Acupuncture originated in China on the theory that good health is signified by the free flow of Qi or vital energy throughout the body. Pain or illnesses result when the Qi is blocked. With acupuncture, Dr. Tran taps into this vital energy to promote health and well being in addition to the relief of pain. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles at specific locations on the body called acupoints. The stimulation of these acupoints along the channel or meridian helps unblock the Qi and promote blood circulation in the body. The effectiveness of acupuncture occurs by stimulating the Qi to restore the disrupted flow, which in turn, allows the body to recover naturally. Acupuncture is safe and painless, utilizing only sterile, disposable needles.

Cupping is a form of inverse massage used in traditional Chinese medicine that involves heating the air inside a cup and placing the inverted cup on the body. The skin gets sucked up and rises under the cup as blood rushes up. The cup is left in place on the skin for about 10 minute, circulation is enhanced and localized healing takes place. Cupping has been found to affect the body up to 4 inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins.

The word “chiropractic” literally means done by hand. Herodotus, a contemporary of Hippocrates, gained fame curing diseases by correcting spinal abnormalities through therapeutic exercises – and worker’s compensation studies show that chiropractic care got workers back on the job sooner and for less cost than did medical care. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce nerve irritation, increase range of motion and improve function. For your comfort, Dr. Tran makes use of quick, yet gentle manipulations. There is no twisting of the head employed in his adjustments. Stretching and the application of infrared light, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and cold are some of the healing modalities used.

Taekwondo is an exceptional practice in preventive care. It improves balance, metabolism, strength, flexibility and endurance. Dr. Tran, a master black belt, and active instructor since 1992, is especially adept at emphasizing injury-free instruction due to his expert knowledge of the human anatomy.

Chinese herbal medicine has been in existence for over 2,500 years. The herbs that were used in China thousand of years ago are still used in present day. Modern technologies have change the method of consuming herbs but the ideas they originated are still applied by practitioners worldwide. Dr. Tran customizes herbal formulas for an ailment specific to the needs of the patient. In his clinic, Dr. Tran has a Chinese Herbal pharmacy with over 300 various raw herbs in which he mixes and combines the herbs tailoring to the individual’s condition, attacking the root itself. Dr. Tran prescribes herbal formulas to his patient once he feels their pulses, reads their tongue, and obtains a complete medical history of the individual.