Please note that in keeping with the state mandate,

face coverings are required in the public areas of the clinic.

  

Welcome to Dragon Rising Chinese Medicine!

My teacher taught me that the patient will present in the clinic with a symptom that is like the tip of the tree branch.  A good physician will follow the branch to the trunk and down to the root, and thus treat the underlying cause (root), as well as the manifesting symptom (branch), thereby manifesting true health and balance for the patient.  Chinese Medicine for thousands of years has proven to be a safe, effective alternative to health and healing.

I invite you to experience the compassionate wisdom of oriental medicine.

Acupuncture

Cupping

Herbal Medicine

Tuina (Medical Massage)

Qigong (Similar to Tai Chi)

 

All aspects of Classical Chinese Medicine are practiced at our clinic to provide the best possible treatment outcome for our patients.

A personal treatment plan is established for every individual based on their diagnosis and applicable treatment principles.

 

 

 

 Lung Health During Fire Season   

                                                                                                           

Naturally in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) we see smoke in the Lungs as “Fire” an element with heating characteristics. Our Lungs in TCM help the body in respiration and ensures our internal organs have the right amount of liquids/ fluids to work as they should. This includes our skin and hair. As there is heat, the drying up of liquids can cause constipation, dry throat, a cough, etc. Emotionally when the Lungs are compromised we may feel grief, sadness and detachment. 

One of the many pollutants found in wildfire smoke is particle pollution, which is a mix of very tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in air. These particles are so small that they enter and lodge deep in the lungs. Invasion of these external pathogens such as particulate matter can disrupt the normal movement of lungs ‘qi’, cause abnormal secretions in the respiratory tract and induce coughing. Prolonged and untreated cough can have more implications. In TCM, prolonged cough can weaken lungs ‘qi’ and cause shortness of breath on exertion, spontaneous sweating, and a weak immune system in the long term. 

During this time it is important that we balance the sadness and grief that may arise with joyfulness. We need to nourish our lungs- treat the lungs like a greenhouse full of your favorite plants. Water. Air. Light. Love.  

SUPPORTIVE FOODS FOR LUNG INCLUDE: Fermented radishes, cauliflower, turnips, parsnips, almonds, daikon, apples, pears, rice, oats, sesame seeds, onion, garlic, white peppercorns, leafy greens, legumes, white meat (such as turkey) and non-processed dairy (such as goat and sheep products).

 

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