Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is one of many Chinese Medicine techniques practiced by naturopaths and doctors of alternative medicine. At Acupuncture Associates of America in Albuquerque, we provide a blended approach, identifying the strengths of Traditional Chinese Medicine and combining them with knowledge of Western science. This results in safe, effective treatments that work together to promote wellness.

History of Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine and Herbs

Chinese Medicine techniques are very old, dating back several thousand years. The foundation of all Oriental Medicine is the idea of balance and harmony. The idea is that a healthy body is in perfect balance; if something disrupts that balance, illness, pain, mood disruption and other problems will occur. Chinese Medicine seeks to restore that balance through herbal remedies, acupuncture and more.

Although Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practiced in some form for thousands of years, it has only begun to really gain prominence in the West over the last several decades. Although still considered alternative medicine, techniques like acupuncture and herbalism have become more mainstream. Many people turn toward these solutions as an alternative to the chemical-based pharmaceuticals and invasive treatments offered by more modern medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques

At Acupuncture Associatesour primary Oriental Medicine techniques are acupuncture and herbal medicine/supplements. These are the alternative medicine techniques with the most research and support among the mainstream medical community, and they have been proven effective.

Acupuncture can help with a host of conditions, particularly those that are inflammatory or autoimmune in nature, as well as providing pain relief and stress reduction. Our herbal medicine utilizes supplements that can bolster your immune system, provide more energy and correct deficiencies within the body in order to promote overall wellness.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with one of our Doctors of Oriental Medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine in Albuquerque

Acupuncture Associates of America offers more than acupuncture treatments. We are providers of Traditional Chinese Medicine, incorporating the wisdom of ancient practices and modern medical sensibilities to provide treatments for promoting wellness and whole-body health.

One of the complementary therapies we offer at our clinic is Chinese herbal medicine, provided in the form of supplements that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. We offer supplement consultations and information to help you understand how to best use these treatments to maximize their positive effects.

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese Medicine and HerbsIn Oriental Medicine, practitioners believe that all illness ultimately stems from an imbalance within the body. That balance can be restored through a variety of treatments, including the consumption of certain herbs, fruits, vegetables and other natural ingredients.

It’s a well-documented fact that the compounds in certain foods have complex effects on the body. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other substances perform crucial roles within the body, lending a scientific backing to what Chinese practitioners have known for centuries.

The Benefits of Chinese Herbs

Modern lifestyles can rapidly deplete your energy and cause stress. The modern American diet frequently fails to provide the crucial nutrients and powerful herbal compounds your body needs. Chinese herbal medicine and supplements can help to counteract these problems.

The doctors at Acupuncture Associates can treat many ailments, but our focus is on preventative medicine. By maintaining balance and wellness within the body, we can help our clients enjoy greater levels of energy, improved immunity and more.

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a supplement consultation with Dr. Tapia-Reyes!

Herbal Medicine in Albuquerque

All medicine has its roots in herbal medicine. Before modern techniques were invented, ancient peoples – including those in China – used natural ingredients to treat people’s ailments. Many of these treatments were highly effective, and some even came to become mainstream medications as scientists synthesized their active ingredients.

Today, people are more concerned with the potential dangers of pharmaceuticals, including drug interactions and side effects. Natural treatments like herbalism tend to be safer and offer gentler effects. By nourishing your body with essential nutrients and providing the inherent medicinal value of their chemical composition, the natural ingredients in Chinese herbal medicine promote wellness and healing.

What is Herbal Medicine?

Traditional acupuncture uses small needles inserted into specific acupuncture points throughout the body. These points lie along energy meridians, which Oriental Medicine teaches are like rivers of life energy through the body. When the energy, or chi, is disrupted, pain and other conditions occurs. Manipulation of acupuncture points restores a balance of chi.

From a Western Medicine perspective, acupuncture works by stimulating nerves and muscles. This stimulation suppresses stress hormones, boosts the production of endorphins and improves circulation. The result is reduced inflammation and pain relief.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and More

At Acupuncture Associates, we provide supplement consultations to help you understand the value of herbal medicine and show you how to implement it in your life. We can help you choose the right supplements to suit your needs. In our experience, herbal medicine is most effective when it serves as a complementary therapy to acupuncture, boosting acupuncture’s ability to restore a body’s balance and wellness.

To learn more about our Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and other Oriental treatments, or to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, contact us today!