Often our patients will come in for one thing and after taking care of that issue will come to us for other medical problems. I remember once a new patient asked me what Chinese medicine can treat and I said, 'Everything!' She didn't much like this and she said she didn't believe me. That is fine, but as the medicine of China, our medicine has indeed been used to treat any and all conditions. In the US, all the we are not allowed to treat is active cancer. But they do treat that, and quite well, in China. The reason we can treat many things is that really all we are trying to do is to balance yin and yang, to bring balance and health back to the body. The normal state of our body is perfect health. When yin and yang are balanced there is no room for illness. To me that is the beauty of our medicine, that you put one needle in and everything gets better.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond