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If you have ever had a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatment, you know TCM has a very different approach than your typical western medicine doctors visit. There is no right or wrong here, just different philosophy.

The normal process for your western medicine doctor visit

  1. New patients fill out paperwork-waiting time can be painful
  2. Patient is called into a room to have vital signs taken and to figure out why they have come in
  3. Wait for physician to come in and talk with patient about their health concerns
  4. The physician will give a diagnosis, medical advice and possibly prescribe medications
  5. Follow-up appointments will be established

Western medical practices sometimes refer patients to TCM practices and vice versa.

TCM-Traditional Chinese Medicine visit

  1. Starts with a consultation lasting 30 minutes to an hour to find out what is going on with the patient-0 to 15-minute waiting time in our clinic
  2. Patients usually come here when they already know what is wrong with their health
  3. Pulse is always checked as well as the tongue for signs of illness
  4. A system of acupuncture is planned out to suit each individual’s needs on that particular day
  5. Chinese herbal medicine treatment is individualized. Together acupuncture and the herbs are a powerful medicine. This combination does no harm.
  6. Nutritional information as well as recommendations to promote cellular nutrition
  7. Counseling and energy healing services fulfill our mission. “Healing the Whole Person”

A referral to western medicine may be necessary depending on the patient

Adapt the remedy to the disease      

Chinese Proverb

You are unique!

Traditional Chinese medicine is tailored to you and what you are dealing with as an individual person. People heal at different rates and some people’s bodies may accept different treatments better than others. Everyone is unique and people with the same illness or disease may need different care. Traditional Chinese Medicine includes but is not limited to:


TCM treatment


  • The Five Element Theory
  • Yin Yang Treatment
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbology
  • Tui Na (stretching)
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha (scraping)
  • Moxibustion

TCM and Western medicine can work together through referrals to provide ultimate healing. 

Traditional Chinese medicine is like maintenance that keeps the body in a healthy state. It helps with prevention of illness and disease.
Western practices deal mostly with medicating for illness and disease that has already appeared. If a patient needs an MRI, X-ray, EKG or blood test we have western medical practices that we refer patients to. Patients are also sent to us from western practices for treatments.

The patient is in charge of their health. Traditional Chinese medicine is completely dependent on how the patient is feeling and because of this, some people come in for treatments more often than others. Traditional Chinese medicine helps with stress which combined with diet can relieve so many health problems.

The Neeley Center for Health invites you to come and experience TCM. Find an acupuncturist in your area.

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In Best of Health,

Mike Neeley L.Ac


The Neeley Center for Health
The Neeley Center for Health
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