Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine

Dr. Meaghan Dishman is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Doctor, and Licensed Acupuncturist and has been in private practice since 2005, offering Functional + Naturopathic Medical care along with Acupuncture.

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By connecting Functional Medicine with Ancestral principles, she is able to utilize evidence-based modern science, specialized lab testing, alongside nutrition, herbal and holistic lifestyle approaches to address the root cause of disease. This 360° analysis of your health guides the creation of a customized regimen specifically tailored for you – continually moving you along your path towards Inspired health. 

Specializing in:
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Gut Health (GI Disorders)
  • Fertility / Infertility
  • Hormone Health (Endocrinology)
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Chronic Disease
  • Lifestyle Counseling and Wellness
This is customized Integrative healthcare – designed to get to the upstream root cause.
Creating lasting strategies for optimal health, and the reversal of chronic disease.


What is Acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine?

Classical Chinese Medicine is a complete health care tradition that is antiquated over 3,000-5,000 years and yet remains effective and relevant in modern times. Dr. Dishman’s training in Classical Chinese medical theory allows her to use the wisdom and paradigm of ancient Chinese medical texts to verify, explain and complete a western medical diagnosis.

Chinese Medical theory is centered around the concept that all nature exists in a state of balance between opposite yet complimentary forces – yin and yang. The human body is made up of a system of Meridians or pathways that run throughout the body and connect to various internal organs where vital energy or bioelectrical force (“Qi”), and blood courses in a continuous flow.

The Chinese character for Meridian also translates to “vessel”. In essence, the Chinese Organ Meridians also refer to the cardiovascular system or blood flow of each individual organ within the body. When the normal flow of Qi and blood is disrupted, there is imbalance. Insufficient or excessive flow, or blockage of one or more of these vessels creates a complex web of symptoms, disease and imbalance in the body.

Classical Chinese Medical Training

The Classical Chinese Medical training consists of 2 years western basic science and Chinese theory training followed by 2 years of Chinese clinical training and Chinese Clinical, Acupuncture and Herbal Board exams. Dr. Dishman is an NCCAOM Board Certified National Diplomat of Acupuncture, and is an Oregon State and North Carolina State Licensed Acupuncturist. She is also a member of the NCAAOM, the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

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