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Oriental Medicine in Tucson


Please refer to the list of Oriental medicine (including Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and Qigong) practitioners in Tucson on the left side of this page to find the one best suited to your needs.  Click on each name for detailed practitioner information and contacts.


Oriental Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and look back on a tradition of more than 2000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, and dietary therapy. These practices are a common part of medical care throughout East Asia, but are considered alternative medicine in the western world......

TCM's view of the body is little concerned with anatomical structures, but with the identification of functional entities (which regulate digestion, breathing, aging etc.). While health is perceived as harmonious interaction of these entities and the outside world, disease is interpreted as a disharmony in interaction. TCM diagnosis involves identification of patterns of disharmony, usually by taking pulse and tongue findings into account.

Qigong or chi kung is the Chinese philosophy and practice of aligning breath, physical activity and awareness for mental, spiritual and corporeal health, as well as the development of human potential. It includes aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese martial arts, Daoism and Buddhism and thus purportedly the spiritual awakening to one's true nature.

Although not proven conclusively from a Western Medical stand point, qigong is an accepted treatment option in the fields of complementary and alternative medicine..... Qigong practice serves both a preventive and curative function. It is considered to be effective in improving the effects of many chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, allergy, asthma, arthritis, degenerative disk disease, cancer, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and addiction. Qigong works by improving the immunity response, increasing a person’s self-healing and self-recovery capabilities and enhancing one’s self-regeneration potential.


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