Kwan Yin Medicine: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Asheville, NC
Kwan Yin Medicine is a practice offering various modalities of treatment centered around Oriental Medicine: acupuncture, cupping, moxa, essential oil treatments, and herbal and food therapy.
Who is Kwan Yin?
Kwan Yin is the name given to the Goddess of compassion. She is also presented sometimes as the female emanation of the Buddha. I have chosen her as the "patron" of my practice because illness and disease call for compassion for oneself and others. I see disease as a wake up call, one that stops us in our tracks and asks us to re-evaluate where we are and what we are doing.
Even a cold is such a wake up call: have we ignored signals, is our immune system depressed because of lack of rest, sleep or overdrive? Kwan Yin is a gentle figure of love and compassion; yet she is also a figure of wisdom and a guide to help us along the path of life, giving support to get us back on the right track.
I also chose compassion as a guiding principle for my practice, as I like to work in partnership with people, respecting their choices, bodies and decisions in terms of the type of care they choose, whether they want nutritional counseling, acupuncture or a combination of alternative and more conventional modalities.