East Asian Medicine

East Asian Medicine (EAM) is an ancient system of healing that evolved over thousands of years. It includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, manual techniques, moxibustion, and nutrition counseling. The emphasis in East Asian Medicine lies in understanding the root causes of illness and imbalances in our bodies.

EAM treatments have been used for centuries to alleviate pain, treat disease, and improve general health. Clinical research shows that EAM treats physical ailments and can reduce the risk of developing them in the future. East Asian medicine is personalized – what works for one person may not work for another because our bodies and life experiences are unique. Because East Asian treatment is so tailored, safe, and minimally invasive, it benefits people of all ages and all health situations.



Acupuncture helps the body heal on its own and prevents illness from arising. Tiny needles stimulate the acupuncture points during treatment to promote healing and harmony. Acupuncture is a gentle, relaxing, minimally invasive way to help bodies heal themselves, build immunity, and prevent illness from arising. Clinical research shows that acupuncture is anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar and blood pressure, increases blood and lymph circulation, increases endorphins and opioids (natural painkillers), and prevents the chemicals that signal pain from forming. It also changes our brainwaves and nervous system state to those associated with self-repair.

Acupuncture is one of many treatment modalities that are part of East Asian Medicines.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs support your whole being with healing from the inside out. They have been used to treat a wide range of health issues, from common colds to mental disturbances, for thousands of years, with the goal being treatment and prevention.

The use of herbal medicines is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years.

Cupping and Gua Sha

These tools help manage pain as well as natural relief. They quickly work deep into your muscles, releasing tension and toxins while reducing inflammation and promoting circulation.

Cupping and gua sha are ancient techniques used for centuries to relieve pain and tension, release stress, and promote restoration.


Moxibustion, or “moxa,” has been used for centuries to help improve the body’s health. A moxa treatment includes burning dried mugwort on or near your skin. This technique builds energy and warms up muscles and joints for better circulation, improving digestion, stimulating immunity, and calming.

Moxibustion has been used for centuries to both stimulate and energize a client while being deeply calming at the same time.


To achieve optimal health, what we put in our bodies, how we eat, and when we eat all determine our future. Nutrition, diet, and lifestyle habits are fundamental to East Asian medicine. Dietary therapy has been considered a first-line treatment that aims to alleviate many symptoms and cure the root causes when combined with acupuncture and herbal therapies.

When we eat well, our bodies are better able to heal themselves. Good nutrition means your body gets all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to work its best. What and when you eat can significantly affect how your body feels. Focusing on fresh, whole foods without any added chemicals or processing provides the body with the nutrients it needs for you to feel your most vibrant self.

The healing power of food is undeniable.

Laser Acupuncture

The application of therapeutic laser to acupoints on the body, ear, or hand is a simple, effective, non-invasive, and dependable pain management tool.

Show Me Light: The healing power of laser therapy.
Every human being is the author of their own health or disease

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The information on this site is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please see a licensed medical provider if you believe you may have a medical condition.