Traditional Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat a wide variety of conditions. The Chinese character seen above means "root cause," an important element of Chinese medicine. Though people often become devoted to Chinese medicine (sometimes referred to as Oriental or Eastern medicine) because they see dramatic improvement in their symptoms, the practitioner is always seeking to discover what is causing the symptoms, to treat the cause, and to prevent recurrences.

The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health recognize an extensive list of diseases and conditions as being receptive to acupuncture treatment, including:

  • Common cold

  • Headache and Migraine

  • Sciatica

  • Low back pain

  • Bronchial asthma

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea (incl. Nausea of pregnancy)

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • TMJ

  • Post-operative dental pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Sports Injuries

  • Fibromyalgia

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Though Chinese Medicine and acupuncture have been used for centuries in China and other countries, it is generally considered "alternative" in the United States. Happily, as more and more studies are proving that these therapies work, Western medicine is becoming receptive to them, and many hospitals and clinics have begun referring to modalities like acupuncture as "complimentary" medicine, rather than alternative medicine. Michael Waterhouse has been at the forefront of the movement to integrate Eastern and Western medicine. He was the first licensed acupunturist to have treating privileges in a major teaching hospital, and has done ground-breaking work at UCLA in the areas of Pediatric Pain Relief and Orthopedics.

Michael Waterhouse worked at the Rochford Clinic for over thirty years and is now working with the team of Physical Therapists at ADI Rehab. He focuses on general adult acupuncture and Chinese herbal care, with particular emphasis in the areas of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, women's medicine including pregnancy and fertility, digestive disorders and integrative cancer care. If you feel that Traditional Chinese Medicine may be of help to you, please feel free to contact him and he will be happy to discuss your questions with you….

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Michael Waterhouse has decades of training and experience. He puts you at ease, takes a complete medical history, listens and takes an interest in what you have to say, and follows up on your progress. He is compassionate and understanding.

D.T., Los Angeles

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