Joel Robbins Dipl. OM has been practicing Taiji (Tai Chi), herbal medicine and Chinese healing arts since the early 1990s and has been teaching Tai Chi, Bagua and Qigong since 2004. He has a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, and a bachelor of science in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. He is a certified instructor of Tai Chi and Bagua (Wutang Physical Culture Association) as well as Qigong, Chinese Nutrition and Yang Sheng Life Cultivation Practices (Taoist Studies Institute). He is board certified in Oriental Medicine including Acupuncture, Asian Bodywork and Chinese Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM) and is Registered Acupuncturist with the state of Michigan.
What is Chinese medicine?
Chinese medicine is a 2000 year-old system of healthcare based on the cycles of nature as seen in the human body. Like the earth, the body has different environments and these can get out of balance leading to “dis-ease”. Treatment with Chinese medicine using acupuncture, herbs, massage, nutrition or therapeutic exercise (Qigong) can help restore balance to disrupted environments in the body. When the body is brought into balance, many conditions and associated symptoms will naturally resolve.
By unblocking and strengthening the flow of Qi (energy) in your body, acupuncture can treat many conditions without the use of drugs or even herbs. Experience a virtually painless therapy as you relax into a peaceful state in which your stress, and your aches and pains melt away (customized herbal formulas are available for additional cost). As its goal is to treat the underlying cause of the problem, it can be helpful for all kinds of health conditions, including chronic pain, headache, hypertension, arthritis, tennis elbow and menstrual pain. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as effective for treating the following conditions: WHO List.
- Initial: $95
- Follow up: $75
Practiced and refined in China for thousands of years Chinese herbal medicine treats the whole body, bringing it into balance. Once a balanced state has been achieved, and many conditions, both mild and serious will be naturally relieved or eliminated. Conditions commonly benefited by herbal medicine include allergies, asthma and other breathing difficulties, insomnia, urinary tract infections, digestive problems, auto-immune conditions and more.
- Initial: $95 (plus the cost of herbs)
- Follow up: $60 (plus the cost of herbs)
This invigorating massage addresses issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments and even bones. Great for stress-relief, reduced muscle tension, better sleep, improved circulation, and more. Tui-na works over the entire body from head to toe, leaving you relaxed, refreshed and full of vitality
- 60 minutes: $75
Call us to schedule your first appointment. Please print and sign the following Consent Form and bring with you to your appointment.