Classical Chinese Medicine

Classical Chinese Medicine treats the source of illness and seeks whole health. It is a future-oriented medicine that is rooted in ancient Chinese wisdom. The essential difference between classical Chinese medicine and other forms of medicine (including TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine) is that it follows the way of nature and cosmos, seeks to do no harm to the holistic integrity of the patient, and supports the entire human being individually.

We diagnose based upon our understanding of the healing powers of nature and human physiology in the context of the whole person, including the physical, physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the human being.

We observe, ask questions, feel the quality of the pulsations in the vessels, palpate, and seek to come to an understanding of the underlying nature of a person’s health and illness.

In treatment, we use a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, herbal formulas, cupping therapy, moxibustion (warming therapy with mugwort application), poultices, wraps, soaks and salves, dietary guidance, movement therapy and guidance and life nourishment methods and meditations.

Make an initial appointment to consult with Michael regarding which modality he would suggest for you. Some patients come regularly for Acupuncture therapy, some for only Herbal therapy, some for all of the above. This can vary, depending on the nature of the illness and the needs of the patient.

Contact us with your questions at: (503) 303 – 4078

Classical Chinese Medicine Links:

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)
Dr. Heiner Fruehauf
St.John’s College, Eastern Classics Program
Classical Almanacs