Tree of life medicine SM

 Chinese Medicine in Practice

At Tree of Life Medicine we offer you a unique approach to maintain or regain your health.

We practice Classical Chinese Medicine.  This ancient medical system of the Far East draws from thousands of years of experience of great medical minds. Over its long history it evolved to treat any health condition. Today, in the Western world, we use it for a wide variety of health concerns -- from back pain to  gynecological issues, from anxiety to digestive disorders.

The philosophy of Chinese Medicine views and treats the body, mind and spirit as parts of an integrated whole. Chinese Medicine also focuses on the individual, not on the disease. Treatments are based on a detailed diagnosis and tailored to your individual needs. This allows us to identify the root cause of a medical concern, in contrast to merely treating its symptoms.

Chinese Medicine has always been a preventative medicine. This does not mean that we cannot treat you when you are already sick. However, do not hesitate to come in for treatment when you only experience a few symptoms, which to the Western mind do not yet constitute a “disease”.

Treatments at Tree of life medicine may include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, gua sha, moxibustion (heat therapy), cupping therapy and Chinese Medical aromatherapy, which is the use of Essential Oils on acupuncture points.

Acupuncture has been in continuous use for more than 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest healing traditions in the world. It aims to maintain and restore health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. It is a gentle technique and is suited for all ages.

In Chinese herbal medicine we prescribe a combination of herbs, which are taken as tea or as pills. While acupuncture and herbs can be combined, either method can also be used separately.


Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.

Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self needs strength.

Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching