Happy Holidays!

Please note that we will be closed from December 23-29 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.  We will be open on Saturday December 30 and return to the office on January 2, 2018.

 

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.

What We Do

Classical Chinese Medicine is made up of four branches:

  • Acupuncture
  • 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.

 

the Bob and Joyce Espinoza Memorial Community Acupuncture Clinic at

Dragon Rising Chinese Medicine!!

Community acupuncture is a nationwide movement to create access to acupuncture by removing the barrier of cost from healing.   Community Acupuncture clinics offer treatment in a group setting and charge on a sliding scale format ($20-40). You decide what you can afford.  We will never make you prove your income level and we want you to come often enough to really get better;  therefore, the sliding scale is our way of helping you make that commitment.

We use points on the scalp and below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body, so there’s no need to undress – just remove your shoes and roll up your pants and sleeves. And yes, we can even address your back pain by treating your wrists and ankles.

You may be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. Patients benefit many ways from the community setting. In our busy society, it is not often we stop and take time to relax while surrounded by our peers. This is not a lack of privacy but an opportunity to experience treatment with family, friends and community. As with any intentional group endeavor, the shared state makes individual treatments more powerful.

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in

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Why am I so cold?

Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and empty cold. Full cold refers to a condition where there is an excess of cold-type energy in the body

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The Bladder in Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying. The bladder is a perfect example of a yang organ.

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