The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Centers (AOMC) are world –class Oriental Medicine facilities minutes away from the prestigious Western Medical Centers of Fred Hutchinson, Harborview, Swedish Hospital in Ballard, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, the University of Washington, Virginia Mason Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center-First Hill.
The AOMC has two locations to best serve our clientele:
- Holman Road, at the north end Ballard
The AOMC is a complete and comprehensive healthcare facility offering: The Acupuncture Clinic; Chinese Herbal Clinic; Auto Accident and Sports Injury Clinic; Pediatric and Gynecological Clinic; Nutrition and Life Style Consultation Clinic; Herbal Pharmacy; Oriental Medical Supply Department; and Educational Department.
Our professionally-educated and highly-skilled practitioners offer the following therapies and techniques: Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Nutrition, Food Therapy, Tuina (Chinese Bodywork Therapy), Taiji and Qigong.
All treatments are gentle, natural, effective and have no significant side effects.
The Educational Department
The Acupuncture Clinic
The Acupuncture Clinic: Most of our acupuncturists are trained in China, and have substantial clinical and teaching experience. They use acupuncture techniques including: Regular Body Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, Face Acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, Wrist - ankle Acupuncture, Foot Acupuncture, Hand Acupuncture, Moxibustion Therapy, Blum-blossom Needling Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha Therapy, Bleeding Therapy, to treat and prevent many kinds of diseases or disorders. Commonly treated conditions include: sports injuries, auto accident injuries, work-related injuries, repetitive strain and improper body position ailments, arthritis, muscle and joint pain, lower back pain, neck pain and stiffness, shoulder pain, stroke, acute and chronic gastric and intestinal disorders, addictions of cigarette, alcohol, drugs, obesity, mental depression, mental stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic fatigue.
The Herbal Medicine Clinic
The Herbal Medicine Clinic: All practitioners in this clinic are highly trained and educated in China or the USA and have years of clinical experience using Chinese herbal medicine. They perform herbal consultation and prescribe the individually-based herbal formulas using TCM differential diagnosis. Raw herbs, patent herbal medicine and granules are used to treat and prevent many kinds of diseases, such as flu, common cold, fever, cough, wheezing, sore throat, chronic fatigue, low energy, arthritis, stroke, allergies, skin infections, acute and chronic traumatic injuries. Herbal medicine can also be used to treat "post" syndromes from surgery including: fatigue, poor memory and concentration, insomnia, pain, swelling, bruises, loss of mobility, pain in the muscles and joints, loss of strength, abnormal sensations such as tingling or numbness, poor digestion, loss of appetite, acute or chronic diarrhea, constipation, bloating, stomach pain, gas, acid reflux, belching, hiccups and skin conditions.
The Auto Accident and Sports Injury Clinic
The Auto Accident and Sports Injury Clinic: This clinic is one of our specialties. All practitioners use comprehensive treatments including: Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine used internally and topically, Tuina (Oriental Bodywork Therapy), TDP therapy, Qigong, Chinese nutrition, Dietary therapy and Physical therapy to treat and heal acute and chronic injuries resulting from auto accidents, sports, martial arts or Kungfu, Taiji and Wusu training, exercise, and physical work, with symptoms of pain in the joints or muscles, bruises, swelling, loss of mobility, loss of appetite, fatigue, numbness and muscular atrophy, emotional changes, and insomnia. Our treatments can also facilitate post-surgery and post-fracture healing.
The Pediatric Clinic
The Pediatric Clinic: Is specifically directed toward treating children's chronic digestive problems, poor nutrition, poor sleep, cough, wheezing, and common cold.
The Gynecological Clinic
The Gynecological Clinic: Uses a comprehensive approach to treat gynecological disorders such as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), menopause syndromes, and infertility.
The Nutrition & Lifestyle Clinic
The Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultation Clinic: This clinic is specially designed for people who need to improve their lifestyle quality through better nutrition and a better, more balanced and peaceful living environment. Foods and emotions are two major factors which are directly related to our life quality and health. In clinic, it is found that many people with chronic or frequent illnesses can derive significant benefits from better management of stress, and optimized quality and quantity of nutrition. The experienced practitioners in this clinic will advise patients on proper nutrition and management of emotions and lifestyle, based on each individual's pathogenic condition, body constitution, congenital factors, personality pattern, life environment, and pulse and tongue diagnosis. Chronic illnesses that respond well to our lifestyle counseling and Oriental medical treatments include: diarrhea, constipation, depression, mental stress, anxiety, poor sleep, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue and heart disorders.
The Herbal Pharmacy
The Herbal Pharmacy and Oriental Medical Supply Department: This department carries various kinds of herbal products, such as raw herbs, granules, patent herbs (which includes pills, tablets, capsules, syrups, tinctures), instant herbal tea bags, instant herbal tea powder, herbal extract, and oriental medical supplies such as TDP lamps, electro-acupuncture devices, books, etc. This department is open to all patients and acupuncture and TCM practitioners. If you need to buy herbal products or oriental medical supplies just call us or fax or email the order or prescription to this department. The department will prepare all herbs or products you ordered or prescribed and deliver or ship them to you within 1-2 days. For emergency needs, they will prepare and deliver them to you at once.