Abode of Peace
is a Classical Chinese Medicine clinic with an emphasis on the traditional
modalities of healing which include Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Qi
Gong. Chinese Medicine recognizes emotional and spiritual harmony to be as important
as physical balance in achieving and maintaining health and therefore, lifestyle
modification and spiritual counseling also form a crucial part of the treatment.
Unfortunately, most modern
(post-communist) practitioners of Chinese Medicine in the U.S. and China ignore
these crucial aspects of the Medicine and oftentimes prescribe herbs and acupuncture
to alleviate symptoms rather than addressing causes. True to their materialistic
paradigm of thinking, many modern practitioners don’t believe in the spiritual
aspects of the Medicine and would prefer to keep the diagnosis and treatments
limited to purely physical causes.
Mind and Spirit,
The forgotten aspect of healing
In contrast, Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) emphasizes mind
and Spirit to be equally if not more important in achieving and maintaining optimal
health, since there would be no life in the body without the breath of Spirit. CCM views
each person as a unique individual that needs unique treatments based on their
individual body type and mental/spiritual temperament. There are no pre-formulated
treatment protocols or herbal prescriptions. Therefore, five different individuals with
the same physical complaint may receive five different treatments and vice versa, people
with very different physical symptoms may receive the same treatment. As the ancient
Chinese medical saying goes: “Same disease different treatment, different disease same
Classical Chinese Medicine uses a variety of different modalities based on the type of
disease/disharmony, age and practicality. Some of the most common modalities include:
One of the most commonly known modality of Chinese
Medicine, it uses extremely fine sterilized one-time use needles in various parts of
the body to stimulate and balance the Qi (energy) and blood circulation of the
The use of natural herbs to boost weakness, clear toxins
and balance the energy, blood and fluids in the body.
In Chinese Medicine each food is classified according to
its energy, temperature and affinity for specific organ/tissues in the body.
Therefore, Chinese Medical nutritional therapy helps each body type find its balance
based on its particular strengths and weaknesses.
The use of pure essential oils of herbs and flowers
topically to boost organs or balance disharmonies.
The use of Moxa, a special herb traditionally burned in
proximity to the body or on acupuncture points to warm and improve circulation or
organ function by its penetrating heat and aroma.
The use of suction cups in various parts of the body (most
commonly the back), to pull out toxins or regulate the energy flow.
Psychosomatic exercises similar to Yoga that target energy
flow into specific organs and meridians of the body through the joint use of
movement, breath and concentration.
Visualization and concentration on specific acupuncture
points or energy channels to enhance circulation and strength in the body.
Classical Chinese Medicine is helpful in
treating most chronic conditions and also certain acute ones not requiring surgery or
life-saving machines. Some of the common ones include:
- Adrenal Exhaustion
- Anxiety/Bipolar Disorders
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Back Pain
- Bladder Infection
- Cardiovascular Disorders
- Candida/yeast infection
- Chronic Fatigue
- Digestive Disorders/ ulcers/Irritable Bowel/Colitis
- Ear Infection
- Emotional Imbalance/instability
- Gynecological Disorders
- High Cholesterol
- Immune System Disorders
- Joint Aches/weakness
- Kidney Stones/Failure
- Liver Enzymes/Disorders
- Memory Loss
- Neck/Spine problems
- Prostate problems
- Sexual Disorders/Impotence
- Skin Disorders
- Thyroid Disorders
- Weight Loss/Management
Dr. Payam’s interest in healing and
Eastern Medicine began early in life with his exposure to the mystics and healers of the
middle east. He started the practice of Chinese Martial Arts at the age of ten and by
seventeen had committed to a daily practice of meditation and Qi Gong. His first experience
of energy channels and healing came through his spiritual practice rather than acupuncture
and that led him to an in-depth study of the world’s spiritual traditions and their
commonalities. When it was time for him to choose a career, Classical Chinese Medicine
seemed to fulfill both his spiritual hunger and his need to help others in a tangible way.
His intense interest in the subject made him the Valedictorian of his class at Emperor’s
College of Oriental Medicine, one of the best Accredited Chinese Medical schools in the
However, the modern (post-communist)
interpretation of Chinese Medicine that is taught in schools here in the U.S. and China left
him dissatisfied academically and spiritually, so he began to search for someone from whom
he could learn the original Classical Chinese Medicine. After studying with some of the
Senior Teachers in the field including Dr. Shen, Dr. Tan, Master Tong and Master Ni he found
Jeffrey Yuen the 88th generation Taoist Priest of the Jade Purity School whose personal
training started from childhood in ancient Classical Chinese Medicine and has been a
lifelong scholar of all schools of Chinese Medicine in the long history of China. Studying
with him for over fifteen years has enabled Dr. Payam to practice Chinese Medicine the way
it was traditionally meant to be practiced, integrating body, mind and Spirit.
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