Our Chinese Medicine Philosophy
Tapping into your innate healing power and natural balance is the key to Chinese Medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is fundamentally holistic in its approach. The fundamental premise is that all parts of the body are connected. Though focus on the entire patient, Chinese Medicine searches to uncover the fundamental underlying cause(s) of a patient’s illness.
If you rid a garden of weeds without pulling out their roots, the weeds will return. If you remove only symptoms without treating their causes, the symptoms will recur.
Crops cannot thrive in rocky soil even with the best organic fertilizers. Optimum health cannot be restored if there exist pathogenic blockages in the body’s systems, even if you eat the best quality food.
Our Whole Health Approach
- Identifying each individual’s unique constitutional type based on the ancient Chinese classical treatises I Ching and Nei Jing.
- Tailoring treatment based on the constitutional type and reading what the body is “saying” with traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis, confirmed by a Digital Meridian Screening Test.
- Applying treatment through techniques including acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na/acupressure, herbal medicine, reflexology therapy, and thermal therapy including moxabustion, far infrared ray therapy, and more.
- Coaching on healthy lifestyles and self-healing techniques, such as self or partner massage, Qi Gong exercises, meditation, nutrition and diet, food as medicine and home remedies, and how to follow the cycles of Nature’s laws (solar and lunar calendars).
Jasmine Ma, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Jasmine is devoted to addressing both causes and symptoms, by applying acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine modalities to unblock the body’s energy channels (meridians), activate the body’s self-healing power, and restore natural balance.
She combines the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Eastern nourishing traditions with up-to-date Western findings on nutrition, physiology, environmental toxins and emotional factors.
Jasmine first learned the art of Chinese Medicine from her grandmother and I Ching from her mother, as a young girl in China. These practices – including acupuncture, medicinal herbs and food, and folk remedies – were passed down from a tradition spanning multiple generations of her family. She also has had the privilege of apprenticing with several Chinese Medicine Masters.
In addition to her lifelong passion for and study of Chinese Medicine, she has a Master’s in Acupuncture, and is certified as a Diplomate from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a licensed practitioner in both Maryland and Virginia.