Tamara N. Brown

lac., msc. tcm

licensed acupuncturist
integrative medicine

Adjunct Therapies

Traditional Chinese Medicine has more than 2,500 years of clinical history and experience, successfully treating illness and promoting health. This nature-based form of medicine understands the body as it’s own ecosystem with heredity or acquired imbalances that can be adjusted to attain optimal health.

The modalities used include:

  • Acupuncture: the use of very fine needles to adjust the flow of energy through pathways in the body, known as meridians.
  • Moxibustion: an herbal heat treatment useful for inflammation and circulation
  • Cupping: glass cups placed on the skin to produce suction and enhance circulation through the muscle layer.
  • Gua Sha: a scraping technique, similar to the Graston technique, where the skin is stimulated over the acupuncture meridians. This technique may be used for children or for adults.
  • Herbal Medicine: there is a rich pharmacopia of herbal medicine whose uses have been studied for over 3000 years to enhance balance both internally and externally.
  • Nutritional recommendations and supplementation: diet and nutrition is an integral part of health and will be reviewed as part of your care.
  • Exercise and qi gong: tai chi and qi gong exercises are important to maintain the balance of the meridian systems. Recommendations for these exercises may be part of your care.
  • Laboratory testing: We work in conjunction with western laboratories in order to shed light on digestive or endocrine disorders from a western perspective.