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Brief Guide to Oriental Medicine

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you going through cancer treatment? Suffer from headaches or migraines? Interested in a different approach to your healthcare? Considering oriental medicine in Clearwater, Florida? At Dawn Potter Acupuncture we proudly offer a range of oriental medicine for our patients. Oriental medicine has been used throughout history and various studies have found it to be effective in treating a wide range of ailments.

About Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine has been used over thousands of years, evolving as time has gone on. Oriental medicine practitioners use a wide range of body and mind practices (such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, manual therapies, nutrition, and more) to address a wide range of health ailments and diseases.


Acupuncture is a form of oriental medicine that uses fine, sterile, one-time-use needles that are inserted into specific points around the body. Doing so regulates the flow of energy in the body, allowing the mind and body to re-balance and heal.

Nutrition Guidance

We’ve all heard “you are what you eat” and it couldn’t’ be more true. Nutritional guidance is another form of oriental medicine that focuses on the diet of a patient. When it comes to nutrition, having a healthy diet can provide the energy and nourishment your body needs to sustain and heal itself. Dawn Potter will work with you on your dietary needs to ensure your body has what it needs to function best.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been around for thousands of years and utilizes substances derived from mineral, animal, and even plant sources. These herbs can come in the form of tea, soup, extracts, tablets, lotions, creams, and more.

Manual Therapies

Manual therapies are another form of oriental medicine that can be used to heal the body. These therapies include massage, cupping, gua sha and moxabustion. These therapies improve circulation and can speed up healing.

Schedule Oriental Medicine in Clearwater Today

Ready to schedule Clearwater oriental medicine? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’d be delighted to provide a consultation and get you added to our schedule for an appointment.

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