathology to be intentionally cleared from the body at any stage of disease progression, allowing a state of balance and health to be restored.
Classical Chinese Medicine can:
- Relieve pain
- Facilitate healing of emotional pain and trauma
- Arrest and reverse the course of chronic disease
- Treat new injuries to prevent chronic complications
- Treat old or chronic injuries
- Increase energy and immunity
- Support healing after surgical procedures
- Help with understanding and acceptance of self
- Support personal evolution & actualization of purpose and destiny
- Help people reconnect & live in harmony with nature
- Prevent disease and support health
- Work independently and in conjunction with western medical treatment
Classical Chinese Medicine can treat people presenting with:
Women’s Health issues: menstrual issues, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, pregnancy symptoms, postpartum recovery, hormonal balance, menopause issues, chronic pelvic pain, etc.
Mental/Emotional conditions: anxiety, depression, PTSD, overwhelming emotions such as worry, fear, sadness, anger, etc.
Gastrointestinal diseases: indigestion, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, diverticulitis, food allergies, etc.
Pediatric diseases: pathologies originating at birth/childhood, food sensitivities, ear infections, digestive upset, nightmares, etc.
Autoimmune Diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s, etc.
Chronic, degenerative diseases: osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.
Injuries: sports injuries, injuries to joints, lacerations/cuts, etc.
Cardiovascular disease: hypertension, type II diabetes, etc.
Skin issues: acne, rashes, boils, inflammation, etc.
Other pain conditions: headaches, fibromyalgia, etc.
Chronic musculoskeletal conditions: frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, joint pain, etc.
Identity Issues: difficulty understanding or accepting oneself