Chinese herbs are available at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in our West Bloomfield, Michigan outpatient office working in conjunction with Michigan Acupuncture Studio.
Our outpatient facility serves all Michigan Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb county cities. We are located in The Lakes Medical Building on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township.
Dana Ruben, L.Ac., MSTOM. Dipl.OM is the founder and owner of Michigan Acupuncture Studio, our in-house chinese medicine practitioner. Dana has a Masters of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine and she treats all types of medical problems with natural approaches for the mind and body. In addition to herbal remedies, Dana uses other traditional and natural approaches such as acupuncture, cupping, moxa, gua sha and tui na. Dana’s patients have reported remarkable improvements in just a few visits.
Chinese herbs are used in conjunction with Western medicine as an integrative approach to healing.
Chinese herbs are an Eastern technique for healing at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine and we have seen dramatic healing results in certain patient cases. The idea behind using chinese herbs, [which comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)] and Encompass HealthCare are the same: if you find and treat the underlying root causes that create infection and/or inhibit wound healing, the body will then heal itself.
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The chinese herbs provided are in the form of easy-to-swallow tablets and loose teas. We have a complete herbal pharmacy providing herbal formulas in both pill and granular forms. They are completely natural and derived from food, plants that grow from the environment and grow all around us. They are completely safe.
How Do Chinese Herbs Help With Wound Care?
Chinese herbs offer wound care patients virtually unlimited healing possibilities right here in West Bloomfield. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), “Underlying the practice of TCM is a unique view of the world and the human body that is different from Western medicine concepts. This view is based on the ancient Chinese perception of humans as microcosms of the larger, surrounding universe—interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. The human body is regarded as an organic entity in which the various organs, tissues, and other parts have distinct functions but are all interdependent. In this view, health and disease relate to balance of the functions.”
The theoretical framework of TCM has a number of key components:
The concept of two opposing, yet complementary, forces that shape the world and all life—is central to TCM.
•In the TCM view, a vital energy or life force called qi circulates in the body through a system of pathways called meridians.
•Health is an ongoing process of maintaining balance and harmony in the circulation of qi.
•The TCM approach uses eight principles to analyze symptoms and categorize conditions: cold/heat, interior/exterior, excess/deficiency, and yin/yang (the chief principles).
Diseases arises from an imbalance of qi and the herbs work by correcting these imbalances.
For more information on acupuncture, herbal remedies, cupping, moxa,tui na and gua sha, please click on our Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine page.