Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) is a 3000 plus year old medical system, which uses a wide variety of modalities, based on the theory Yin and Yang (dual opposites) and Qi (bio-energy). Qi is the motive force that underlies structure and function. When the flow of Qi through discrete pathways (channels/meridians) are blocked or impeded due to endogenous (the emotions) factors and exogenous (environmental) factors, disease and or dysfunction manifests. AOM utilizes a variety of modalities to restore balance and optimal flow to promote health and well-being. The modalities of AOM include but not limited to the following:
• Acupuncture (with electro-stimulation)
• Moxibustion
• Chinese Herbal Medicine
• Bodywork (Tuina, Amma, Shiatsu):
• Oriental Massage
• Soft and structure
• Qi Gong (Qi Work)
• Cupping
• Gua Sha (Therapeutic Scraping)
• Low-level laser therapy
• Thermal and Cryotherapy
• Feng-Shui (Wind-Water)
• Nutrition Counseling
• Life-style Counseling


Other treatment modalities such as Moxibustion (burning of mugwort on acupoints), Cupping, Gua Sha (scraping), Qi Gong, soft tissue manipulation , life style counseling, low level laser stimulation and Electrical Stimulation are often used in conjunction with acupuncture to regulate Qi.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) has publicly announced that Acupuncture is suitable for treating the following:
Ear, nose, and throat disorders:
• Allergies
• Sinusitis
• Ear Infections
• Sore Throat
Respiratory disorders:
• Asthma
• Colds and Flus
• Chronic Cough
Gastrointestinal disorders:
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Acid Reflux
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Dysbiosis
• Leaky Gut Syndrome
Eye disorders:
• Poor Vision
Neurological and muscular disorders:
• Stroke
• Neuropathies
• Radiculopathies
• Neck Pain
• Back Pain
• Whiplash Syndrome
• TMJ Syndromes
• Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
• Neurodegenerative Diseases
• Muscle Strains and Sprains
• Headache
• Migraine
Myofascial Pain Syndromes:
• Fibromyalgia
• Myositis
• Repetitive Strain Injuries (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)


Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is actually the main treatment modality within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). When practiced as a part of (TCM) CHM is based on individualized pattern of disharmonies as well as disease diagnosis. Consequently, the client receives a custom written herbal formula designed to treat both the symptom of disease and their associated pattern. However, in a fair amount of cases "Patent Chinese Formulas" or pre-prepared formulas are used.



Shim Sin Bup (Mind-Body Integration) is a personal synthesis of various styles of bodywork developed by Ian A. Cyrus. These styles includes but not limited to Zen Shiatsu, Shiatsu Shin Tai, Sei Tai, So Tai, Qi Gong, and Tuina. Shim Sin Bup is also a complete oriental medical system, which uses various acupressure and manual manipulations to promote energetic balance and well being.



N.A.E.T is a specific protocol for reducing or eliminating allergies. N.A.E.T. combines Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, and Acupressure to stimulate the immune system and re-educate the nervous system. It is estimated that each person has at least 20 allergies, which diminishes one quality of life. Sensitivity to allergen can include pollen, grass, weeds, fabrics, chemicals, and wide variety of food items. An allergen is any substance that causes the manifestation of allergy. N.A.E.T. may be able to reduce one's sensitivity to an allergen or completely eliminate it. These books may be purchased from Barnes and Noble or Borders book stores.