Dr. Leon S. Harris is a graduate from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). After graduation, he furthered his education by studying Eight Extra Vessel Acupuncture and Five-Element Acupuncture. These adjunctive disciplines enhance his ability to provide more comprehensive care for his patients. He is currently licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Connecticut, and specializes in working with people who desire to reclaim their health and their life from the suffering brought on by chronic stress and traumatic injuries.
“I have never felt so free of what’s been weighing me down. I feel so much energy now. I would gladly refer anyone who complains of malady, physical or spiritual, to Dr. Harris.” -J.K.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Chinese Herbology
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient healing art developed over thousands of years. Most commonly thought of as Acupuncture, TCM is used to treat acute and chronic ailments, relieve pain, balance hormones, reduce stress, and strengthen the immune system. Our health is dependent upon the equilibrium of the qi or life energy flowing within our bodies. As qi becomes imbalanced, due to such factors as stress, trauma, poor diet, environmental toxins, emotional issues, or genetic pre-disposition, we experience disease. As we correct these imbalances, we stimulate the body’s own healing potential.
Where Western Medicine tends to focus on disease, Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the whole person. A complete and thorough individual health history is obtained followed by an Oriental medical examination. The Oriental medical examination includes feeling the pulse, looking at the tongue, and palpating the hare (abdomen). The information gathered allows the practitioner to define a specific pattern of imbalance unique to each person. Acupuncture is safe, simple, and very effective. The needles are sterile, individually packaged and disposed of after each use. Although a variety of sensations, such as tingling and warmth, may be experienced during needle insertion, the treatment itself is very peaceful and relaxing. Length and frequency of treatments vary based on each individual’s unique health profile.
To see a comprehensive list of disorders acupuncture treats: http://www.drleonharris.com/rhodeislandacupuncture/riacupuncture/