Michelle Swanson, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) and PhD in Radiation Biology. She studied several Hematological Diseases (including leukemia, genetic disorders, etc.) area and worked for several years as a western clinical research doctor. She also taught Clinical Diagnosis at the university level. Her goal in life is to serve the community and help to merge the Eastern and Western medical philosophies into globally integrative medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by adjusting the flow of energy, or qi, through channels in our bodies known as meridians. At MPET Medical Group, we perform Traditional Chinese Medical practices sharing common theoretical concepts, including various forms of Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Herbal treatments and Manipulation Treatment.
Acupuncture treats patients with thin needles that are inserted into acupuncture points through the skin. These acupuncture points lay along the meridians. The needles stimulate these points in the body and can correct imbalances in the flow of qi (energy) through the meridians. This results in a strengthening of our bodies defense system and treats numerous diseases and disorders.
For a list of diseases and disorders that the World Health Organization has reviewed and concluded that acupuncture has been proved—through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment, please see http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf section 3.