Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr. Ronzo graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Masters in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute (UBAI) in 2017. In July of 2016, she traveled to the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Liaoning in Shenyang, China where she took classes from Chinese Masters and shadowed various Traditional Chinese Medical Doctors at the Hospital of Shenyang. She is a licensed acupuncturists in the state of Maryland, where she is looking to expand her practice.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history dating back more than 2000 years. It has gone through many changes over the past few centuries and the form we practice today has been tested and proven effective in treating many some of the most common health concerns Americans are faced with. In 1970, Traditional Chinese medicine was introduced to North America where is has gained momentum in people’s healthcare practices. 

TCM is composed of four-pillars which are:

  • Acupuncture and moxibustion (burning of Artemisia vulgaris also known as Mugwort)
  • Chinese herbal medicine and dietetics
  • Physical manipulation
  • Breathing exercises like Qi gong and Taijiquan

Due to her vigorous training, she finds that all four pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are important to achieving health and works to incorporate them in with each patient.

Acupuncture and how it works:

Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles to stimulate specific points located on our meridian system. Meridians are like roads that carry Qi throughout the body. Qi can be understood as one’s metabolism or vital force; without it life cannot continue existing. As Qi flows throughout the meridians, it regulates homeostasis within our bodies. When qi is in excess or deficiency disharmonies develop creating physical manifestations to arise like: pain, insomnia, anxiety, and even hormone imbalances. During an acupuncture treatment, specific points are stimulated, the process of homeostasis is begun, which can cause symptoms to dissipate. Due to being individually unique, each treatment is customized to that specific person.  We are equipped with the necessary tools for healing, acupuncture is the stimulus to start this process.

To schedule a TCM appointment please stay tuned for future development.