Traditional Chinese Medicine | Billings, MT

Restore To Health has been a leader in non-needle, pain free acu point stimulation. Dr. Jenkins has been using Micro-current Electro Acu Point Stimulation since 1991 to successfully treat many physical pain symptoms including arthritis, back Pain, fibromyalgia, foot pain, hamstring injury, knee pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, spinal disk problems, shoulder pain, sports injuries and more. Micro-current Electro Acu Point Stimulation will also help patients who may be suffering from emotional issues including anxiety, addictions, attention deficit, depression, eating disorders, compulsiveness, apathy and more. Micro-current Electro Acu Point Stimulation takes less time to administer and eliminates any concern for transmission of infection since it doesn’t pierce the skin. Dr. Jenkins quit practicing needle acupuncture in 1991 when this new technology was introduced to health care providers such as chiropractors, medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, as well as traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.

When pain is an immediate problem, acu point stimulation is the best treatment to start rehabilitating the root cause of the problem right away. It has been proven through historical research & clinical experience, that the micro-current level (one millionth of an amp), matches the bio electromagnetic life force energy in the body called Chi. This micro-current is accepted into the cells of the human body. At the very basic cellular levels these micro-currents activate changes required to get begin healing the area, whether it is a chronic pain or acute pain.

When an injury occurs there follows a lack of energy at the cellular level in the injured area. Cellular healing depends solely on energy. Inflammation and muscular spasms serve to protect injuries or weak areas of the body and will compromise the amount of blood circulations and nutrients flowing to the area. Micro-currents through Electro acu point stimulation provides a burst of electrical activity and energy in the cell which speeds up the healing process considerably.

History of Acupuncture/ Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Meridian Therapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine has existed for thousands of years in the Orient but is a fairly new healing system to most Westerners. It was in 1973 when most Westerners were introduced to acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine. An American columnist named James Reston, who was traveling with President Nixon’s White House press corps as they accompanied President Nixon on his visit to China in 1973, became ill while in China. He received acupuncture treatments and wrote about this unique and profound healing system in his publication.

Acupuncture is not based upon any theology. According to Webster’s dictionary theology is the study of religious faith, practice, and experience, especially the study of God and of God’s relation to the world. Acupuncture is based upon a philosophy. According to Webster’s dictionary philosophy is a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. For thousands of years the theory of acupuncture has been that all living things have an electromagnetic energy system, and if you keep this electromagnetic energy system, vibrant, healthy, and in balance you will have good health and longevity. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s advances in scientific technology validated the existence of this electromagnetic energy system in the human body.

French Jesuit missionaries traveling through China in the 17th century observed Chinese doctors plunging needles into patients to produce healing effects. They coined the name, acupuncture, from the Latin words “acus” for needle and “pungo” to puncture. The missionaries didn’t realize that acupuncture was only one aspect of the whole healing system of traditional Chinese medicine. A more accurate name for the healing art they observed is “Meridian therapy” which is descriptive of the rationale of the therapy, while acupuncture is just one method of administering acu point stimulation. Other methods include acupressure, electrical micro current stimulation, massage, heat application, cold application, laser stimulation, vacuum cupping, moxa, ultrasound, chi kung, and tai chi. The purpose of administering any of these therapies was to balance the flow of the electromagnetic life force energy called “Chi” in the meridians. Meridians are similar to the electrical wiring running through the walls in a building that carry electricity. Meridians are pathways/channels that carry the body’s electromagnetic energy. When the flow of this chi is balanced and unobstructed as it travels through the meridians at the proper time periods, we experience good health. If in the meridian there is too much or too little amount of Chi flowing or if it’s flowing at an inappropriate time period or if it’s blocked we will experience pain, poor health, or disease. Interference in the flow of Chi to the meridians can be a result from external forces such as wind, cold, heat, germs, poison, and trauma; or from internal forces such as emotional upset, stress, or organ/glandular/cellular malfunction.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM; simplified Chinese: 中医; traditional Chinese: 中醫; pinyin: zhōng yī; literally: “Chinese medicine”) is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. It is primarily used as a complementary alternative medicine approach. TCM is widely used in China and it is also used in the West.

The doctrines of Chinese medicine are rooted in books such as the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon and the Treatise on Cold Damage, as well as in cosmological notions such as yin-yang and the five phases. Starting in the 1950s, these precepts were standardized in the People’s Republic of China, including attempts to integrate them with modern notions of anatomy and pathology. In the 1950s, the Chinese government promoted a systematized form of TCM.

TCM’s view of the body places little emphasis on anatomical structures but is mainly concerned with the identification of functional entities (which regulate digestion, breathing, aging etc.). While health is perceived as harmonious interaction of these entities and the outside world, disease is interpreted as a disharmony in interaction. TCM diagnosis aims to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony, by measuring the pulse, inspecting the tongue, skin, and eyes, and looking at the eating and sleeping habits of the person as well as many other things.

Dr. Jenkins began his training as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in 1981 as an apprentice under Dr. Don Odum in southern Illinois. Dr. Odum was a licensed chiropractor, a traditional naturopath, and a grandmaster acupuncturist who had studied and taught acupuncture in China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, and Europe. Dr. Jenkins studied under Dr. Odum up until his death in 2003. Dr. Jenkins has over 500 hours of training in Meridian Therapy/ Traditional Chinese Medicine commonly known as acupuncture from Logan Chiropractic University in Chesterfield, MO. According to the chiropractic text by Dr. David Walther and Dr. George Goodheart, Applied Kinesiology The Advanced Approach In Chiropractic published in 1976, the term “meridian therapy” is more commonly called acupuncture and in the chiropractic text by Dr. Paul Jaskoviak and R.C. Schafer, Applied Physiotherapy Practical Clinical Applications with Emphasis on the Management of Pain and Related Syndromes published in1986 it refers to Meridian trigger points as acupuncture points which can be stimulated by the use of electrical stimulation like micro current. Both texts and their courses were required for Dr. Jenkins to graduate from Logan Chiropractic University. Montana laws state that chiropractors can practice whatever they were taught in their chiropractic education.


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  • Meridian Therapy
  • Auricular Therapy
  • Chinese Herbal Therapy
  • Tai Chi/Chi Kung exercises
  • Electro Microcurrent Acu Point Stimulation

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