Acupuncture is part of a holistic system of East Asian medicine that restores proper physiological function and health by improving the circulation of nutrients, substances, and energy called Qi (chee) found in a network of “channels” or “meridians.” This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing balance, regulation, and coordination of physiological processes.

Herbal Medicine has been utilized for centuries in health care and healing to reestablish cellular and organ function. As cultures grew and climates changed original formulas were modified according to the current population’s health concerns. This continued evolution has ensured effectiveness today. Of the thousands of herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica about 300 are commonly used. Ingredients may include flowers, leaves, stems, roots, and some animal and mineral sources.

Tuina (sounds like “twee-nah”) is a type of Chinese clinical manual therapy that incorporates a detailed assessment, rhythmic movement, the use of acu-points, stretching, passive range of motion, herbs and liniments. It can be invigorating to treat most pain and orthopedic conditions or soothing enough to melt stress away. Tuina provides an increase in self-awareness, promotes relaxation, stimulates the immune system, and assists in the healing process. Tuina is typically administered while you are wearing comfortable clothes.

Cupping and Gua Sha
Cupping and Gua Sha are methods that incorporate the use of tools to provide balance and comfort to a stressed system. Muscles become more pliable and the body and mind are more at peace with each other.

East Asian Medicine has many benefits:

  • Athletes benefit from muscle and joint pain relief, ease of stress and anxiety and improved circulation and healing.
  • Allergies / Immune Support
  • Digestive Concerns / Weight Loss
  • Pain Management
  • Men’s/ Women’s Health
  • Mind/ Body Support
  • Stress Relief

Initial treatments focus on your main/ specific symptoms. Once they are relieved a greater focus is placed on the root cause of your condition. After, a maintenance period will continue to optimize your health.


For more info about how holistic living through Acupuncture, East Asian Medicine, Exercise and Nutrition can help optimize your health, contact Dr. George Tabares L.Ac. at 619.723.6705 or George@TabaresActiveHealth.com


“I went to the chiropractor a few days after my last acupuncture & Tui Na session with you, and he noticed that most of my chronic complaints were resolved & my alignment was way better than usual. He asked if I got any bodywork over the wkd & I said yes. He smiled & said, “Whoever worked on you, you’d better go back and see them again!” Yay…”

Lisa T.

“My first experience with acupuncture was a winner! It was so relaxing and George was so great with explaining everything! You could see the passion in his work. I will be back!”

Stacey M.