Western medicine focuses on managing the disease and treating symptoms. At Oasys Preventive Health Services in Denver, Jacqueline D. Howard, MD, MBA, knows that patients need more than symptom management. The practice provides traditional Chinese medicine so you get the care that’s focused on your entire well-being, not just your disease or symptoms. To schedule an appointment, call the office today or book online.
Chinese medicine is an ancient form of medicine that’s been practiced in China for thousands of years. Instead of managing diseases or symptoms, Chinese medicine focuses on your whole-body health. The philosophy is that good health requires balance, harmony, and energy, and if you’re suffering from a disease or symptom, it’s due to an imbalance in the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine focuses on two ideas:
Your Qi is your vital force or energy, and it’s always moving and changing. A disruption in the flow of your energy may lead to various health issues or symptoms.
Yin and yang are the qualities that make up your Qi. Yin represents hot, light, and feminine, while yang represents cold, heavy, and masculine. An imbalance in your yin and yang may also affect health and wellness.
The primary goal of traditional Chinese medicine is to maintain balance and harmony to prevent or resolve your health issue.
Chinese medicine uses many treatments to help restore flow and balance in your body. At Oasys Preventive Health Services, Dr. Howard offers:
Acupuncture is one of the most well-known traditional Chinese medicine treatments. With acupuncture, tiny needles are inserted into various points on your body to help restore the flow of your Qi.
Tai chi is a form of Chinese exercise focused on helping you slow down and concentrate on your breathing to restore harmony and balance.
Nutrition plays a vital role in traditional Chinese medicine. Oasys Preventive Health Services provides nutritional counseling to help you understand the role food plays in your overall health and well-being.
Cupping, herbal medicine, and meditation are also part of traditional Chinese medicine.
Dr. Howard takes an individualized approach to health and wellness. When you come in for care, she conducts a comprehensive evaluation to understand your specific health and wellness needs.
Based on the information gathered, she creates a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve those goals. Because Dr. Howard combines both traditional medicines with Western philosophy, you can expect a well-rounded plan.
For thousands of years, many have benefited from Chinese medicine to restore health and wellness. To learn more about the ancient medical practice and how it can help you achieve your health goals, contact Oasys Preventive Health Services by phone or online today.