Dr. Daoshing Ni is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture as well as integral medicine, treating the whole being rather than simply the physical ailment. Dr. Dao specializes in women's health including fertility and sexual health. Sometimes, anxiety, depression and other emotional issues will peek their heads into these areas.
Dr. Dao does not automatically prescribe medication for emotional issues, often preferring acupuncture or herbs, and teaching lifestyle skills to patients in need.
(Transcribed from video interview)
My name is Dr. Daoshing Ni. I am with Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica.
We provide traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture services to a lot of different age segment of population in our local area, as well as nationally and internationally.
Personally, my specialization is in the area of women’s health, fertility treatments as well as sexual health issues. So these are some of my specialties that I address and manage on a daily basis.
Well, Chinese medicine is very useful as a tool and a medicine that can be helpful for a whole array of emotional issues ranging from depressions, anxieties to irritability and just even common menstrual-related or post-menstrual and post-menopausal related emotional issues.
In Chinese medicine we believe that emotions are very integrated into your physical body so allowing the senses that when your body don’t feel well, when your physical body don’t feel well, when your nervous system is not running smoothly, frequently you are going to have emotional issues.
So a lot of time when we look at and address emotional health issues we tend to also look at how our physical body plays a role in the emotional being.
So every time when we prescribe acupuncture treatment or prescribe some herbs for patients, we always look and examine that integration issue.
So we call this an integral medicine. We believe that the emotions are very much part of our physical part of our body, so when we treat it we look at both sides of it.
So when we look at anxiety, for example, there are certain herbs that we would use.