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If there is something you’ve always wanted to know, reach out! We pride ourselves in educating the patients at Michigan Integrative Medicine along with delivering them a personalized health care treatment plan that incorporates every aspect of their health, including physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese medicine is a traditional medical system that originated in China over 2,500 years ago. It includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha, massage (tui na), bonesetter (die-da), qigong, and dietary therapy.

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What conditions can Chinese Medicine treat?

Chinese medicine is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, digestive issues, respiratory conditions, allergies, immune system disorders, stress, anxiety, and many others. It is also used for general health maintenance and disease prevention.

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Is Chinese medicine safe?

When practiced by a licensed and trained practitioner, Chinese medicine is generally safe. However, it's important to inform the practitioner of all your medical conditions, medications, and treatments you're undergoing.

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How do I prepare for my first visit?

For your first visit, wear loose and comfortable clothing. It's recommended to eat a light meal before your appointment. Be prepared to discuss your medical history and any current symptoms you're experiencing.

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Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. Most people feel minimal discomfort during the insertion of the needles. Some people feel a mild tingling or a dull ache at the needle points.

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How long does a treatment session last?

Treatment sessions vary depending on the treatment method. Typically, acupuncture sessions last between 30 to 60 minutes. Herbal consultations may vary in length.

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Will I need to take herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine is a key component of Chinese medicine. Your practitioner may recommend herbal remedies based on your condition. It's important to follow the dosage and instructions provided.

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Can I use Chinese medicine alongside Western medicine?

Yes, Chinese medicine can be used in conjunction with Western medicine. However, it's crucial to inform all your healthcare providers about all the different types of treatments you are using.

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How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments varies depending on your condition and its severity. Some conditions require only a few sessions, while others may need ongoing treatment.

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How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment online or by calling our office at (248) 737.2010.

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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that can treat a wide variety of symptoms, from headaches and migraines to turning breech babies to digestive problems and everything in between!

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We are available for in-clinic appointments every day but Sunday. We are located in Bloomfield Hills, MI & also offer concierge visits.

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