Traditional Chinese medicine has a foundation of more than 2,500 years of history, based on the tenant that qi or vital energy circulates through the body through meridians that connect the various body's organs and functions. The mechanism through which Chinese medicine establish its effects are not well established, but the philosophy of the Eastern culture is different from Western mentality. Eastern culture is focused on whether or not something has a beneficial effect -- how it works or how it exerts such an effect is secondary to something working. As such, you will find much of literature for Chinese medicine focused on how to treat and what kind of changes one should expect after the treatment, and not how a treatment works on the body. Because of this cultural disconnect between Western thought and Eastern practicality, traditional Chinese medicine is struggling to gain mainstream acceptance.
What is perhaps an easier way to understand or explain Acupuncture and its effect on energy flow is describing blood flow throughout the body. Acupuncture stimulates areas of the body and encourages increased blood flow through an area. Think of what happens when you twist or strain your back -- your muscles lock up, your blood vessels clamp down, and you become sore. Acupuncture stimulates the blood vessels in that area to reopen and pull away the acidic build up of toxins in the tissues that suffered from poor circulation. Over time, that area of your body will find relief. Think of how this relates to tissues of your face that has suffered sun damage and is displaying wear and tear. Think of how this applies to how your head feels when you suffer from the pulsations of a migraine.
Chinese herbal medicine works in conjunction with acupuncture to help your body heal in a manner that is sustainable and perpetuating without having to rely on daily medications that can cause lasting side effects.
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- Bill, Aliso Viejo, CA
After her move, she focused her attentions on Eastern Medicine, specializing in natural healing and women's health. She has been practicing in Laguna Hills since 2002.
Due to her dual background training, Sue is in a unique position of understanding physiologic pathology and its relationship to healing and the body. Western medicine has thorough grounding in research and science but there are some diseases such as chronic pains and aches that Western medicine treats only with pharmacological agents forced on managing. However, in China, acupuncture and Western medicine are used in conjunction with each other, and this is the holistic mindset of medicine that she was trained in. She also has had special success treating aliments for women that Western medicine can only manage symptomatically.
Sue Yuan, L.Ac.is a licensed acupuncturist of the State of California and has been in the practice of medicine for over 40 years. She has been trained in both Western and Eastern Medicine. She graduated from Shanghai Second Medical University in China and initially began her medical career as an Ob. Gyn, practicing in Beijing for 15 years before moving to the United States.