At Shen Chinese Medicine, Matthew Williams provides acupuncture and oriental medicine. He believes that in recent years more people are giving Chinese healings a try after experiencing subpar results from western medicine. Acupuncture is part of an ancient east Asian form of medicine.
For those who are unfamiliar with acupuncture visits, the goal of each visit is to enhance balance in the body. During the initial exam, Williams begins by asking health-related questions. These may include a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states, etc. A physical exam is conducted in order to diagnose and detect and specific imbalances of qi that may have contributed to the patient’s health problems. Williams will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) such as tongue and pulse diagnosis.
Part of improving one’s health is to reach a balance of “Qi”, or life energy. Blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person’s health and leads to various signs and symptoms or health concerns. To treat any Qi imbalances, fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways. Williams concentrates on acupuncture points related to specific organs, based on the patient’s unique issues and symptoms.
He may include other related therapies in a patient’s treatment plan, such as cupping, Gwa Sha or moxibustion. Herbal remedies are another important aspect of acupuncture and TCM. Even after symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist in maintaining good health and possibly prevent future imbalances.
According to Williams, the more acupuncture and TCM is incorporated in your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture is not an instant fix. True healing takes time and dedication. Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need treatments for weeks, months or years to achieve the results you want. Williams can provide an idea of what to expect. With a little patience and an open mind, you’ll be on your way to health and vitality. Shen Chinese Medicine is located off Speer Boulevard and a part of the The Fusion Chiropratic and Wellness Team.
Matthew Williams, L.AC. M.S. TCM
Matthew Williams is a licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist. His work stems from a deep desire to help people overcome physical as well as emotional challenges to improve their health and well-being.
Matthew assesses patients holistically by taking a detailed history, evaluating diet and lifestyle, and customizing each client’s care. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology and Organic Chemistry from the University of Colorado. He then earned his Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. This perspective and biomedical background has helped to shape his ability to heal others.
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