Urban Tao Acupuncture And Herbology

1330 New Hampshire Ave, NW B4Washington DC 202-253-0670

History of Traditional Chinese Medicine


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology originated in ancient China during the Stone Age and slowly became a comprehensive systematic form of healing by 2,500 BCE. There are over 365 acupoints that comprehensively treat a diversity of ailments and over 400 herbs and thousands of herbal formulas that treat a myriad of illnesses.


Currently acupuncture is widely recommended by NIH, and The World Health Organization for a variety of ailments.



How Acupuncture Works


Acupuncture uses pre-sterile one time use stainless steel pins that lightly enter the skin and activate the internal systems of the body that restore health and healing. The body has pathways called meridians where energy (Qi) flows connecting all the body systems and internal organs. By stimulating the points along these pathways the body releases chemicals, enzymes and hormones to help the healing process.


What Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology Can Treat


Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology are effective in treating the following illnesses:

joint and muscle pain, stress, digestive and bowel disorders, menopausal symptoms, PMS, diabetes, impotence, headaches, obesity, eating disorders, substance abuse, hair loss, premature graying, fibroids, infertility, emotional disorders, respiratory problems, insomnia, impaired immune function, and seasonal allergies.