Ancient Medicine for the modern lifestyle

The Eight Branches of Chinese Medicine


Know oneself through mind/thoughts/emotions/beliefs and attitudes.

The most important determinant of health in Chinese Medicine is the mind. The mind directs the emotions and the emotions direct physiological response in the body leading to health or illness.  Click here to find out about Mindpuncture and how it can help you.  


Know one’s constitution and environment to select the right foods to eat for health.

Chinese Medicine sees food beyond carbohydrates, fats, proteins and micronutrients of modern nutritional science. By understanding individual constitution and environmental exposures, coupled with the energetics of foods, practitioners of Chinese Medicine can hone your diet to your needs to assist the body in the healing process.  Click here to learn more about how Happy Healthy Life can help you with food and health.  

Exercise, Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Know one's body through movement and breath work.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong benefits our bodies and our minds together. Exercises are specific to the patient’s constitution and current health challenges.  

Living in Harmony with the Natural World

Know the cycle of nature in one’s own body.

In Chinese Medicine, the macrocosm of nature is reflected in the microcosm of our bodies. For example, in the summer it is recommended to eat a lot of fruit and raw foods. In the winter, it is recommended to eat root vegetables, soups and stews. The dynamics of our life are in harmony with the changes of the world around us.

Geomancy or Feng Shui

Know the environment one is in.

Yes, Feng Shui is part of Chinese Medicine. The arrangement of objects around you is vitally important in Chinese Medicine. Our subconscious experience of our environment has a subtle but profound effect on our health. Space should nourish and replenish you. 

An mo/Tui Na or Bodywork

Touch is therapeutic.

Massage improves Qi flow and assists in resolving blockages and stagnations. There are two types of Chinese massage: An mo, which is gentle and relaxing, and Tui Na, which is intense and therapeutic.  

Herbal Medicine 

Nature's pharmacy.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is extraordinarily sophisticated. Each herb is categorized by flavor, temperature and the organs/meridians of the body it most affects. Most herbs are never used solo because the Chinese understood the synergy of combining specific herbs together for therapeutic effect.  Click here to learn more about Chinese Herbal Medicine and how it can help you.  


Move your Qi.

The use of very fine, sterile, disposable needles inserted at specific points along defined meridians in the body to regulate and balance the body. Adjunctive therapies include moxibustion, gua sha, cupping, and plum blossom needling.  Click here to learn more about Acupuncture.  

Did you know the World Health Organization considers acupuncture a valid and effective treatment for over 300 medical conditions?


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