Aimee Wells Quin, MSTCM, L.Ac. offers acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the West Berkeley Wellness Center in Berkeley, California. Aimee provides compassionate, attentive care and treats pain, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, infertility, womenʼs health, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, allergies, and much, much more. Aimee is also a doula, reiki practitioner, NAET practitioner, and a Certified Bio-Therapeutic Microcurrent Therapist.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
As the fastest growing health care system in the world today, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of medicine based on thousands of years of knowledge and understanding of how to restore and maintain wellness. Chinese Medicine can have beneﬁcial effects in the treatment of virtually any disorder. It utilizes several powerful modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, massage, moxabustion, and cupping. Each patient receives a highly individualized treatment based on speciﬁc patterns of disharmony that are revealed by the health history and pulse and tongue diagnosis. Chinese Medicine can even detect and treat illness before it manifests into symptoms. Chinese Medicine is accepted around the globe as a safe, effective, and holistic medical system.
By inserting hair-thin needles into speciﬁc points on the body, acupuncture can very effectively reduce or eliminate pain and inﬂammation, as well as treat internal disease. Often, points are not chosen based on symptoms, but rather based on the diagnosis or pattern that is discovered after collecting many details regarding the patientʼs health. It is because of this that acupuncture is so effective – it treats the underlying cause of disease for each individual rather than chase symptoms. Two patients with the same illness or symptom usually have completely different imbalances and thus will have completely different acupuncture treatments.
Herbal medicine is based on over 4,000 years of knowledge passed down from generations of healers. It is the oldest, continually practiced professional medicine. Prescriptions are based on your individualized pattern and disease diagnosis. Your pattern is made up of signs, symptoms, emotions, and overall body composition. The herbal prescription is designed to target the individual pattern as well as the symptom or disease. An herbal medicine prescription may include up to 16 different herbs. Herbal medicine is a complete system, containing physical, biological, and chemical properties.
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Aimee Wells, M.S., L.Ac., is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical Herbalist with a Masterʼs of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been a licensed health care practitioner since 1998 and has been serving Bay Area residents since 1999.