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What is Chinese Medicine? Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, herbal formulas, moxibustion, bodywork, meditation/qi gong & dietary therapy. Acupuncture uses very thin needles to stimulate the nervous system, immune system & fascia. In acupuncture it is believed that there are pathways called meridians & that along these channels are points that are stimulated to remind the body how to heal itself. Over a series of treatments, depending on how long the disease process has been going on, the cumulative effects of acupuncture relax the nervous system & reduce the inflammatory process. Acupuncture also stimulates the body’s ability to relieve pain & release endorphins.


Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs are a mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is one of the oldest & most respected alternative healing modalities in the world. From as early as the 16th century BCE, herbal formulas were used to treat a variety of illnesses.

Active Life Integrative Health Center in recognition of the exceptional benefits of this holistic approach to health is thrilled to have on staff Jessie Patterson.

Acupuncture close up with needles at Active Life
Acupuncture Meridians
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