Our Philosophy

OUR STAFF

We use a unique approach that combines an expert understanding of both Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions. Our techniques promote holistic health, regulate the body's homeostasis, and strengthen and redistribute the vital energy of an individual. At Yin-Yang Balance Wellness Center, we acknowledge both the strengths and the weaknesses of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our understanding of both Western and Chinese medicine allows us to ensure that all 

Li Zhao Gaudet

M.D. (China),  L.Ac.

Li Zhao was trained both in Western medicine and Chinese medicine. She spent about 18 years as a medical doctor in China and is now a Licensed Acupuncturist in NH.

OUR FACILITIES

Our facilities are newly renovated and carefully designed to reflect the philosophy behind Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each treatment room reflects the colors and sounds of the different energies recognized by Chinese philosophy.

patients are provided with the best quality healthcare.


Traditional Chinese Medicine 

In the traditional Chinese philosophy around which all of the medicine is centered, the balance of Yin and Yang is vital. In this concept of balance, Yin and Yang stand for the complementary opposites in all things. Yin is the darker side of this pair, associated with decrease, cold, inactivity, and rest, while Yang represents light, brightness, motion, and excitement. When there is harmony between Yin and Yang, people are healthy

However, Yin and Yang is only the simplest level of thinking in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Beyond Yin and Yang exists a complex system that accounts for the body’s processes and organs. Metal, wood, water, fire, and earth are the five elements of the Chinese philosophy. Each one corresponds to different energies. Metal energy is said to be vital to the lungs. Wood energy corresponds to the liver. Water energy is said to help the kidneys. Fire in Chinese philosophy is very important to the heart, while earth corresponds to the stomach. Each energy also corresponds to flavors: bitter is the flavor of fire, earth is sweet, metal is hot, water is salty, and wood is sour.  In this system, the five elements work together just as all organs must work together, and the elements must be in balance just as the flavors must be in balance in a healthy diet.

The goal of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to regulate the flow of Qi and ensure that Yin and Yang are in balance, as well as the energies of the five elements. Acupuncture accomplishes this by placing needles at various points on the body to restore the flow of Qi, which allows balance to return to Yin and Yang.