During the first visit, which can take up to 90 minutes, Jaime does an in-depth intake of the patient where he tries to understand not only the symptoms, but also what might be the root of the problem. By understanding the emotional state of the patient, the eating and exercise habits, the onset of the symptoms, and how the symptoms might change, Jaime begins to weave a Pattern. From this Pattern, a Chinese medical diagnosis is made. Once a diagnosis is achieved, a treatment plan is implemented. Depending on the severity of the symptom, a treatment plan might include: to treat the root of the problem first and then the symptom (if it is still there), treat the symptom first and then the root, or treat the symptom and the root at the same time.
The treatment usually involves acupuncture and Chinese herbs. However, electro-acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, and other modalities are sometimes incorporated during a treatment. Subsequent visits take about 1 hour, where a quicker intake is done, determining what has changed since the last treatment and if the current treatment plan is still applicable.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) also known simply as Chinese medicine or traditional Oriental medicine, is the name commonly given to a range of traditional medical practices used in China that have developed over the course of several thousand years of history...see more
With the emergence of the virus causing the disease COVID19, there is an urgency to expand the use of technology to help people who need routine care. TCM is very well positioned to offer its patients continue support while they comfortably and safely rest at home...see more
Chuck Everad, Eugene OR.
Without a doubt the most well known techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is acupuncture. Although, the term acupuncture in the west has almost become a synonym for Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is only one of the many techniques under the TCM umbrella...see more
Herbal medicine, one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - Acupuncture, Qi Gong, Tui Na and Nutrition being the other four - is considered by many TCM practitioners a key component of every treatment...see more
Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice where a cup is placed on the patient's skin. The pressure in the cup is removed, using different methods, creating a vacuum allowing the skin and superficial muscle layer to be drawn into the cup. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view, this "pulling" effect on the skin stimulates the...see more
Moxibustion is an ancient Eastern tradition of heat therapy that is as old as acupuncture. In fact, the term acupuncture in Chinese is formed by two words; "Zhen Jiu". The word "zhen" means needle and the word "jiu" means moxibustion...see more
Aroma Acupoint Therapy is a gentle, completely safe and yet effective treatment modality that utilizes the energy of pure essential oils. The treatment involves placing a drop of a particular oil on one or more acupunture poins...see more
Electro-Acupuncture is perhaps the most modern technique used in acupuncture today, and is now widely used by acupuncturists throughout the world. This technique is very similar to regular acupuncture...see more
The curing plate, the key component for a TDP lamp, is coated with a proprietary mineral formulation consisting of 33 elements essential to the human body. When the curing plate is heated to a certain temperature, it emits unique Bio-spectrum electromagnetic waves...see more
The technique is used whenever there is pain, either acute or chronic. Some practitioners of TCM prefer Gua Sha over any other technique when there is aching, tenderness and/or a knotty feeling in the muscles. Gua Sha moves stagnant Qi and Blood, ...see more
This is a simple and effective treatment using a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol consisting of 5 points. This treatment protocol has been used for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and emotional trauma, as well as for insomnia and stress. ...see more
Tamara Diaghilev, Eugene OR.
"Jaime is a compassionate healer whose ability to listen well guides the effectiveness of his treatments."
Unsigned, Eugene OR.
Stacy Vynne, Eugene OR.
"Jaime DeGuzman offered to work on my back in December of 2007. I had a steadily deteriorating condition which caused my lower back to go out, causing considerable pain and immobility. With only 1 one-hour treatment, the condition was cured. It has now been 6 months without recurrence. I highly recommend Jaime's skills with acupuncture.”
Michael Deranja, Nevada City CA.