What is Dan Tian?
What is Dan Tian?
“Dan Tian” is a beautiful term from the 5000-year-old Chinese Qigong and Medical traditions which perfectly embodies the philosophy of our clinic.
In Chinese, the words “Dan Tian” literally means “Field of Medicine” or “Field of Elixir”. It refers to the fact that we all have the ability to create healing and medicine from within. We can cultivate our internal "field of medicine" the way a gardener tends to his/her garden. A wonderful reminder! Our bodies have powerful innate self-healing abilities, far more intelligent and elegant than any doctor’s prescribed medicine. Health is our natural state! Frequently, we find the best healing results when we simply remove the obstacles to healing and allow wellness to naturally blossom and thrive!
Anatomically, “Dan Tian” is also the Chinese name of major energy centers in the core of the body, what is know as “Chakras” in Yoga. These energy centers are thought to be major reservoirs of the body’s healing energy, and so they are strongly emphasized in traditional self-care practices like Qigong breathing meditation, Tai Chi, and Martial Arts.
Our Philophy & Mission
At Dan Tian Wellness, our mission is to support each patient in cultivating true vibrant health. We join each patient in addressing the root cause of dis-ease, not just masking the symptoms. Beyond healing from existing conditions, we are here to be your partner in cultivating lifelong well-being, through individualized natural medicine, lifestyle, nutrition, and self-care strategies.
We invite you to join us in this wonderful shift in paradigm, where "healthcare" is truly about caring for our health" again!
Your Appointment with Dr. E
Dr. Edith offers an integrative East-West approach to healing and is known amongst patients for superb & long-lasting results.
Your Initial Visit with Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan is ~90mins. It includes a holistic health history & consultation, a results-focused treatment session, and a healing plan that best suits your individual goals & needs.
Patients are frequently surprised to learn how much value they receive. Acupuncture & Manual Therapy are core to each treatment session. We may also explore your lifestyle, stress, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and Western lab work (blood tests & imaging reports). Physical exam (e.g. Orthopedic exam for sports injuries, the Chinese Medical tongue & pulse diagnosis for holistic health evaluation, etc.) gives us a well-rounded understanding of your condition. Together, we determine the treatment strategy that best suits your individual needs.
Beyond the consult & treatment, Dr. E is known for her gift of demystifying complex scientific/medical concepts into easy ways that everybody can understand. Our patients are delighted to be empowered with knowledge to truly take charge of their own health again!
Dr. Edith is now working privately through a new organization. If you'd like a referral, please use the contact form on our homepage. For all other inquiries, please email us or call and leave a voicemail. Thank you for your inquiry.