Columbus Oriental Medicine

Oriental MedicineColumbus, OH

Oriental medicine can help the body remain well-balanced, preventing the onset and progression of many diseases and medical conditions. Our team offers a wide range of oriental medicine services aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease. Oriental medicine is a medical system based on the belief that the body’s energy, or qi, is essential to balancing good overall physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Oriental medicine treatment is available at Pinkham Medical in Columbus and the surrounding area. Our team will develop a customized treatment plan for you based on your unique health needs. We offer acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese herbs, and other interventions that can improve the flow and balance of your qi.

Call Pinkham Medical at 614-488-8256 to request an appointment and learn more about how oriental medicine can help you today.

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An Overview of Oriental Medicine

Also known as traditional Chinese medicine, oriental medicine is an alternative medicine practice that has been in use for thousands of years. This medicine focuses on restoring the body’s balance and harmony between the yin and yang, which can block qi to cause pain and a wide range of diseases. Treatments used in oriental medicine include acupuncture, meditation, massage, physical exercise, Tai Chi, and Chinese herbs.

The journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that 80% of the world population currently uses Chinese herbal medicine.

The Benefits of Oriental Medicine Treatment

Oriental medicine uses natural techniques and herbs that can effectively treat common health conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Mental health disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Obesity
  • Chronic pain

Patients who are currently receiving treatment for an existing condition can benefit from including various aspects of this medicine into their treatment plan. Patients who continue to take over-the-counter medication to relieve pain may find that they can only achieve temporary relief. Our goal is to use oriental medicine and other methods to help enhance treatment and relief.

What Happens During Oriental Medicine Treatment

Acupuncture is one of the most popular oriental medicine treatment. It involves the use of six to 15 tiny needles that are inserted at designated points throughout the body to restore the flow and balance of Qi. Chinese herbs are prescribed to improve and treat the root cause of a variety of health problems, but without causing side effects like many prescription drugs.

We can discuss what to expect from certain oriental medicine treatments during the appointment.


Oriental medicine is a form of alternative medicine that can safely and effectively treat the root cause of your health problem. Along with that, we can help improve your overall health and livelihood. To schedule an oriental medicine appointment, call our office today at 614-488-8256.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which doctors can legally practice oriental medicine?

Doctors must be certified and licensed before they can legally practice oriental health care. Each state regulatory board has unique requirements for licensure. Patients who want to confirm whether their doctors can legally practice this type of medicine can contact their state’s health department directly to learn more about licensure requirements.

How does Chinese herbal medicine differ from prescription drugs?

Chinese herbal medicine uses plants and natural substances, while many prescription drugs are created in a lab and contain artificial ingredients. Compared with prescription drugs, many Chinese herbs tend to be milder and are less likely to cause side effects. Our doctor can discuss additional differences between Chinese herbal medicine and prescription drugs during the appointment.

What are the main differences between western medicine and oriental medicine?

Oriental and Chinese medicine have existed for thousands of years, while Western medicine has existed for only a few hundred years. Oriental health care focuses on whole-person health, while western medicine focuses more on symptoms of the disease and on improving vital signs such as weight, height, and blood pressure. In some cases, certain conditions will benefit from a combination of traditional treatment and oriental medicine.

What should I tell my doctor before receiving oriental medicine?

Before taking any Chinese herbs, patients should tell us about any other medicines, nutritional supplements, and prescription medications they are using. In some instances, Chinese herbs may reduce the efficacy of certain prescription drugs and vice versa. Some herbs may even cause interactions when combined with certain other supplements or drugs.

Will I need multiple appointments?

The number of appointments will vary per patient. During the initial consultation, we will go over your medical history, current condition, and other factors that can help us determine the number of appointments you may need. We can go over more during an appointment, so call us today.

Contact Us

Pinkham Medical is located at
2170 Riverside Dr. Ste A
Columbus, OH

(614) 488-8256