Many Disciplines. One Patient

In the spirit of Oriental Medicine, a primary goal of Mariryan Heschmeyer, D.O.M. is to provide her patients with a broader understanding of health and more lasting sense of well-being. Instead of the traditional disease-centered focus of conventional medicine, TCM applies a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than simply his symptoms.

We combine the discipline of modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing and take advantage of the knowledge of several disciplines. What this means is that patient and provider work together to develop an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic plan that will best address the whole patient.

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Acupuncture uses the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body surface in order to regulate the flow of Chi. By stimulating these points, energy can be directed to or away from deficient or excessive organ, stagnant energy can be released and yin and yang then rebalanced.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbal medicine can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own. These natural herbs are remarkable on their ability to promote healing. Unlike western medications which tend to mask symptoms rather than heal, Chinese herbs address both acute symptoms in the patients underlying state of health. Because each formula is tailored to individual needs, they are free from unwanted side effects.


Cupping is a method of relieving local congestion by applying a partial vacuum that is created by a glass cup using heat. This technique relieves pain and discomfort caused by the congestion and blood, mucus, or toxins. Cupping helps to improve local circulation and draw toxins out of the skin and out to the pores. It can be effective for a wide range of ailments.


Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which the dried herbs “mugwort” is burned near the surface of the skin in order to stimulate specific acupuncture points into trigger natural healing responses in the body. The burning of Mike’s expels called and wants the meridians which leads to smoother flow of blood and Qi. The herb has a strong effect on the circulation of blood and on the immune system that can be measured in clinical studies.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a healing technique that involves palpitation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured in strokes by a round edged instrument. The resulting appearance of small red petechiae called “sha”, that will fade into 2 or 3 days. Raising sha removes blood stagnation promoting normal circulation metabolic processes giving relief to pain and stiffness.

Dry Needling

Also known as trigger point therapy. By inserting needles into the muscle and often into the fascia with manipulation allowing for immediate relief of tightness and spasm.

Food Therapy & Nutrition

Through therapy is a practice of healing using natural foods instead of medicines. Different kinds of foods can be used as treatments for various ailments. Before suggesting therapeutic diet, there are many factors to consider. The patient’s constitution, the nature of the patient’s illness and type of syndrome even the seasons and climate. The proper diet for the patient is based on all of these factors, not just upon the disease along.


Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

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