Licensed acupuncturist Shelly Tsai is highly trained in both Western and Eastern modalities, including acupressure, herbal therapy and martial arts. She says she loves practicing the art of healing by collecting energy in the universe and using it to heal herself and her patients, while teaching them to also heal themselves.
“Patients wonder how I can effectively treat so many conditions. Honestly, some issues do respond more than others, as some people respond more than others,” Shelley says. “My job is to make the body unbreakable by increasing the strength of the weaker body organs and extracting more energy for the body to heal itself.”
Shelley explains that in traditional Oriental medicine belief, health is determined by the quantity or quality of the body’s "qi," or life force energy. “Every physical malady boils down to an energetic imbalance,” she says. “So in a way it’s egotistical of me to say I "treat" or "heal." What I do is collect the universal energy that encourages the body to return to its natural state of balance.”
According to each of her client's individual blockages and constitutions, Shelley also prescribes herbal medicine and makes nutritional recommendations that can help reverse conditions such as severe pain, fatigue, headaches, colds, infertility, indigestion, allergies, asthma and other chronic health problems. “Healing is an art, and every single case must find its own way to be healed. Each person's body is different, and it requires a different way to be treated,” Shelley says. “In order to maintain a healthy body, training and practice must become daily habits.”
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Tein Medical Center, Taiwan, 1976