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Traditional Chinese Medicine in Oklahoma City

“Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for over thirty centuries. While it can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, Chinese medicine can also enhance recuperative powers, immunity, and the capacity for pleasure, work and creativity.” –– excerpted from Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine by H. Beinfield and E. Korngold

 


Background

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a 5,000 year-old healing art based on empirical data accumulated over the millennia through simple observation of natural phenomena and practical experience.

Traditional medicine from Asia is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world, and this abundance of knowledge has been transmitted and enriched from generation to generation via the Chinese written tradition which has basically remained unchanged for thousands of years.

Originating in China, TCM has been used in other parts of Asia, Europe, and South America for about 200 years. All told, acupuncture is used by nearly one-third of the world as a primary health care system and many more as an adjunctive therapy. In the U.S., acupuncture has been available since 1972 when an aide of President Nixon was successfully treated in China.


Traditional Chinese Medicine in Oklahoma City

In this TCM clinic, the underlying principles are to treat the person as an integrated whole in body, mind and spirit — and to remedy the root cause of illness and disease — not only the symptoms. This is different from allopathic medicine which treats disease only from a biochemical perspective. In fact, the way traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture treat the various states of imbalance is completely unknown to modern conventional medicine.

In Chinese Medicine, we put the greatest emphasis placed on preventive techniques. As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Mr Singleton uses time-tested principles of effective diagnosis, interpretation, and therapeutic treatment methods, completely set apart from conventional medicine. Oriental medicine is still very much in existence today because of its simplicity, beauty, and attunement to Natural Law.

If you go to China today, you’ll find that modern Chinese medicine is a combination of ideas and methods from earlier times combined with the findings from modern research methods, such as chemical analysis, pharmacological testing in laboratory, and clinical trials. In fact, the TCM health care system has been selected by the World Health Organization to meet the health care needs of people worldwide, in the 21st century and beyond. The reason for this distinction is its effectiveness, not only medically but also in terms of cost-control.

The foundation of Oriental medical analysis is a holistic perspective on health & illness, which treats relationships between a symptom and the person as a whole, and includes factors of environment, behavior, emotional state, stage of life, and season. The Chinese Medicine theory of nature, health and disease was set forth in the concepts of two essential forces – Yin and Yang, the three essences, Five Elements (which coordinate organs within categories of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood), six climatic influences, seven emotional factors, and the concept of Qi, a vital life energy flowing throughout the body along meridian pathways.

Today in China, TCM uses various methods to achieve health, including acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medicine, the ancient therapeutic use of food as medicine (Chinese Macrobiotics), acupressure and tui-na (medical massage therapy), zheng-gu (Chinese “osteopathy” or “chiropractic”), fitness exercises such as t’ai chi and qigong (‘chee-gong’) which cultivate vital energy for health, and several other supportive practices such as meditation, practiced in an integrated way. Both TCM and its separate components are complete methods of holistic and preventive medicine.

Although acupuncture is well known in the U.S. for pain relief, qualified acupuncturists are able to address a much wider variety of problems. Acupuncture has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These organizations have declared acupuncture an effective treatment for the following conditions (these are the same conditions treated in this TCM clinic):

  • Addictions
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chemotherapy nausea
  • Cold, flu, allergies, asthma, sinus problems and infections
  • Depression
  • Digestive (ulcers, nausea, gastritis, irritable bowel)
  • Ear problems (ringing, earaches, deafness due to nerve problems)
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches, migraines and other neurological conditions
  • Heart disease, hypertension, poor circulation
  • Hypoglycemia, thyroid disorders, diabetes, gout, weight loss & maintenance, etc.
  • Male sexual dysfunction, infertility, prostatitis
  • Menstrual & female disorders
  • Muscle & joint pain (tendonitis, bursitis, sprains)
  • Post-op. dental pain
  • Sciatica, numbness, paralysis or nerve pain, stroke rehabilitation, certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis, epilepsy
  • Skin disorders
  • Stress, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Urinary problems
  • and more…

 

One impressive advantage of Oriental Medicine is that it is almost completely free of side effects. This is in contrast to many modern medical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs in which severe side effects in certain cases may be worse than the disease or condition being treated.


Mr. Singleton, Dipl.Ac., Dipl.C.H. is a traditionally trained master practitioner of TCM and employs the five major therapeutic modalities in his balanced approach to healthcare. His approach has emerged from a thorough and unique understanding of the body developed from nearly 30 years of healing practices, allowing him to effectively integrate various therapies as needed by each patient.