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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back thousands of years. The exact beginning is difficult to date, but The Nei Jing is the earliest known book on Chinese Medical theory. The authorship is ascribed to the Ancient Emperor Huangdi (2698-2589 B.C.), but the actual author is unknown. The Su Wen was a compilation of work built upon and added to The Nei Jing during 762 A.D.

Ancient Scripts Included:
  • Human anatomy and physiology

  • Disease prevention

  • Causes of disease

  • Acupuncture Treatment

  • Pathology

  • Health preservation

  • Diagnosis

  • Man and nature

  • Differentiation of signs and symptoms

  • Application of yin/yang theories

  • Application of 5-element theories

  • Promotion of energy currents

Modern-Day Chinese Medicine


The study of the human body continued in Asia, methods of treatment improved, and Chinese medicine evolved into what we have today: A form of healthcare for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and the prevention of disease. Over 1/4th of the world’s populations use Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as an integral part of their health care. Because of Dr. Celisha Gerber's, ND, LAc training and experience, she is able to provide safe and effective treatment options that will not interfere with medicines you may be taking from your doctor. She recommends creating a healthcare team with you and your primary care physician to provide you with the best care possible.

Acupuncture & The Meridian Theory

TCM Meridian Theory is based on the idea that there exist conduits within the body through which electrical currents travel through the fascia, and by which internal organs are connected with superficial tissues. By stimulation of specific points related to these organ systems, changes in circulation of blood, chemicals, and hormones lead to improved organ function and health. 


Acupuncture uses sterile, single-use needles that are about the diameter of a hair. They are inserted into the skin for relaxing, rejuvenating effects that can last for several days or more. Treatments are individualized and usually change from treatment to treatment because they are dependent on the state of health at the time of treatment. Overall improvement is seen over time and depends on the level of severity of one’s condition. Make an appointment to see how acupuncture can improve your health and wellbeing!

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