John Aguilar, Jr, DAOM, EAMP, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Practitioner, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Seattle, WA
Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer, Arizona School of AOM
Adjunct/Clinical Faculty, Bastyr University
Graduate student, Asian Languages and Literature, Univ of WA
The full range of Chinese medical therapeutics is offered, from
acupuncture, herbal medicine, and diet therapy, to movement
and meditation. Additionally, due to the rich philosophical
tradition of Chinese medicine lifestyle counseling is also
possible where habits, behaviors, and the mental/emotional
aspects of illness are addressed. To get the most you can from
what Chinese medicine has to offer, it is strongly suggested
you receive exercise and meditation instruction along side
regular acupuncture treatments.
Traditionally, meditation was the cornerstone of maintaining
health. Along with daily gentle exercise routines and a proper
diet health could be maximized and most illness prevented.
More "aggressive" therapies such as acupuncture and herbal medicine were only needed when daily health practices faltered and disease was allowed to settle into the body.
In keeping with tradition, the highest therapeutic goal is not merely to eradicate disease with acupuncture, but address the underlying causes found in habits, behaviors, and thought processes, and then establish a daily practice of meditation and movement for disease prevention and the maximizing of life's potential.
Acupuncture therapy (including moxabustion)
Chinese herbal medicine
Exercise therapy (creating individualized,
therapeutic regimens incorporating yoga,
qi gong, and Taiji quan, aka Taichi Chuan)
Chinese medical counseling