Welcome to MyungMun Oriental Medicine! Oriental medicine/Traditional Chinese medicine is a sophisticated approach to healing, developed over a period of at least 3,000 years, and is based on ancient Chinese medical texts which laid its foundation. Treatment in Oriental Medicine is centered on the individual rather than the disease. The oriental medicine practitioner pieces together your individual signs and symptoms, and synthesizes them into a clinical picture of you as a whole person. In Oriental Medicine the mental, emotional and physical are closely related, thus taking the entire person into account, both in diagnosis and treatment. Disease is typically viewed as disorder or disharmony, and treatment is directed toward balancing and harmonizing. Diagnosis is made through visual inspection, interview, palpation of the pulses, at local areas of tenderness and at specific acupuncture points and inspection of the tongue. Once a working diagnosis has been decided upon, your practitioner formulates a plan of treatment.