Each person holds within them the blueprint to their own balanced and healthy state. Through the use of acupuncture needles, herbs and other techniques, Chinese medicine assists the body in it’s own ability to heal. Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that diagnoses, treats and prevents illness.
Joan Scheingraber is a licensed acupuncturist who received her degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She traveled to Gui Lin, China to study at the Gui Lin Hospital of Traditional Chinese medicine, which specializes in the acute care of stroke patients. She practices in both Ketchum and Hailey. Joan is also an avid skier, adventure athlete and a former coach of the US Disabled Ski Team.
Chinese medicine works on the principle called Yin/Yang theory and seeks to balance and harmonize all structures and functions of the body, mind, emotions and spirit of the individual. A diagnosis is discovered by many methods to include listening, feeling the pulse at both wrists, inspecting the tongue and observing patterns. The practitioner uses a combination of these methods to determine the pattern of disharmony that needs addressing.
Our True Nature is health and we seek always to return to this state of balance.