"Oriental Medicine is a complete medical system that includes acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Oriental massage, nutrition and exercise. It is the oldest continuously practiced therapeutic system in use today.
Oriental Medicine theory explains that pain and disease are caused by either an imbalance or a blockage of energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee"), in the body. Regaining balance is the basic goal of treatment.
Oriental Medicine looks at understanding and treating not just the symptoms, but also the root cause of illness. To do this, all aspects of a patient's life are carefully taken into consideration, as any apparent or hidden factors may have significant bearing on the patient's complaint. With this information, an accurate diagnosis can be made and a unique, individualized treatment given. When the underlying cause of a problem is corrected, the results are long-lasting or permanent."