Seattle Acupuncture Wellness Center offers the following treatment methods:
- Balance Method of acupuncture, taught by Dr. Teh-Fu Tan
- Pulse Diagnosis, taught by Dr. Wei-Yen Chiang
- A full Chinese herbal supplement pharmacy
- Nutritional counseling based on Oriental medicine and theory
- Guided stress reduction techniques involving meditation
- Lifestyle coaching
Dr. Tan’s Balance Method of Acupuncture is based on the acupuncture systems rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing meridians. This method is rooted in the balance of the five elements and eight principles of Oriental medicine. Dr. Tan is the first person to assemble this body of information into a systematic method and translate it into the English language. (click here)
This method requires minimum points on the local area where the pain or disease is occurring, and distal points below the knees and elbows are used mostly.
Among the many types of pain treated successfully by the Balance Method are migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain and even phantom-limb pain, in addition to internal conditions such as asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, anxiety and balancing blood sugar levels.
Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by millions of people for all kinds of health conditions in Asia. Seattle Acupuncture Wellness Center has a comprehensive herbal pharmacy of patent formulas and granulars.
Chinese herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment, as it works on different substrates in the body and maintains continuity in therapeutic intervention. Acupuncture works on the level of energy by harmonizing the flow of Qi through the main energetic pathways of the body. Quantum physics has verified that our entire material world is comprised of energy, as is the human body. Acupuncture is so unique because it is one of the few therapies that can manipulate the flow of energy in the body and mind to produce a therapeutic effect. In acupuncture theory, until chronic health conditions are addressed on the energetic level, the root cause or problem will often be neglected.
Chinese herbs work more on the level of blood and manifest physiology. The herbs contain macro and micronutrients that can have specific therapeutic effects on certain organs of the body, such as the liver or kidneys. By working on both the immaterial and material levels, the treatment of acupuncture with herbs is much more effective and lasting.
We believe that nutritional guidelines need to be specific to you as an individual. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the best way to eat because each of us has different constitutions. Some people should be eating a raw food diet based on their constitution (yin deficient–dry and over heated), while others need to eat mostly cooked foods (yang deficient–run cold and depleted).
We assess your overall body type to recommend better approach to your condition and lifestyle.