Asian (Oriental) Medicine
Asian medicine is a complete health care system that originated over 3,000 years ago, and uses a variety of techniques to treat disease and maintain health. A practitioner works with the patient's natural vital energies. This vital energy - or life force - is called qi (pronounced chee). Balancing the qi allows the body's innate healing potential to function more effectively. Asian medicine includes acupuncture and moxibustion (localized heat therapy), bodywork, exercise, dietary therapy and herbal remedies. Acupuncture and Asian (Oriental) medicine is very safe.