Dr. Aimee Quin, DACM, LAc has been practicing Chinese medicine for almost a decade and sees patients at the West Berkeley Wellness Center in Berkeley, California. She provides compassionate, attentive care and treats pain, heavy metal toxicity, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, infertility, womenʼs health, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, allergies, and more. She completed her doctorate at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a leading Chinese medical school in the country. She is currently studying functional medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine, the preeminent training program for functional and integrative medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Pre-Medicine at UC Davis and is delighted to reinvigorate her love of science through the study of Functional Medicine, as well as integrate Eastern and Western medicine.
Dr. Quin has been a licensed health care practitioner since 1998 and has been serving Bay Area residents since 1999. Her deep commitment to providing the very best for her patients fuels her habit of continually expanding her knowledge base. She attended Zhejiang University in Hangzhou China, is a trained doula, and studied toxic metal elimination with Dr. Chris Shade of Quicksilver Scientific. She extends her boundless gratitude to Dr. Robert Levine for showing her how to bring compassion, humor, and intelligence into every treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
As the fastest growing health care system in the world today, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of medicine based on thousands of years of knowledge and understanding of how to restore and maintain wellness. Chinese Medicine can have beneﬁcial effects in the treatment of virtually any disorder. It utilizes several powerful modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, massage, moxibustion, and cupping. Each patient receives a highly individualized treatment based on speciﬁc patterns of disharmony that are revealed by the health history and pulse and tongue diagnosis. Chinese Medicine can even detect and treat illness before it manifests into symptoms. Chinese Medicine is accepted around the globe as a safe, effective, and holistic medical system.
By inserting hair-thin needles into speciﬁc points on the body, acupuncture can very effectively reduce or eliminate pain and inﬂammation, as well as treat internal disease. Often, points are not chosen based on symptoms, but rather based on the diagnosis or pattern that is discovered after collecting many details regarding the patientʼs health. It is because of this that acupuncture is so effective – it treats the underlying cause of disease for each individual rather than chase symptoms. Two patients with the same illness or symptom usually have completely different imbalances and thus will have completely different acupuncture treatments.
Herbal medicine is based on over 4,000 years of knowledge passed down from generations of healers. It is the oldest, continually practiced professional medicine. Prescriptions are based on your individualized pattern and disease diagnosis. Your pattern is made up of signs, symptoms, emotions, and overall body composition. The herbal prescription is designed to target the individual pattern as well as the symptom or disease. An herbal medicine prescription may include up to 16 different herbs. Herbal medicine is a complete system, containing physical, biological, and chemical properties.