Chinese Herbal Therapies and Nutrition
Chinese Herbal Medicines have been used safely and effectively for thousands of years. My study and practice of Oriental Medicine is rooted in the traditions of eating the right foods, minimizing or avoiding the wrong ones, and supplementing with natural sources such as vitamins and herbs.
In my pharmacy I include herbs from many traditions and areas around the planet, I insist on using herbs and herb companies that respect our natural resources. I do not use endangered species and the herbs I use are Organically Certified when possible and meet or exceed western pharmaceutical standards by using GMP, GLP and/or GAP (Good Manufacturing, Laboratory, and/or Agricultural Practices). I believe in providing the best quality and most potent herbs possible.
Although traditionally cooked into teas or “soups,” Chinese herbs may also be ingested as tinctures with or without alcohol as a base, in powdered, capsule and/or pill form or even externally as a poultice, liniment, plaster or bath. The goal is to make it easy for you to take them regularly so that you can feel the difference natural medicine makes!
Chinese Herbal Consultation, Diagnosis and Assessment:
*REQUIRED if you are considering CHINESE HERBAL treatment.
Includes a Chinese Herbal recommendation, does not include the cost of herbs.
In the Chinese Herbal Consultation, Diagnosis, and Assessment we will:
- Ask Questions, establish chief concerns, document health history, review medication or supplements intake. Note allergies and sensitivities.
- View Tongue: A flabby, moist, pale-white tongue… a dry, red tongue with no coating… these and many more signs are indicators of health.
- Evaluate Pulse: The pulsing of the radial artery on each wrist tells a story. Depth, strength, rhythm, and many different qualities reveal secrets to your health.
- Palpate Body for painful, weak or sensitive areas evaluating the health of the musculoskeletal and Chinese meridian systems.
- Make a Diagnosis.
- Create a Treatment Plan: The treatment plan is your prescription for care! Your Licensed Herbalist will then prescribe a course of herbs and supplements to address your main health concerns and constitution.
Chinese Herbal Medicine:
Convenience and digestibility, costs and availability, herbal preparations come in many forms. By tracking reactions to herbs and the accompanying reduction of symptoms we are able to find out what works best for each patient. Your acupuncturist has over twenty years of experience working in the health care field beginning in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In my pharmacy I include herbs from many traditions and areas around the globe. I insist on using herb companies that respect our natural resources. I do not use endangered species and the herbs I use are Organically Certified when possible and meet or exceed western pharmaceutical standards by using GMP, GLP and/or GAP (Good Manufacturing, Laboratory, and/or Agricultural Practices. Although traditionally cooked into teas or “soups,” Chinese herbs may also be ingested as tinctures with or without alcohol as a base, in powdered, capsule and/or pill form or even used.
$50: CHINESE HERB CONSULTATION, DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT (30 MINUTES)
$25: CHINESE HERB CONSULTATION, DIAGNOSIS AND REASSESSMENT (10-20 MIN.)
DANIEL NEMER, M. AC., L. O.M., DIPL. O.M.
Meet Your Oriental Medicine Practioner
Daniel has been working in the field of East Asian Medicine since 1996, with continual study, vast and varied experiences and an innate gift of compassion. Translating Health LLC, of which he is the founder, has become a flagship for his life work and mission. Incorporating acupressure massage, needle and non-needling therapy, energy work, and herbal preparations, Daniel’s emphasis in treatment is to release blocks or holding patterns from the body, restore balance, and promote “superior health,” the ideal state where a person may reach their full potential.
A lover of travel and adventure, in 2006, shortly after returning from study in China, Daniel left Philadelphia for five years to become one of a select few of practicing acupuncturist at sea––treating people on the largest “floating cities” and ports of nearly every continent. It was there he refined his techniques with an ever-changing international client base that demanded immediate results in only days, not months. During this time, he also gave regular lectures on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Since returning to Philadelphia in 2011, Daniel’s holistic healing practice has flourished while also maintaining positions as a clinical supervisor, instructor and adjunct faculty for both the acupuncture and Chinese herb programs at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Daniel holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Medicine, formerly the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, one of the oldest acupuncture schools in America and in addition holds certificates of advanced training in Facial Rejuvenation (the Acupuncture Face-Lift), Chinese Herbal medicine, Pain management techniques, Auriculotherapy and massage. A lifelong musician and composer, Daniel can also be heard singing and performing on the guitar.
Masters of Acupuncture; Maryland University of Integrative Medicine, (formerly TAI Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts), Laurel, MD
Certificate Program in Chinese Herbal Medicine; Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Hallandale, FL
Child Brain Development Course; Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
Essentials of Auriculotherapy: Chinese and European Ear Acupuncture Points; Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Dr.Terry Olseon, California
Zero Balancing Level 1; Fritz Smith, Ellicot City, Maryland
Acupuncture During Labor and Delivery, Level 1; Claudia Citkovitz, MS, L. Ac., PCOM, New York
Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture; John Howard, Won Institute, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Unblocking the Pivot from the Classics to the Modern Clinic; Sharon Weizenbaum
Chinese Herbal Studies with Dr. Huang Huang; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Treating Patients with Chinese Medicine who are Taking Western Medicine; Bob Flaws, Distance-Learning course
Advanced Insurance Billing; American Acupuncture Council, Newark, New Jersey
Scalp Acupuncture for Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury; Won Institute, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Dr. Tan Balance Method; Richard Teh-Fu Tan, OMD, LAc., Maryland, Philadelphia, New York
Japanese Style Pain Management; Upper, Middle and Lower Tan Tien Treatments for Neck and Low Back Issues, IBS and Treating Abdominal Scars; Kiiko Matsumoto, Master Acupuncturist
Oriental Medicine and the Endocrine System; Treating the Divergent Meridians; Jeffery Yuen
A Top Down Perspective on the Five-Elements; Lonny Jarrett, Laurel, Maryland
Chinese Herbal Medicine; Classroom and Private studies with Cara Frank, R. Ac.
200-Hour Massage Certificate; Omega Body Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Studies in Massage and Nutrition; Paul Pitchford, Heartwood Institute, Garberville, California
Chinese Language Studies; Philadelphia Community College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private Study and Observation with Dr. Qin Jian at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, TCM Department; Guangzhou, China
Bachelor’s Degree in Music and English; Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Licenses and Credentials:
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine; National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Licensed Practitioner of Oriental Medicine by the Commonwealth of PA Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Certified Auriculo-therapist; Auriculotherapy Certification Institute, Inc., Dr. Terry Oleson, Calfornia
Certified Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Practitioner; Virginia Doran
Certified in Clean Needle Technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
Red Cross First Aid Certified
Founder of Translating Health LLC in Private Practice since 2004
Adjunct Faculty at the Won Institute for Graduate Studies since 2011
International Acupuncture Practice at Sea from 2006-2011; Steiner Trans-Ocean Limited, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Holland America Lines
Washington Square Chiropractic Center, Philadelphia PA; 2004-2006
Pilates and More, Wayne PA; 2004-2006
TAI Sophia Institute Student Acupuncture Clinic; 2001-2004
Chinese Herb Dispensary Manager at the TAI Sophia Institute, Laurel, MD and the Maryland Institute of TCM, Bethesda, MD; between 2001-2005
Office Manager at the China Herb Company, Philadelphia, PA; 1997-2001
Societies and memberships:
Association for Professional Acupuncturists
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine