traditional chinese medicine and HERBAL FORMULATIONS


5 Element Acupuncture is one of the main systems of thought within Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is based on the interplay of nature’s primary elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Matt Beigle draws upon 5 Element Acupuncture to diagnose and treat conditions, just as the Chinese have done for over two millennia. Bringing the 5 elements into balance by manipulating qi — the vital life energy of the body — is the goal.

When the flow of qi is optimal, you experience vibrant health. When the flow is blocked or out of balance, your body sends you signals via pain, various symptoms of disease, or both. 5 Element Acupuncture considers the person as a whole and aims to treat both the presenting symptoms AND resolve the underlying root causes for imbalance.


Chinese Herbal Formulations in acupuncture treatment

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has 8 branches or modalities. Matt Beigle uses a hybrid approach that incorporates several of these modalities to treat a wide variety of conditions. As an adjunct to such modalities as needle acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, and zero balancing, Chinese medicinal herbs can be very useful in regulating the body and promoting optimal health and well-being.

As Chinese medicine is increasingly recognized as an effective form of treatment, more and more people are using Chinese herbal formulations to remedy a wide variety of health issues.  Acupuncture treatments with Matt are a critical first step, as is a comprehensive wellness consultation to determine individual need. Once Matt carefully examines you and initiates treatment it is entirely likely that he will recommend specific Chinese herbs or herbal formulations to maintain or enhance health and well-being and as a preventative strategy.

DO Acupuncture and Chinese herbs do different things?

Yes, but it is perhaps more helpful to see how they work together to heal, balance, and restore vitality. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulations are both used to restore balance and promote the body-mind-spirit’s tremendous natural healing capacity.  By gently stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture treatments keep your energy flowing in a smooth and balanced way throughout your entire body.  However, introducing Chinese herbs can augment an acupuncture regimen nicely by helping you to regulate internal organs and systems, balance hormones, detoxify and speed the healing process


Ready to explore acupuncture and Chinese herbs?

Because each patient presents with different conditions and health challenges, each patient’s treatment plan will necessarily be different. Chinese herbal suggestions may include such beneficial substances like astragalus root, ginkgo biloba, red yeast rice, cinnamon, ginger, red and white ginseng root, gotu kola, mugwort, teas, or other herbs.

Schedule a comprehensive wellness consultation with Matt Beigle today and learn about how combining acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help regulate the body, heal you from injury or disease, and increase vitality!