About Piedmont Acupuncture

PAOM was founded in 1997 in Seattle and transplanted to the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina in 1999. Our mission is to help anyone suffering find relief and increased well-being using the time tested medical principles of ancient China and to preserve and disseminate this healing wisdom to our community and the world.

While we are experienced with the Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of health concerns, we are especially experienced with and interested in working with acute and chronic pain, women's health & infertility support, digestive disorders, mood disorders, and cancer support. 

We attempt a treatment approach which balances more modern science-based techniques with classical Chinese medicine, which has its roots in the Classical Era of Chinese history (Han dynasty and prior). The "old ways" view the human being as a microcosm of the universe, and therefore the health of the planet is inseparable from our own. In keeping to these highest precepts, we seek to understand physiology in an ecological fashion, and to honor the roots of these insights by the observation and protection of natural rhythms. We believe that the power of Chinese Medicine lies in its ability to understand patients of all backgrounds and ages as a whole person and recognize the intricate relationships at work in each human being, and are dedicated to each and every patient as a unique individual.

We are strongly influenced by the stream within Chinese medicine called 養 生 (“Yang Sheng”), whose strongest historical proponent was the famous master Sun Si Miao. “Yang” (養) means to nurture, to nourish, to care for;“Sheng” (生 ) means life or living.  “Yang Sheng” refers to a large body of self care and self cultivation practices that “Nourish Life” and “Nurture the Living.” These include dietary modifications, breathing exercises, movement and exercise recommendations, and mindful awareness techniques.  A real strength of Chinese medicine is its focus on cultivating health and harmony, rather than just focusing on a particular disease state. Rather than treating disease, the focus is on maintaining balance through an awareness of our connection to nature, to our own bodies, and to Spirit. We may have a disease, but we are not that.

A primary professional goal is to help better integrate Chinese Medicine into the dominant medical system, thereby making it more available to more patients who will benefit from its use.

For more detailed information regarding the traditional treatment modalities see the Clinical Practice page.

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Piedmont Acupuncture + Oriental Medicine 1415 West First Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101  336.777.0037

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