What is Chinese Medicine ?
Chinese Medicine is part of East Asian Medicine (EAM) which brings together knowledge and wisdom from China, Korea and Japan along with the latest in medical and wellness advances. EAM is one of the longest living forms of medicine, practiced to restore and maintain vibrant health in women, men and children for over 4000 years.
EAM encompasses many modalities: acupuncture, botanical medicine, cupping massage, nutritional therapy and moxibustion. Many have only heard of acupuncture but it is just one treatment strategy within the tradition of East Asian Medicine. EAM offers relief from pain and illness while achieving a harmonious balance with mind, body and spirit. Hundreds of generations of clinical studies illuminate the power and efficacy of these medical modalities.
Prominent health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the U.S. recognize the benefits of EAM (acupuncture and herbal medicine) and endorse its practice as a safe, effective form of medicine for many medical conditions. It is becoming more commonplace for patients to combine conventional medicine with alternative medicine to support their body's own healing abilities while also addressing immediate symptom relief; truly holistic healthcare for whatever ails you!
East Asian Medicine Treats the Individual
The advantage of a holistic medicine is that it looks at the person as one unified system rather than treating a “disease” or “symptom.” EAM practitioners assess the seemingly unrelated symptoms of imbalances to formulate a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan that addresses the mind, body and spirit of the individual patient. Three people may come in with the same physical complaint but each may have three different diagnoses and each a unique treatment plan.
Support the Body’s Innate Healing Abilities
A common thread in EAM is to treat the root and the branch of an illness; the root is the cause of the health problem and the branch is the manifestation or acute symptoms of the ailment.
East Asian medicine treats imbalances to bring the body’s natural healing abilities back into harmony. Western medicine understands the body’s innate abilities to heal and defines this balance as homeostasis. Acupuncture and herbs treat the underlying cause of the ailment, stimulating the body to gently heal from the source instead of masking the symptom with medication. If you are interested in true, natural healing and treating the whole body, then you and your family’s health will benefit from East Asian medicine! We welcome phone calls to answer all your questions about how we can help you and your loved ones.
I have been seeing Kine for the past few months after the birth of my second child. She's great at listening and asking questions to get to the root of the problem. Whether it's seasonal allergies, back pain, etc. I have found relief in my symptoms and will continue services. The office is centrally located in NE Portland and very clean.
Whole Body Healing
Patient Since June 2016
Kiné is a phenomenal healer! I've had her treat me for a variety of ailments, from muscle and joint pain to cold/flu/allergy issues and she's been a huge help with everything, often times getting me back to 100% in a very short time. I especially like getting cupping and acupuncture treatments from her. She and the rest of the Willow Tree practitioners are great.