CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE


Classical Chinese Medicine is an ancient medical healing art with its roots in Daoism. Daoism believes that while life is generally happy, it must be lived with balance and virtue. Chinese culture, greatly influenced by holism rather than reductionism, holds the perspective that human beings are a part within the universe, not an entity separate from it. Accordingly, everything is interdependent and mutually interactive. This philosophy approaches health and disease by empowering the body to function correctly. The practitioner emphasizes the connection and communication between mind, body and spirit. Symptoms such as pain, insomnia, intestinal disorders, and headache are seen as warning signs of potential complications of disease. The skilled practitioner gathers relevant information about the patient through history, tongue, and pulse diagnosis, to the end of identifying the relevant pattern of disharmony. Treatment is aimed at restoring balance on all levels and ensuring that organ systems are communicating effectively. Classical Chinese Medicine offers an elegant approach to complicated health issues. The tools of a Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner include acupuncture, herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping, diet and lifestyle modifications, as well as some physical movement exercises or qi gong (chee gung).

CHINESE HERBOLOGY Dr. Lambert has had extensive training with classically trained Chinese herbalists. She utilizes Chinese herbs when appropriate, always ensuring that the quality of the herbs used is free of toxins and harmful substances.