A recommendation from awordinyoureye


The following testimonial was written by david@awordinyoureye.com

Youfeng Yvonne Chen is an experienced, fully qualified expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
She is available to help anyone in Walnut Creek, CA 94597 or surrounds

I know this marvellously talented, lovely person very well - she has successfully treated both my wife and myself (both by acupuncture and herbs) when she was working in London, UK.

I feel that those of us who know her are privileged to have her available to help us when we need such help and when appropriate.  She is the 'real thing', the 'real mccoy', incredibly trained in both Eastern and Western medicine.

Why not read the notes below? - if nothing else, you will be more aware of what TCM is all about. Maybe you even might want to contact her as a result?

The following information was provided by Youfeng Yvonne Chen

Acupuncture: Herbology: Nutrition: Womenís Healthcare:
Body & Facial Rejuvenation

Provided by:   Y. Yvonne Chen M.S., L. Ac.

CA Licensed Acupuncturist

e-mail: yvonne@youfengz.com
website: http://www.acupuncture-herbal-medicine.com

Please contact our office if you have any additional questions about treatments
3164 Putnam BLVD, Suite B
Walnut Creek, CA 94597 - 1868
Phone: (925) 930-9782 

Youfeng Yvonne Chen L.Ac. has over twenty years of experience in treating patients using both Western and Eastern medicine. She can accurately diagnose your problem using Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic methods and advise you on the proper course for treatment.


What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that includes: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Naprapathy (Chinese massage), nutrition and exercise.  Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world, originating in China more than 2,000 years ago. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has researched and documented the effectiveness of acupuncture. Medical systems in the U.S. are currently integrating this medical practice into their healthcare; while in the UK there are also moves towards the same end (Guardian 23 November 2004). Many insurance companies cover acupuncture treatments.
TCM places emphasis on understanding and treating the underlying cause of each individualís imbalance. This holistic approach to health not only addresses physical complaints but also emotional, environmental and lifestyle conditions.

Chinese medicine is an alternative treatment that can relieve symptoms of illnesses that are not easily addressed by contemporary Western methods. It introduces the patient to a health path that doesn't only treat the symptoms, but the entire body. It can offer a better life to people by using natural methods that engage the body's own healing powers, without the harsh side-effects of strong pharmaceutical chemicals or invasive painful surgery. Chinese medicine is successfully used side by side with Western medicine in hospitals throughout Asia for patient treatment. It may be the best action you take to lead a longer, healthier, more productive life.


What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. These points have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of three to five thousand years. Recently, electromagnetic research by Western scientists has confirmed the locations of acupuncture points.

Throughout history, more people have been treated with acupuncture and Oriental Medicine than all other health modalities combined. This medical system continues to help people across this country and around the world.

How does acupuncture work?
TCM theory explains that an imbalance or a blockage of the energy (Qi) circulating through the body causes pain and diseases.

Acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient and away from areas where it is excessive. Acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balance of the body.

Does acupuncture provide long lasting results?
Yes. Acupuncture addresses the underlying cause of disease, not merely symptoms. When the causes of problems are corrected, the results are long lasting or permanent.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies according to the condition. Some cases may be treated in only a few sessions. Chronic cases may require treatments for several courses of 10 treatments. Occasional treatments throughout the year can maintain good health.
Will I feel the needle?
Acupuncture needles are very thin and are inserted quickly to avoid pain, but one definitely receives a momentary sensation. Once the needles are in place, the patient usually does not feel them.
Are the needles safe and clean?
Yes. Only approved disposable needles are used.
Partial List of Diseases Helped by Acupuncture

According to the United Nationís World Health Organization, over seventy diseases can be treated effectively with Acupuncture, including the following: -


About Chinese Herbs

The majority of Chinese populations have used Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years. Herbal medicine is still in common use worldwide today, because it really brings people a higher quality of life.

Herbs have been proven safe and effective when administered correctly.

Herbals are a powerful tool in the maintenance of health and the elimination of disease.

The taste of the herbs may seem unusual at first to people. Generally most people take a short time to get used to it, and people often end up saying how they could actually do with them for continued good health.

How quickly do Chinese Herbs work?
The effects of Chinese herbs are frequently seen after several days of regular usage. Once the effects are established, they often last for a long time. Chronic problems may require Chinese herbal treatment lasting several months. The use of acupuncture plus herbs usually provides the most dramatic result.