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Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Milford, CT

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Char Marie, L.Ac.

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Acupuncture and Qigong Therapy
Chinese medicine treats the root cause. In Chinese medicine, the root cause is always an “energy diagnosis,” which tells us about the state of your energy in the body.

Acupuncture is an art we commonly use in the clinic to treat a wide variety of conditions and health challenges. We even use acupuncture for “tune ups” or seasonal wellness visits, for people who enjoy acupuncture as a way of staying balanced, focused and healthy. We may use acupuncture to treat a common cold, injuries, or to support a cancer patient in their care. We may use acupuncture in the care of women’s health, men’s health, children’s medicine and fertility. Acupuncture is not only an ancient art, but rapidly becoming a modern science and integrated into western medical care for it’s very strongly positive effects, and “side effect free. Basically, it involves insertion of very tiny (very fine) needles into the skin along acupuncture points, to affect the flow of energy (qi) in the body. Qi flows along channels in the body to organs and cells in the body, nourishing and promoting blood flow along the way, by Chinese Medicine theory. When qi is abundant and flows freely, the body can have good health. Hence, abundant qi and circulation in the body is one of the main goals of treatment with Chinese medicine. It also feels nice. Peaceful, relaxing and calming to the body, mind and spirit… it is just good for your health. Clinical science and medicine is showing many ways that acupuncture is of benefit to your health. It is side effect free, reasonable to afford, and has the gift of addressing the root cause and not just treating symptoms.

Herbal Medicines in Chinese medicine, herbal medicine is complex –and requires a skilled practitioner to diagnose and prescribe appropriate herbal combinations. Chinese medicine formulas balance herbs together to support each other and give optimal effect based upon energy diagnosis. As part of care, for those whom it is appropriate, herbal formulas may be recommended as part of your care.

Medical Qigong — Also known as Qigong Therapy, or “External Qi Healing,” or “Energy Healing,” is an art that is perhaps the most ancient of all of the Chinese medicine healing arts. Qigong healing as a therapy is a peaceful art of healing with energy that is done in various ways, according to patient needs, in the clinic. It involves the practiioner helping the patient to remove energy blockages and restore balance and flow through peaceful healing mind/body techniques, some of which are ancient arts, as well as teaching meditations, mind/body methods and movement, visualization and sensing techniques so that the patient can work with their own energy to improve their health. It is peaceful, but also empowering. Anyone can learn qi healing techniques to improve their health. For many, it is a wonderful part of everyday life.
Bio
Char is licensed as an acupuncturist by the state of Connecticut, and certified as a diplomate in acupuncture by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She is also a certified qigong therapist and instructor by Grandmaster TK Shih, OMD.

She is a graduate of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China, where she also completed a clinical internship at the University Hospital. During her internship, she worked with patients of all ages from pediatric to adult neurology, with acupuncture and herbal medicine.

As an instructor for Grandmaster TK Shih, she teaches the two level I intensives he has come to be well known for around the world: The level I six day qigong healer intensive, and the level I qigong therapist certification intensive. She also teaches qigong privately for students and patients.

Char enjoys working with patients of all ages, and sharing the Chinese healing arts and qigong as natural and empowering ways to wellness. She practices and teaches in Milford CT.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Cupping  Qigong
 Auricular Acupuncture  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Tai Chi Chuan
 Bodywork  Lifestyle Counseling  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Massage Therapy  Tuina
 Cosmetic Acupuncture  Moxibustion
Certifications
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
 Medical QiGong Practitioner (MQP)  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Education/Training
Nanjing University, graduated 2001.
Clinical Internship, Nanjing University Hospital, Jiangsu Province

Licensed by the State of Connecticut, as an Acupuncturist

Nationally certified by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) as a Diplomate in Acupuncture

Instructor of Qigong, Medical Qigong Therapy and Healing,
Chinese Healing Arts Center, Grandmaster TK Shih, OMD
License:Connecticut, 000270
Location
2080 Bridgeport Ave.
MilfordCT 06460
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