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Traditional Chinese Medicine

The strength and flexibility of Eastern medicine is a direct result of the eastern philosophical views and understandings from which the medicine is drawn. Eastern philosophy provides us with different approaches to viewing our nature, the workings of our bodies, the manifestation of disease and the process of healing. While it is true that no single system of philosophy holds all of the answers, the Eastern framework provides us with a wealth of guidance and practical techniques to foster physical and mental health.

The basic techniques within Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM) are acupuncture, bodywork (tui na), energywork (qi gong), and herbal medicine. These techniques have been used for thousands of years to help heal diseases of the mind, body and spirit. Today eastern medicine techniques are used to treat conditions from back pain, to depression, to cancer.

In addition to the medical techniques and theories, Eastern philosophy and tradition provides one with many opportunities for self-healing. Through theories related to diet, exercise, and mental development people can strengthen their energy, heal disease and improve their vitality. Practices such as tai chi and the many varieties of qi gong and meditation have been shown over time and through modern research to improve immunity, balance our emotions and strengthen our bodies.

Emma Suttie, D.Ac, APEmma Suttie, D.Ac, AP

I often get asked how I got into Chinese Medicine, to most people a strange profession. I tell them that I have been seeing a doctor of Chinese Medicine since I was a kid, and that, for me, is where it all started.

When I was a teenager I had terrible cramps that came every month with my periods. I was incapacitated for one week out of every four. I couldn’t go to school. All I could do was lie on the floor and cry. I often ended up at the hospital because the pain was so bad no one knew what else to do. What doctors told me was always the same. You are a girl, girls have cramps, and you are just going to have to deal with it. Their solution was to give me drugs. Lots of drugs that made me feel like a vegetable and made me unable to function. This continued for years until my cramps became so bad that I had 3 separate doctors tell me that I should consider having a hysterectomy. This means having the offending organ (in this case, my uterus) removed. I was 15 years old.

I knew this was crazy and that I had to look for alternatives. This is when my mother took me to an acupuncturist named Ping Ping. It was a life changing experience. She listened to me. She asked me questions that no doctor had ever asked about not only my cramps, but every part of me, physical, psychological, spiritual. And then she told me something wonderful. She said she could help me and that even though I was a little out of balance, that it was completely fixable and that I would be fine. After a few months of acupuncture and herbs, the cramps that had plagued me for years were gone. This made me realize that this is what medicine and healing was supposed to be, and not what I had experienced with Western doctors. It was then that I decided I would dedicate my life to the study and practice of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). How could I not? It saved me. And I have been blessed to not only be able to study and practice this incredible medicine, but I have experienced its effects. Its approach to health and the human body is so poetic, so beautiful and so effective. I believe that its ability to heal is without limit.

Sometimes, we do not choose what will inspire us, change us and determine the course of our lives, it chooses us.

Vision

TCM holds the body’s abilities to regenerate and heal itself in great reverence, and this idea is at the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. Ancient Chinese philosophers believed that the body has its own “intelligence” and thus in China a medical system was developed to harness and support that intelligence and use it to heal. Whereas the Western model is more of a disease system, focussing on pathology instead of health, TCM aims to keep the body healthy and in balance so that disease never has a chance to develop. This is why it is not just a medical system, but an entire way of life. Living and eating with the seasons, moderation in work and play, and keeping our emotions balanced are only a few of the ways in which TCM attempts to keep the human being in optimum health. My vision is to share this knowledge and make it accessible to everyone. It is a system that I deeply believe in, and I have been lucky enough to see its positive effects in myself and countless patients. TCM is the system that has always resonated with me, and the one I choose to make my tiny contribution to helping heal the planet, one person at a time.

Location

Ukiah Clinic is very happy to announce that it has relocated and has just opened in beautiful Sarasota Florida! The clinic will be working out of Bhakti Healing at 434 Central Ave in downtown Sarasota. I am now taking appointments on the appointment page of this site. Just choose the type of appointment you would like, and then find a green space (which means that time slot is available). I am very much looking forward to seeing you! The address is:

434 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL
34236

Please feel free to book an appointment online through the website or drop me an email at info@ukiahclinic.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Please like the Ukiah Clinic Facebook Page, Follow us on Google+ and Twitter and stay engaged in the health conversation! You can also see the Ukiah Clinic listing on Thumbtack.

Chinese Medicine Living

My new labour of love is a blog and store called Chinese Medicine Living.

Chinese Medicine Living was created to share how Chinese medicine principles are applied to the way we live our lives to improve health on every level. In my articles, interviews and information I strive to share how the body and the world is seen through the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) so people can better understand its theories, and how to live a healthy balanced lifestyle according to its principles. How TCM views the body and its connections to emotions, living in harmony with the world around us, and how to achieve the balance synonymous with health are the ways in which we strive to impart the limitless wisdom of Chinese medicine.

Please visit the blog / store and subscribe to the monthly newsletter so you can keep up with what is happening and learn how to use traditional wisdom to lead a healthy lifestyle in the modern world.

Also, please like Chinese Medicine Living on facebook! We like you too. :) Visit our facebook page where I post all kinds of articles and information about acupuncture and Chinese medicine and take part in the health discussion! You can also follow us on Pinterest, Twitter and Google+

I look forward to seeing you!

