Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the principle that optimal health is controlled by a vital force or energy called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) that flows throughout the body. Illness or disease is caused by deficiencies or excesses of this energy in specific areas of the body, resulting in an unbalanced state of being. TCM utilizes a variety of techniques to restore harmony and balance to the body, mind, and spirit to maintain total wellness.

Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Raby Institute

This 5000 year-old approach harmonizes with our belief at the Raby Institute in integrating the wisdom of ancient healing traditions with the breakthroughs of modern science. Our practitioners of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine work with your primary care provider to design therapeutic treatments that align with and support allopathic medical interventions.

We provide the following Traditional Chineses Medicine therapies:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Cupping
  • Electro-stimulation
  • Gua Sha
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Magnets
  • Mei Zen
  • Moxibustion
  • Tui Na (Chinese massage)

Your First Visit

A visit to a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner begins with observation and conversation. The practitioner will observe your gait, the way you carry your body, your tone of voice, and the brightness of your eyes, in addition to conducting an examination of your tongue and pulses. Your practitioner will also take a detailed history, discussing your family, living environment, habits, diet, emotions, sleep, exercise, as well as respiratory, digestive, and reproductive health. Each question and observation is a tool to help the practitioner gain insight into the unique pattern of your life energy.

What Conditions can TCM & Acupuncture Treat?

Chinese medicine has long been known to enhance essence or natural life force. By harnessing the body’s essential capacity to heal itself, acupuncture has been proven effective in addressing a wide range of concerns, including:

  • AIDS
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer care
  • Cardiac disease
  • Chronic pain (including neck , back, facial, muscular, and shoulder pain)
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Common cold/sore throat
  • Digestive disorders/diarrhea
  • Emotional imbalances
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility concerns
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Genitourinary problems
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Hypotension/hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual disorders/menopausal syndromes
  • Nausea
  • Neurological disorders including stroke and head injury.
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual dysfunction/impotence
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress/anxiety/depression
  • tumors/cysts/fibroids
  • Trauma Pain
  • Weight loss

Meet Our Providers

We invite you to schedule an appointment with our licensed practitioner:

Michelle Goebel-Angel

Michelle Goebel-Angel, L.Ac., MSOM, MBA

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

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