Nourishing Vitality, Restoring Balance
Located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Jade Wellness Center is the home of the East Asian medicine practice of Cindy Micleu. With extensive training in both the U.S. and China (PRC), she brings over 35 years of experience in Chinese medicine to patient care and has been teaching students of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for 30 years. For questions or to schedule a consultation and receive a Chinese herb formulation please feel free to reach out by phone or email.
East Asian medicine recognizes that the body has an innate natural tendency to move towards healing. This ability to heal is encouraged by nourishing deficiencies and opening blockages. Supporting healing supports transformation. It is an honor to bring the deep wisdom traditions of Chinese medicine to assist patients in their healing process, nourishing vitality and restoring balance in a way that aligns with nature and the health of mind, body, spirit.
Chinese herbal medicine is based on the concepts of yin, yang, qi, and blood and the many ways the fundamental balance of these vital substances can become imbalanced. Treatment addresses an individual's broad constitutional tendency as well as the primary health complaint and unique symptom pattern of the patient. While herbs each have their own complex pharmacological "signature", the synergy of combinations of herbs is an important key for effective treatment.
Both men and women go through key times of transition in their lives when supporting reproductive and hormonal health is helpful. For women, this may be in preparation for conception and pregnancy, or navigating the postpartum period. Changes at menarche or menopause can offer a window to make improvements in future health. Likewise, men may also need support for successful conception to occur or in order to stay healthy and vital with aging.
In traditional Chinese medicine, good digestive function is referred to as having a healthy "middle burner". The ability to process and use the food we eat is dependent on strong digestive "fire". Problems with digestion have wide implications for health, therefore optimizing this system is a strong focus in Chinese medicine. A healthy gut strongly influences optimal health, vitality, immunity, resistance to disease, and emotional well being.
Chinese herbal medicine offers effective treatment for many acute and chronic skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, urticaria and more. Both internal and external herbal preparations are used to resolve inflammatory skin conditions by treating the underlying causes, not only symptom control. Chinese medicine treatment may offer an alternative or adjunct to conventional therapies such as steroid creams that typically cause problematic side effects.
While mushrooms have been used for thousands of years for their adaptogenic and health promoting effects, more recently modern research has identified and studied the constituents responsible for the medicinal activity. There is an abundance of evidence for the anticancer, immune protective, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective properties of mushrooms such as Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail), and Cordyceps sinensis.
Here you will find a sampling of research articles and abstracts showing the effectiveness of acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment for a variety of conditions. Also listed are links, and resources on such topics as fertility and pregnancy, pediatrics, nutrition, environmental health, Chinese herbs, and Taoist philosophy. For health care students and professionals, we offer some suggestions of our favorite books, articles, research and translations.
East Asian Medicine
Over 100 professional articles from the Jade Institute are archived here, featuring writings from a variety of well known Chinese and Japanese medicine practitioners sharing their thoughts and experience on acupuncture, herbal medicine, case histories, dietary perspectives, East Asian philosophy, and more. The mission of the Jade Institute is to promote professional education through classes and the sharing of ideas and information.