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What is Acupuncture?

Chinese Medicine is focused on enhancing health as a means of resolving symptoms.

  • 45 minutes
  • 70 US dollars
  • Computer Drive East

Service Description

Acupuncture is a part of a system of medicine referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) TCM is a comprehensive system of medicine. It includes some profound theories of illness and health. Its effectiveness has been validated through thousands of years of empirical results. Chinese Medicine includes the use of herbs, acupuncture, diet, massage, and exercise. The focus these modalities is to help promote a healthy balance in the body. If balance is not maintained, symptoms of illness become apparent. These symptoms may manifest on either the physical, emotional, or mental/spiritual levels. There are many diagnostic methods that can be used to diagnose. Where an acupuncturist has studied, who they have studied with and which of the many styles of acupuncture they have studied will all influence the methods used to diagnose and treat. The assessment may include palpating the radial pulse, abdomen and back. Looking at the shape and color of the tongue. Observing the skin, hair, nails, eyes, face, posture, body type. Asking questions about the quality of sleep, digestion, elimination, and energy. These characteristics are then used as clues to help identify a pattern of disharmony. This type of assessment allows the doctor to make sense out of what might be a confusing array of unrelated complaints. Instead of focusing on the symptoms and whether they constitute a western disease, the focus is on identifying the imbalance that has generated the symptoms.


Cancellation Policy

For cancellations, please contact us at 518-882-8595/518-894-3652 48 hours before your appointment. Thank you.


Contact Details

  • 23 Computer Dr E, Albany, NY 12205, USA

    + 518-882-8595

    drgracegao@gmail.com

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