About Oriental Medicine
The theory and practice of acupuncture is based on
Oriental medicine, a comprehensive natural health
care system that has been used in Asian countries for
thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose,
treat, and prevent illness.
In California Oriental Medicine Practitioner is titled "Acupuncturist".
Acupuncturist uses a sophisticated and complex system of diagnostic methods that take into consideration the person as a whole, discerning the body’s pattern of disharmony
rather than isolated symptoms. The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms,
but more importantly to treat the underlying cause, increase the ability to function,
and improve the quality of life.
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is one of the newest primary health care professions
The potential beneits of acupuncture are widely recognized, and it is steadily being
integrated with mainstream health care. More than 15 million Americans have tried
acupuncture and oriental medicine since it was introduced in the United States in the
1970s. The risk of side effects from acupuncture is low and the potential beneits are high.