Over the past 3,000 years, acupuncture has evolved into a complete healing system that includes the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. This unique and ancient system of understanding of the human body incorporates the treatment of the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. Health and harmony is achieved when the correct quantity, quality and movement of Qi (pronounced "Chi") exists throughout the body. Qi or Life Energy, animates the body and protects it from illness, pain, and disease. Illness or lack of harmony or imbalance), is a result of the reduced quantity, quality and movement of Qi.
What is known about the physiological effects of acupuncture?
The 1997 National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus on Acupuncture reports that "Study has demonstrated that acupuncture can cause multiple biological responses, mediated mainly by sensory neurons, to many structures within the central nervous system. This can lead to activation of pathways, affecting various physiological systems in the brain, as well as in the periphery,"
The NIH Consensus also suggests that acupuncture "may activate the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, Alteration in the secretion of neurotransmitters and neurohormones, and changes in the regulation of blood flow, both centrally and peripherally, have been documented. There is also evidence of alterations in immune functions produced by acupuncture."
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Mike Hsu grew up with a family of traditional Chinese medicine. Starting with his grand grandfather, who was a well-established Chinese medicine doctor to him, a Chinese medicine enthusiastic and following his grand grandfather's step. Mike Hsu received his education at Samra University of traditional Chinese medicine. He had also received an intense training for Chinese therapeutic massage call Tui Na in Taiwan which is highly beneficial for all kinds of pain syndromes. He has a great passion for TCM and one of kindest heart to cares for patients.
Mia Chou was brought up in a Traditional Chinese Medicine environment and knew her calling at a young age. As a child, her earliest memories included dreams of becoming a doctor and helping those in need. After graduating from Denison University in Ohio she attended Samra University of Oriental Medicine and Dongguk Royal University in Los Angeles where she received her Master degree in Oriental Medicine. She was amongst a select few chosen to hold the head intern position at the first spinal center of USA where treatments such as kinetic acupuncture and Tui Na were applied. Mia's passion for Chinese Medicine, compassion for people and dedicated focus do not only make her an exceptional practitioner but also defines who she is.