Chinese Medicine Poway, North County, San Diego
Traditional Chinese Medicine
More than two-thousand years ago – long before the Renaissance, the Crusades, and the existence of an England, let alone the English language – the Chinese set upon a mission to assimilate all that they knew about nature, man, and the universe into a system for understanding, evaluating, and improving the health of the human body. Many centuries later, traditional Chinese medicine is as effective and relevant a means of understanding how the body works as it was in ancient times.
Chinese medicine is a vast treasury of knowledge. It is the product of millennia of practical experience in dealing with sickness.
The living human being is in constant motion. Simply put, the proper movement of material and energetic substances in the body manifests as health and vitality. The stagnation or restricted movement of these substances creates disease. This movement occurs in all tissues and substances in the body through well defined pathways. Material substances, such as blood, move through physical vessels.
Understanding the concepts of Yin and Yang and the Five Phases is essential to understanding Chinese medicine, Qi, and sickness and healing in the human body. With these concepts serving as a foundation, the ancient Chinese developed a system of images and metaphors from the cycles and rhythms of nature to explain what they observed in the human body. This system remains the theoretical bedrock of Chinese medicine to this day.
Herbal therapy is an essential component of the Mosher Health System. Unlike most medications used in Western medicine, Chinese herbs are highly unlikely to produce undesirable side effects, are entirely non-toxic and free from chemicals, and treat the source of disease rather than simply masking the symptoms. At Mosher Health, we proudly offer Evergreen herbal supplements, the gold standard in safety, quality, purity, and potency.
In traditional Chinese medicine, diseases are viewed as either internal or external. While internal diseases are connected to the mental state, external diseases are caused by the environment - in particular, the wind, cold, heat, dryness, dampness, and summer heat. Referred to as the Six Excesses, these external causes of disease can trigger a number of different symptoms and conditions: sneezing or headaches from excess wind, dry cough or skin from dry weather, and so on. By honing in on these Excesses, Dr. Mosher can tailor your treatment more specifically to your needs.