“Human beings live in the midst of Qi, and Qi fills human beings. Everything requires Qi in order to exist.”
Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the best forms of preventative medicine. This 5000-year old medical system was born out of the theory that “Qi” – the life force which flows throughout our body – is responsible for the body’s vital functions and, consequently, its state of health. Acupuncture, the main form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, calls for the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points on the body. This process helps to restore your body’s normal flow of “Qi”, which results in a noticeable improvement or full recovery from your condition.
Acupuncture and herbal remedies are the treatments most commonly used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. Other practices include moxibustion, cupping, massage, mind-body therapy, and nutritional therapy. We are proud to provide Acupuncture and Herbology treatments from some of the most experienced Chinese Medicine practitioners in Los Angeles. All acupuncture and herbal prescriptions at East Meets West are administered by licensed acupuncturists certified by the State of California and nationally.
Acupuncture & Fertility
Traditional Chinese medicine has enhanced fertility for thousands of years. Because acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can strongly influence the reproductive and endocrine systems, it can help address a wide variety of women’s health concerns that may hinder fertility such as PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and PCOS. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can improve these gynecological conditions as well as promote overall emotional and physical well-being in order to restore balance in a woman’s body and increase fertility.
Cosmetic Surgery and Acupuncture
Cosmetic acupuncture is a Chinese cure for bags, sags, and wrinkles.
Cosmetic acupuncture offers an unintrusive, virtually painless alternative to plastic surgery and is amazingly effective for post surgical maintenance. Very fine needles are inserted into pressure points on the face increasing blood flow, tightening the skin, and boosting collagen levels which keeps it elastic. There are NO scars and it isn’t painful. Acupuncture also effectively treats abnormal skin conditions such as dryness, dermatitis, itching, and acne. In oriental medical theory, lines and creases on the face represent energy blockages, reflecting the state of the “Chinese” internal organs (not to be confused with the actual organ). Treating meridians of energy that link internal organs with specific areas of the face, improves overall heath and the person’s face. Once the organ is harmonized the wrinkles will tend not to reappear. For example, lines between the eyebrows indicate dysfunction of the “Chinese Liver,” often caused by stress. Boosting the energy of the Liver will reduce wrinkles, improve skin condition, promote a greater ability to deal with stress and increase one’s feeling of well being.
To have a facelift by acupuncture about 12 treatments are required. Response to treatment depends on health and age. Most people experience improvement after only 5 treatments. Annual ‘boosters’ help delay the aging process of the skin. To enhance and prolong the effects of surgically performed facelifts a few weekly treatments in the beginning and a few monthly treatments after that will keep the patient’s skin looking younger much longer. (A facelift by acupuncture is not recommended for those with acute hypertension, which would have to be treated first.)
Main ailments and conditions treated by Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Work & sports injuries
Colds, cough, and flus
Diet and nutrition
Wellness and healing