Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ocala and  Gainesville

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), originated in China over 2,500 years ago. It is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. TCM includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicines and Tui Na (Chinese Massage which  includes some techniques of Chiropractic). Today, there are hospitals and clinics of TCM everywhere in China. Most hospitals or clinics offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines on a routine basis as well as Western Medicine. TCM has been used by Chinese as primary health care for thousands of years. It has a long, rich history of helping those who suffer from a wide array of problems. TCM is especially used for a wide variety chronic illnesses and injuries.The negative side-effects of TCM are virtually nont-existant in experienced hands.

In the United States such modalities are often viewed as “alternatives” to Western Medicine. Many people automatically think of acupuncture when they consider Chinese medicine.  Now TCM is used by millions of American patients yearly and is performed by thousands of physicians.

How does Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consists of acupuncture and herbal formulas to “re-boot” the body’s natural healing properties. Once the body is balanced, it can repair itself. Then it is more resistant to illness. Much like a computer, the body was born with instructions and structures that work together to build, maintain, and repair itself. Injuries and weaknesses in our chemistry, physiology and emotional state can complicate the process. Stack all the pressures and stresses we face each day and we get overloaded.  We get “out of balance” when this occurs. Western Medicine calls this imbalance “loss of homeostasis.” Acupuncture and Herbs work naturally to correct the various types of imbalances in our systems and we start to improve. On-going treatments reinforce this balance. Like our cars, we run better with some attention. For those who live withing driving distance of Gainesville, FL, scheduling a regular series of sessions will have a very positive effect on the energy flow of in the body.

It only makes sense that the body works better when it is in balance

Thousands of years ago, some very observant individuals noticed certain patterns that develop when humans are exposed to various stresses.To help themselves and others, they developed a way of counteracting the effects of these stressors. As time went on, they experimented and revised these methods to treat the many afflictions that have haunted man since the beginning. Staying healthy and avoiding bad habits is what they determined led to a longer, happier lifetime. This is the TAO (pronounced DAO), THE WAY (to live one’s life). Try it, you’ll see. How you live and what you eat affect your health. Eat well and exercise so that you will avoid health problems that cost money and cause suffering.

Isn’t experience the best teacher?

Now, we have the benefit of their wisdom. Lifestyle, proper diet, and exercise will keep you resistant to disease and injury. An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.” Once sick or injured, TCM is still the answer. No one has more experience with illness and injury than the Chinese.“ Acupuncture works by balancing (returning to normal function) the bio-electrical systems the body uses to communicate messages that affect each bodily function. I’ve already tried everything, can TCM really help me?

Difficult conditions are often alleviated where modern western medicine has not been helpful. In the U.S., patients come to TCM as a “last resort.” When they have tried everything else, they visit an acupuncturist with much skepticism, but are quite desperate and will try almost anything. It must be explained that some problems will take extended periods of time to reach the greatest benefit. Some conditions take a few treatments; some may require dozens over time.Each case is unique in this sense. One may never return to absolute perfection, but there is usually substantial improvement in the vast majority of patients who try TCM and adhere to the Treatment Plan laid out by the Practitioner. In Gainesville, Traditional Chinese Medicine has found a wide acceptance, and has helped so many regain their health.

Safety & Side Effects of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has stood the “test of time” as it has safely treated millions of people over thousands of years. It is the safest and most natural of all forms of medicine today. Most patients experience a feeling of calm or relaxation during and after their treatments.  Some sensations noticed by patients are: warmth, tingling, electricity, pressure. It is important to note that these sensations are not pain, but rather the body’s response to change

Chinese Herbal Medicines

Chinese Herbal formulas are safe and effective and have been used for thousands of years throughout the world. There effectiveness is proven by the fact that most western drugs where derived from historical records of Indian and Chinese Materia Medica (books about herbs used as medicine). Some date from 3,000 years ago and are still used today to treat many modern diseases.

In clinic observation, herbal formulas are more effective then single herbs. The herbal formulas are made for the specific needs of each patient and modified as needed. It is very important to have a correct clinical diagnosis to find the best formula for your individual needs when treating diseases.

Dr. Yang has experience with a wide variety of conditions and dedicates his time and knowledge to find the best formulas to best treat each patient’s condition. With convenient office locations in Gainesville and Ocala, its just a short drive from the communities of On Top of the World, Oak Run and The Villages. In fact, the medical wisdom of ancient China has come to Florida through Dr. Yang. Take this opportunity to try traditional Chinese acupuncture today!

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