Chinese medicine is a holistic system of healing used in several programs at Quest Center.
Chinese medicine is a holistic system of healing that includes the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine focus on strengthening and harmonizing qi (pronounced “chee”), the vital life force in all living things. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine restore and maintain health and vitality. They improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, relieve pain, and facilitate the release of endorphins. Therefore, they are used not only for pain management, but also as comprehensive health care and health maintenance programs.
The National Institutes of Health recognizes the benefits of acupuncture. Clients at Quest Center may receive private or group acupuncture. For people with cancer and survivors of the disease, under the supervision of David Eisen, LAc, MSW, OMD (am), we offer a twice weekly acupuncture group providing support and community for clients in the Healing and Empowerment Program. Acupuncture can relieve the side effects of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, and reduce stress, anxiety, depression, as well as other symptoms that may arise during and following cancer treatment.
Our Finding and Sustaining Recovery program incorporates group acupuncture as a critical component to reduce symptoms from addiction. Acupuncture also is effective for treating the symptoms of HIV/AIDS as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.