Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is to balance the body, mind and spirit by regulating the flow of qi. In simple terms qi is the "vital life force" of the body. It keeps the blood circulating, warms the body, fights disease, and keeps our minds and emotions free and uncluttered.
Lifestyle is very important. Sleep by 10:00 P.M. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 11:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. is when the Yin shifts to Yang. It is crucial for the body to be at rest during this time for optimal health. There is no better way to restore or enhance the immune system other than resting and sleeping before 10:00 P.M. Adequate sleep (at least eight hours) are essential to maintaining a strong immune system.
Avoid over-exertion both mentally and physically, either of which can suppress the immune system.
Wear appropriate clothing on cold, damp, windy days, and avoid becoming chilled or over-heated.
Patients are recommended to have a good balance between exercise, healthy diet, rest, and relaxation.
Shizue Hayashi, California Acupuncture Board certified acupuncturist, has earned her Master of Science degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University. She also received Alumni Associate award for outstanding achievement. After that, she did an externship at the Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Beijing, China. She was working as shiatsu therapist at Jo-Sai Hospital in Japan. She also worked in Sei-Shin-Do Kampo Chinese Medicine Clinic in Japan for many years prior she comes to the United States of America. She is fluent in English, Japanese and Taiwanese Chinese.