Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tucson

Moxa cones and acupuncture needlesTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system dating back at least 4,000 years. Various other terms such as Asian Medicine, Oriental Medicine, and Eastern Medicine are interchangeably used to describe this medical system. We prefer Asian Medicine, as it includes  Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, and Tibetan techniques, modalities, and regional influences in the evolution of Asian Medicine.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are two central modalities within Asian Medicine. Other modalities include Reiki (Japanese energy healing), electro-acupuncture, Tui Na (massage), cupping (a vacuum created on the skin surface), moxibustion (heat therapy), nutrition, exercise/ fitness, and Gua Sha (friction therapy).

Asian Medicine employs unique diagnostic principles and techniques to identify patterns of disharmony within an individual, and to determine potential environmental pathogens and disruptive lifestyle patterns. We examine every aspect of one’s medical history and current health status. Current and past symptoms, along with detailed observation of the tongue, pulse, and other findings from a physical exam, are all clues as to why physiological processes may not be functioning optimally.

We then select appropriate combinations of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other modalities to correct these physiological imbalances, relieve pain, and optimize health.

Asian Medicine Enters the Mainstream

Did you know…

  • Acupuncture is being researched and practiced at top hospitals, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, The Mayo Clinic, and the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Acupuncture is used by the U.S. Armed Forces, and elite athletes from the U.S. Olympic Team, NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) identify acupuncture as an effective treatment for a wide variety of pain and illness. Acupuncture and Asian Medicine are uniquely able to address multiple conditions simultaneously:

Conditions Commonly Treated with Asian Medicine:

Neck, Back, and Extremity 
Pain, Sprains/Strains,
Arthritis, Tendonitis,
Fibromyalgia, TMJ
Stress, Insomnia,
Anxiety, Depression,
Mania, Fatigue,
Irritability, PTSD,
Eating Disorders
Constipation, Diarrhea,
IBS, Stomachache,
Colitis, Indigestion,
Weight Loss, Heartburn
Headaches, Migraines,
Numbness, Dizziness,
Sciatica, Neuropathy,
Bell’s Palsy
Hypertension, Angina,
High Cholesterol,
Palpitations, Poor
Common Cold, Flu,
Asthma, Allergies,
Bronchitis, Sinusitis,
Sore Throat, Cough
Nicotine, Prescription &
Illicit Drugs, Alcohol
Menstrual Pain, PMS,
Irregular Periods,
Infertility, Menopause
Skin ConditionsUrological
Acne, Eczema,
Rashes, Psoriasis
UTI, Difficult Urination,
Sexual Dysfunction



Our Clinical Specialties Include


Pain (acute & chronic)
back, neck, extremities, headaches & migraines

Special Needs Populations
developmental & neurological impairment

Internal Medicine
digestive, cardiovascular, hormonal

allergies, asthma, ADHD, colds & flus

Healthy Aging
stroke rehab & prevention, memory care

Insurance Is Accepted –  Please Call for Details