Learn More

About

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The strength and flexibility of Eastern medicine is a direct result of the eastern philosophical views and understandings from which the medicine is drawn. Eastern philosophy provides us with different approaches to viewing our nature, the workings of our bodies, the manifestation of disease and the process of healing. While it is true that no single system of philosophy holds all of the answers, the Eastern framework provides us with a wealth of guidance and practical techniques to foster physical and mental health.

The basic techniques within Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM) are acupuncture, bodywork (tui na), energywork (qi gong), and herbal medicine. These techniques have been used for thousands of years to help heal diseases of the mind, body and spirit. Today eastern medicine techniques are used to treat conditions from back pain, to depression, to cancer.

In addition to the medical techniques and theories, Eastern philosophy and tradition provides one with many opportunities for self-healing. Through theories related to diet, exercise, and mental development people can strengthen their energy, heal disease and improve their vitality. Practices such as tai chi and the many varieties of qi gong and meditation have been shown over time and through modern research to improve immunity, balance our emotions and strengthen our bodies.

Emma Suttie, D.Ac, APEmma Suttie, D.Ac, AP

I often get asked how I got into Chinese Medicine, to most people a strange profession. I tell them that I have been seeing a doctor of Chinese Medicine since I was a kid, and that, for me, is where it all started.

When I was a teenager I had terrible cramps that came every month with my periods. I was incapacitated for one week out of every four. I couldn’t go to school. All I could do was lie on the floor and cry. I often ended up at the hospital because the pain was so bad no one knew what else to do. What doctors told me was always the same. You are a girl, girls have cramps, and you are just going to have to deal with it. Their solution was to give me drugs. Lots of drugs that made me feel like a vegetable and made me unable to function. This continued for years until my cramps became so bad that I had 3 separate doctors tell me that I should consider having a hysterectomy. This means having the offending organ (in this case, my uterus) removed. I was 15 years old.

I knew this was crazy and that I had to look for alternatives. This is when my mother took me to an acupuncturist named Ping Ping. It was a life changing experience. She listened to me. She asked me questions that no doctor had ever asked about not only my cramps, but every part of me, physical, psychological, spiritual. And then she told me something wonderful. She said she could help me and that even though I was a little out of balance, that it was completely fixable and that I would be fine. After a few months of acupuncture and herbs, the cramps that had plagued me for years were gone. This made me realize that this is what medicine and healing was supposed to be, and not what I had experienced with Western doctors. It was then that I decided I would dedicate my life to the study and practice of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). How could I not? It saved me. And I have been blessed to not only be able to study and practice this incredible medicine, but I have experienced its effects. Its approach to health and the human body is so poetic, so beautiful and so effective. I believe that its ability to heal is without limit.

Sometimes, we do not choose what will inspire us, change us and determine the course of our lives, it chooses us.

Vision

TCM holds the body’s abilities to regenerate and heal itself in great reverence, and this idea is at the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. Ancient Chinese philosophers believed that the body has its own “intelligence” and thus in China a medical system was developed to harness and support that intelligence and use it to heal. Whereas the Western model is more of a disease system, focussing on pathology instead of health, TCM aims to keep the body healthy and in balance so that disease never has a chance to develop. This is why it is not just a medical system, but an entire way of life. Living and eating with the seasons, moderation in work and play, and keeping our emotions balanced are only a few of the ways in which TCM attempts to keep the human being in optimum health. My vision is to share this knowledge and make it accessible to everyone. It is a system that I deeply believe in, and I have been lucky enough to see its positive effects in myself and countless patients. TCM is the system that has always resonated with me, and the one I choose to make my tiny contribution to helping heal the planet, one person at a time.

Location

Ukiah Clinic is very happy to announce that it has relocated and has just opened in beautiful Sarasota Florida! The clinic will be working out of Bhakti Healing at 434 Central Ave in downtown Sarasota. I am now taking appointments on the appointment page of this site. Just choose the type of appointment you would like, and then find a green space (which means that time slot is available). I am very much looking forward to seeing you! The address is:

434 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL
34236

Please feel free to book an appointment online through the website or drop me an email at info@ukiahclinic.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Please like the Ukiah Clinic Facebook Page, Follow us on Google+ and Twitter and stay engaged in the health conversation! You can also see the Ukiah Clinic listing on Thumbtack.

Chinese Medicine Living

My new labour of love is a blog and store called Chinese Medicine Living.

Chinese Medicine Living was created to share how Chinese medicine principles are applied to the way we live our lives to improve health on every level. In my articles, interviews and information I strive to share how the body and the world is seen through the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) so people can better understand its theories, and how to live a healthy balanced lifestyle according to its principles. How TCM views the body and its connections to emotions, living in harmony with the world around us, and how to achieve the balance synonymous with health are the ways in which we strive to impart the limitless wisdom of Chinese medicine.

Please visit the blog / store and subscribe to the monthly newsletter so you can keep up with what is happening and learn how to use traditional wisdom to lead a healthy lifestyle in the modern world.

Also, please like Chinese Medicine Living on facebook! We like you too. :) Visit our facebook page where I post all kinds of articles and information about acupuncture and Chinese medicine and take part in the health discussion! You can also follow us on Pinterest, Twitter and Google+

I look forward to seeing you!

Learn More

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