Traditional Chinese Medicine (中醫) is rooted deeply in my Chinese upbringing. When I was young, I remember visiting those multi-generational clinics with the 'old doctor' (老中醫) taking pulses and examining tongues surrounded by hundreds of jars of different herbal medicines. I never thought that ‘old doctor’ would be me one day, but somehow, passion and will led me to pursue this fascinating realm. And here I am, 30 years later, practicing (still studying and perfecting) the ancient philosophy of Chinese Medicine in Beverly Hills, California. My approach to health is valuing non-invasive solutions over aggressive methods. Too often, we rely on drugs and surgeries to ‘fix’ us when we should approach more delicately. We shouldn't attack our bodies, rather we should work to restore it. Treating the cause not the symptom is so frequently said by healthcare professionals nowadays that it almost becomes cliché, but the principle is on point. Because of its non-invasive nature, Traditional Chinese Medicine can be beneficial to almost every person; in combination with western medical theories and advancements as well as in consideration of modern lifestyle, it can be a powerful healing system for many ailments and diseases.
Susan Sun - Founder of Sun Therapeutics