Dr. Paul (Chyi-Shyang) Lin
Paul (Chyi-Shyang) Lin is from Taiwan with a family rich in the tradition of Chinese medicine. His father specializes in a very unique diagnostic skill, on-the-back-examination, and utilizes topical herbal treatment.
After receiving a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering at Marquette University his studies included acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Northwestern University of Health Sciences in Minnesota for a second Masters degree. Returning to Taiwan, he studied Chinese medicine under his father's supervision for 2 1/2 years. Paul is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, jogging, swimming, canoeing, and camping with his friend Maria and his daughter Alana.
We are especially pleased to have him choose Optima Health and Vitality Center as his environment in which to provide his unique form of health and healing for his clients.
What is Acupuncture
The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of "vital energy," "energetic balance" and "energetic imbalance." Just as the Western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this "vital energy" within its pathways, known as "meridians and channels".
The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these "meridians". Traditionally these areas or "acupoints" were stimulated by fine, slender needles. Today, many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated, including herbs, electricity, magnets and lasers. Still, the aim remains the same - adjust the "vital energy" so the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time. This helps your body heal itself.
Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system of healing known as Oriental Medicine. Oriental Medicine includes herbology, physical therapy, dietetics and special exercises (such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong), and is a complete medical system unto itself and is not another branch of modern Western medicine. Acupuncture evolved from principles and philosophies unique to Oriental thinking and Oriental Medicine, and is most effectively applied when done in accordance with those principles.
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For more information please visit Paul's website at www.paullinacupuncture.com