Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is a safe and effective holistic medicine backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is practiced worldwide both as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. Other modalities that maybe combined with your treatment are cupping, acupuncture injection therapy, moxibustion, tui na (massage) and gua sha.

Dr Marcela Bowie has been treating patients with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the Melbourne – Brevard, Florida since 2009.

Acupuncture • Cupping • Injection Therapy • Moxibustion • Tui Na (Massage) • Gua Sha (Scraping)

Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Commonly Treated Conditions

(If any are not listed, please contact us for a free phone consultation)
  • Asthma & Allergies
  • Side effects of Chemotherapy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dizziness & Vertigo
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Arthritis, Tendonitis, & Joint pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrom
  • Auto Injuries
  • Bladder and Kidney Infections
  • Cardiac Palpitations (Irregular Heartbeat)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Common Cold & Influenza
  • Degenerative Disk Disorders
  • Diet, Nutrition, & Weight Control
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Indigestion, Gas, Bloating, Constipation
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nausea
  • Neuropathy
  • MS
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pain
  • PMS & Menstrual Irregularity
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tension / Stress Syndromes
  • Tinnitus
  • Work Injuries

Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis™

From Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis™ (hereinafter “CCPD”) is a sophisticated system of diagnostics which relies on the subtleties of the sensations, qualities and structure of the radial artery at both wrists. Heavily steeped in ancient wisdom and classical pulse diagnosis dating back thousands of years, CCPD breaks out of the dogma of pulse systems that in many respects are not relevant to the present day and age. CCPD provides insight into the modern diseases and constitutional imbalances that affect modern man in an industrial world. CCPD, while having its roots in classical pulse systems, was significantly adapted by Dr. John H.F. Shen over the course of his long and well renowned career having seen hundreds of thousands of patients.

After an intensive apprenticeship with Dr. Shen over a period of 28 years, Dr. Leon Hammer took on the arduous task of codifying and continuing the evolution of this pulse system. The intricacies of CCPD are complex and require significant amounts of hands on training with a certified teacher to fully learn. Essentially, however, information is synthesized from the combinations of various qualities felt at the six principle pulse positions and the twenty two complementary positions, as well as the qualities perceived uniformly over the entire pulse and at each of the requisite depths. Integrating the information from these seemingly disparate parts, one is able to arrive at a complex diagnosis which prioritizes levels of imbalances of not just the symptomatic representations, but more importantly the root causes of disease. Incorporating concepts and clinical realities that have not been diagnosed by any diagnostic methods in Chinese medicine, CCPD is truly a treasure which can change the lives of patients. By incorporating a precise measure of a healthy balanced pulse, even the subtlest deviations from this norm can be detected, thus establishing its importance not only in treating disease, but also as a preventative medicine.

Dr Marcela Bowie is one of a few acupuncture physicians who have studied with Dr Hammer and practicing acupuncture in the Melbourne – Brevard, Florida area.

Your first visit acupuncture chinese medicine

Your First Visit

Your first visit will take about two hours. We will spend time talking about your symptoms, your medical history and anything that is relevant to you and your quality of life. Chinese Medicine looks at the body as a whole and not just its symptoms. We will take time to get to know you and then look at your tongue and palpate your pulse for a clear diagnosis. Other diagnostic tools may also be used such as palpating the pulse at certain acupuncture channels. If you have any relevant medical notes or tests, please bring them to your first visit. Treatment is usually begun on the first visit. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing to your first visit. Make sure that you have eaten prior to acupuncture and that you are not hungry for your treatment.