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Bonnie West, L.Ac.
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Oriental Medicine
Oriental medicine is a term that refers to a holistic system of medicine developed in Asia over 3000 years ago. It combines time tested healing techniques with current research to address modern health concerns. Based on the concepts of harmony and balance, oriental medicine looks at the whole person, not just the presenting symptoms. Using a systematic diagnostic method, a comprehensive pattern of imbalance is identified and an individual treatment plan is formulated.

Conditions Treated

Simply put, when there is harmony and balance in the body, the person is healthy. Illness is the result of a loss of harmony and balance. This imbalance can be the result of an acute injury, bacterial or viral infection, working too much, inadequate rest, poor diet or too much stress. Oriental medicine can treat acute or chronic conditions

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most well known type of Oriental medicine here in the West. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal pharmacology are the cornerstones of this medicine. 

According to The World Health Institute and the National Institute for Health, acupuncture has proven effective for a wide range of diseases.  Below is a partial list.

Common Conditions Treated

Headaches   Stress, Tension, Migraines
Arthritis   Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis
Muscular-Skeletal Pain   Knee Pain, Back Pain, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder, TMJ, Sciatica
Respiratory Illness   Common Cold, Allergies, Sinusitis and Rhinitis, Asthma
Digestive Disorders   Indigestion, Acid Reflux/ Heart Burn, Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn's Disease, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Colitis
Women’s Health   Menstrual Problems, Menopausal Syndromes, Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum
Insomnia/Sleep Disorders    
Dermatology   Acne, Dermatitis
Cancer Support   Fatigue, Nausea
Sports Injury    
Immune Disorders   Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
Smoking Cessation    

This is just a partial list. If you suffer from a condition that you don’t see listed here, please call 651.808. 2191 for further information.

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