Ancient Taoist Medicine

The practice of Ancient Taoist (pronounced dow-ist) Medicine began thousands of years ago to help people improve their health and wellbeing.  Ancient Taoist Medicine is based upon the natural expressions of life and the energetic foundations of the human body.  It is not based upon any geographic location or ideology and it does not conflict with any belief system or lifestyle.

Ancient Taoist Medicine has over five thousand years of clinical experience.  During that time our cultures and lifestyles have changed a great deal but life itself and the foundations of the human mind and body have not.  The practice of Ancient Taoist Medicine continually transforms and adapts to the changes of each new generation which allows you to benefit from fifty centuries of clinical experience in a way that is fresh, vibrant and relevant to your modern daily life.


Acupuncture is a branch of Ancient Taoist Medicine that uses very thin needles to work with acupuncture points in the surface of the body.  Acupuncture points are energetic functions that help balance the body’s internal systems and musculoskeletal structures in specific ways.  Acupuncture treatments are very relaxing and use a custom point prescription for each visit based upon your specific needs that day.

Acupuncture is used for a wide variety of symptoms and conditions and can be safely and effectively used for all of the conditions listed on the welcome page.


Medical Qi Gong

Qi gong (pronounced chee-gong) is a branch of Ancient Taoist Medicine that improves health and wellbeing by gently circulating and transforming the body’s internal energies. This is achieved by allowing the mind and body to enter a relaxed meditative state through gentle movement, standing or sitting.  The two fundamental types of qi gong are medical qi gong and personal qi gong.

Medical qi gong
Medical qi gong is a form of treatment used in the clinic.  Medical qi gong treatments assist your body’s natural ability to reach a relaxed and meditative state and supports your body in transforming and refining your internal energies.  This benefits your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.  Medical qi gong treatments are very relaxing and are used for all of the conditions listed on the welcome page.

Personal qi gong
Personal qi gong is practiced at home to restore health and wellbeing and further enhance treatments received in the clinic.  The personal qi gong shown to patients at Rising Phoenix are gentle movements that take only 15 minutes to practice at home.  As your practice at home becomes more consistent and relaxed you gain ever-increasing health and wellness benefits.

Custom Medical Herbology

Custom medical herbology is a branch of Ancient Taoist Medicine that uses the natural properties of plants combined in very specific ways to improve your health and wellbeing.  Custom medical herbology begins with a comprehensive understanding of your specific needs.  A custom herb formula is then created using specific herbs and dosages.  All formulas are made in the clinic’s herb pharmacy and can be taken each day in the form of powder, capsules or a tea made from cooking raw herbs.  Custom medical herbology is very effective and can be safely used for all of the conditions listed on the welcome page.

Custom herb formulas can be used as an independent treatment or combined with other forms of treatment in the clinic.  The most effective benefit is gained by having acupuncture or medical qi gong treatments in the clinic combined with the daily support of a custom herb formula and personal qi gong at home.