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Patient’s Testimonial

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I had spasmodic torticollis which made it impossible to straighten my neck and sciatica. The only option available for the torticollis was EMG tests (to define muscle groups) and Botox injections every 3 months (both were very painful). Then at RGH pain management they referred me to Paul Rooney. Not only is the treatment painless, but also effective. The therapy is not immediate but well worthwhile. Paul Rooney’s treatment is truly a blessing.



The term Traditional Oriental Medicine stands for all the forms herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise and nutritional strategies that originated in Asia. These therapies are becoming increasingly popular in the West due to their effectiveness, preventive qualities, and lack of adverse side-effects. Different modalities fall under the term Traditional Oriental Medicine. The most prominent are TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Kampo/Meridian Therapy (Japanese traditional herbal and acupuncture medicine) and their components of moxibustion, tai qi, and qi gong (breathing exercises).

Traditional Oriental Medicine is an ancient method of healing. It developed over thousands of years as part of Oriental Medicine. China, thanks to its early system of writing, produced a good record of the different classical approaches to acupuncture. The Chinese equivalent of the Hippocratic corpus — Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor — was compiled by unknown authors between 300 and 100 B.C.E. It effectively treats a wide variety of health problems as it uses both the mind’s and the body’s healing response. It is based on the principal that health depends on the balanced functioning of the body’s energy – Qi (pronounced chee).

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