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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complex system of medicine that has been in use for over three thousand years. It is a system of medicine that accesses the body's vital energy, or qi. Qi flows like a river through channels in the body. When acupuncture points are stimulated it is similar to opening or closing a valve, dispersing excess energy or gathering deficient energy as needed. By influencing the energy at specific points the whole system becomes more evenly balanced, allowing for a smoother flow throughout the body. Acupuncture is relatively painless and often accompanied by feelings of heaviness or warmth and the movement of energy.

TCM is effective for both physical and psychological problems. TCM is at its best when used preventively, but it also very effectively treats common symptoms and difficult to cure diseases. Even if you have a western diagnosis for your situation, Oriental Medicine has its own diagnostic system that can address most health problems, especially if conventional treatment is not enough to restore optimal health.

Susan Darling, (LAc, Dipl.OM, NCCAOM, FABORM) is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), licensed by the state of Washington and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Susan earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in 2005. She also studied acupuncture and Chinese herbology specializing in gynecology at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Shu Guan Hospital in the People’s Republic of China.
Susan Darling Acupuncture
Lake Forest Park, Wa 98155

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