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Chinese New Year Celebration!

 

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 Sponsored by the Center for Integrated Medicine and Asian Cultural Society

Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time:  11:30 am to 4:00 pm

Place: Boys and Girls Club in Visalia. (215 W. Tulare Avenue)

Admission: $5 per person, Kids 5 & under free! 

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Welcome To The Center for Integrated Medicine

Are You Ready To Start Feeling Better Today?

Traditional Chinese Medicine, It Works!

Welcome, we are general medical practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. TCM evolved from the ancient Chinese and is both an art and a science. It is important to understand that TCM is called "Traditional" because it is a complete medical system just like allopathic conventional medicine. Chinese medicine is called Traditional because it follows accepted medical methods and has proven explanations for it's effectiveness. Therefore TCM is a complete medical system based on natural and holistic principles for both diagnostic and treatment purposes.

Partnership to Better Health

PartnershipIt is important for our patients and their family to have confidence in the medical treatment they receive. It is both necessary and desirable that each patient participate in maintaining good health. The following is a list to assist potential patients of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture at our clinics.

Schedule Your Appointment Now

In an effort to make ourselves more accessible to you for scheduling appointments we are using HourMine.com for our online scheduling service. Click on the button below, select the Provider tab, select Dr. Kwong L.Ac., Pharm. D. or Frank Robbins MSTCM, L.Ac. then select the time and day you want to come in. It's that simple!

Hanford Clinic

598 W. Grangeville Blvd,
Hanford, CA 93230

Phone: 
559-587-0469

Visalia Clinic

725 West Main Street,
Visalia, CA 93277

Phone: 
559-625-4246

Email:
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Health News & Research

  • ACUPUNCTURE AND DEPRESSION

    Researchers at the University of Arizona have tested the value of acupuncture in the treatment of depression. 38 women aged 18 to 45 and suffering from major depression were divided into three groups. One group received eight weeks of acupuncture treatment specifically designed to target their depression. A second group waited for eight weeks and then received the treatment. A third group received a form of placebo acupuncture which was not designed to treat depression but rather headache or back pain, then received the depression-specific treatment for eight weeks. The symptoms of all three groups got better over time, but the group that received the depression-specific treatment immediately improved much more quickly, and once the other two groups got the specific treatment their symptoms also improved at a much faster rate. According to John Allen who led the study “These findings from a small sample of women with major depression suggest that acupuncture may hold sufficient efficacy to warrant a larger clinical trial”. He said that although drugs and psychotherapy provide significant relief for 50 to 70 percent of patients, “about a third of people seeking treatment end that treatment prematurely, citing factors such as dissatisfaction with their current treatment or intolerable side effects. These statistics suggest that alternative treatments may be welcomed by those suffering from depression.” (Psychological Science 1998;9:397-40).

  • ACUPUNCTURE HELPS REDUCE MENOPAUSAL HOT FLUSHES

    A Norwegian study has found that acupuncture in addition to self-care can contribute to a clinically relevant reduction in menopausal hot flushes. The research was a multicentre, pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial with two parallel arms comparing the effect of individualised acupuncture plus self-care against self-care alone for hot flushes and health-related quality of life in 267 postmenopausal women. Hot flush frequency decreased by 5.8 per 24 hours in the acupuncture group and 3.7 per 24 hours in the control group. Hot flush intensity decreased by 3.2 units in the acupuncture group and 1.8 units in the control group. The acupuncture group also experienced statistically significant improvements in vasomotor, sleep, and somatic criteria compared with the control group. (The Acupuncture on Hot Flushes Among Menopausal Women (ACUFLASH) study, a randomized controlled trial. Menopause. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):484-93).
  • Click Here for information on treating headaches with acupuncture.

  • The Center for Integrated Medicine's Public Awareness and Education Series presents private instruction in Tai Chi / Qi Gong with F. E. Robbins, L.Ac., MSTCM. Make an appointment and you will receive a personalized program for medical exercise and wellness.

    Click Here to download the course overview.

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