Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist Hayward CA

See below to find traditional Chinese medicine specialist in Hayward that provide access to internal medicine, acupuncture, and herbs, as well as advice and content on Chinese medical theory and achieving a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle.

The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
(510) 763-1299
1601 Clay St., 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Meditation, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Community Clinic

(925) 639-0444
Lafayette, CA
Jessica Chalnick, L.Ac., MSTOM
(888) 341-1511
1991 Village Park Way, Suite 203 B
Encinitas, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
San Diego Fertility Acupuncture

Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J)
(800) 715-3053
Specializing in Detoxification, Hormonal Balance, and Weight Control,1100 S
Los Angeles, CA
Distance Healing, Guided Imagery, Herbology, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Meditation, NHRT, Nutrition, Psychotherapy, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Dr. J''s Academy of Vibrant Health

University of East-West Medicine
(408) 992-0218
970 W. El Camino Real.
Sunnyvale, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Medical Clinic

Linda Williamson
(925) 353-2786
Pleasanton, CA
Massage Therapist - Suzanne Cerny
(510) 717-9375
946 Sousa Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
David Kitts, L.Ac.
(415) 269-0885
45 San Clemente Dr., Suite B120
Corte Madera, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Remote Healing, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers

Dr. Isaac Eliaz
(707) 521-3370
2208 Northpoint Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Biofeedback, Chelation Therapy, Energy Healing, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Pilates, Reflexology, Reiki, Tibetan Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers, Yoga
Associated Hospitals

Dr. Mary Pham
(949) 654-8219
also offering Ashiatsu barefoot massage,14795 Jeffrey Rd, Suite 104
Irvine, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractors, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Myofascial Release, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Pilates, Psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Stone Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga
Associated Hospitals
Alternative Health Center - Arbor Village

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Diet and Lifestyle: The Basics of Good Health

 (Excerpted from Arisal of the Clear: A Simple Guide to Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Blue Poppy Press, Inc. , 1991)

In the Tang Dynasty, the famous doctor Sun Si-miao said that, when a person is sick, the doctor should first regulate the patient's diet and lifestyle. In most cases, these changes alone are enough to effect a cure over time. Sun Si-miao said that only if changes in diet and lifestyle are not enough should the doctor administer other interventions, such as internal medicine and acupuncture. Although most patients coming for professional TCM treatment today do need internal medicine and/or acupuncture as well as changes in their diet and lifestyle to effect a more rapid cure, it is most definitely my experience that without appropriate changes in diet and lifestyle, herbs and acupuncture do not achieve their full and lasting effect.

Form & Function
There are four basic foundations of achieving and maintaining good health. These are diet, exercise, adequate rest and relaxation, and a good mental attitude. Chinese medical theory is based on yin and yang. In terms of medicine, yin means substance and yang means function. This is similar to the Western medical dichotomy between form and function. Form and function are interdependent. Substance or form is both the material, anatomical basis of function and its fuel. Function, on the other hand, activates and motivates form and also repairs, builds, and maintains it.

We can liken the human organism to a candle. A candle's function is to burn and, therefore, shed light. The flame of the candle is dependent upon its form. At the same time, the candle's form, its wick and wax, is the fuel for the candle's function. The human organism is very similar to a candle in that our various activities and consciousness are dependent upon our form, our physical body. Our functional activities are a product of consuming and transforming or metabolizing this substance. When we are young, we generate more substance than we consume and thus we are able to grow, repair, and keep our bodies youthful in shape and appearance. However, past a certain age, due to a decline in our bodily organs' efficiency, we no longer produce an excess of fuel or substance and so we begin to consume our own form. When we have consumed all our yin substance, our organism no longer has sufficient fuel for function and so ceases or dies.

Unlike the candle which is endowed with a finite, unreplenishable form at the moment of its making, we humans are capable of taking in new form or substance. We do this by breathing, eating, and drinking. It is eating and drinking which provide us with the substance which fuels our day to day activities and which is transformed into our body's material basis. Therefore, from the point of view of morphology or yin substance, we most definitely are what we eat, drink, and breathe.

Exercise is a form of function. It is activity. In relationsh...

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