Finally, Houston has an acupuncture clinic that perfectly blends both the art of Eastern Medicine with traditional Western Medicine.
Dr. David Cherian
Dr. Cherian is a board certified Family Medicine physician practicing in Houston, TX since 2012. He attended the University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine where he completed his Doctor of Medicine in 2011. He also completed a specialty training in Family Medicine at Houston Methodist Baytown Family Medicine residency. He attended the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where he completed the Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine degree. Dr. Cherian uses his expertise as an acupuncturist to treat patient with numerous varying disease conditions.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is a principle of health and disease and treatment dating back over 2 millennia. It’s built on an understanding of Qi, Yin and Yang and the normal flow of energy throughout the body and organ systems. It can be used to understand how diseases are formed based on disturbances to the natural flow of energy throughout the body and how to restore the proper balance using acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting sterile needles into the skin and subcutaneous tissue to stimulate the Qi meridians of the body. It is a medical therapeutic practice that was developed in China over 2000 years ago and continues to this day.
Many common diseases and conditions can be treated with acupuncture. Many common ailments are caused by imbalances in the Qi flow in the body. Acupuncture can help to restore our natural balance of the Qi flow.
Both Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture developed around the same time and support each other. They are both built on the principles of Chinese medicine and support one another in helping to restore health. Dr. Cherian recommends using both acupuncture and herbal medicine to achieve the best results.
Herbal products have been used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. Although any substance if used inappropriately can cause harm to our bodies, there is a large consensus on how to appropriately prescribe Chinese herbs. It’s important to seek out a qualified practitioner like Dr. Cherian who is certified in Oriental Medicine and well-studied on how to use Chinese herbal medicine.