In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), qi is the energy that moves blood through pathways known as meridians. Think of qi like the flow of water through a stream. Water flow in a stream might be blocked by a fallen tree or a mud slide; in humans, qi might be blocked […]

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FAQ – herbs

What’s the difference between Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine? Western herbs are usually prescribed to treat symptoms, like a runny nose or a headache. They depend on the same diagnostic criteria that used by Western medicine. Chinese medicine diagnoses uses an extremely complex diagnostic system, and the formulas […]

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Donna Tatum

Donna Tatum holds a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. She also studied at the world-renowned Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. The faculty at both schools contained some of the […]

faq – acupuncture

Does acupuncture hurt? A skilled practitioner should not cause pain. Some points are more sensitive than others, & a small “pinch” is common. The needles are thinner than a human hair, and since they are solid, they don’t cut through muscle tissue like a hypodermic needle. What does acupuncture treat? […]

Mountain river. A stream of water in forest and mountain terrain