Ni’s Chinese Medical Center

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ni’s Chinese Medical Center is an established professional medical clinic that provides comprehensive Traditional Chinese Medicine services including custom Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and dietary therapy.

Clinics are located in Melbourne, Orlando, The Villages and Jacksonville, Florida, treating all health problems for all ages from everyday care to critical care, from pain to internal illness.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest and continually practiced literate medicine in the world. It is a 5,000+ year-old system of balancing the body’s own health-preserving forces. Optimum conditions for maintaining and restoring wellness are achieved by using the powers of your unified mind/body/spirit. This approach creates self-healing opportunities not available through traditional Western medicine. Unlike Western medicine that views the body as a composite of analyzable tissues, biochemical reactions and organ and glandular functions, Chinese medicine views the dynamic life process through the interconnected relationship of Essential Substances, Organ Systems and Channels. These terms describe the internal working of the mind/body/spirit in ways that are significantly distinct from Western ideas.

We are always accepting New Patients because we do not keep our patients sick!

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The Business of Medicine

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The Business of Medicine

Written by: Lisa Forsythe Show me the money. True healing is good for the patient but not so for business. Does our U.S. “health care” system truly focus on creating health or is it sick care business? Why do Americans out spend the world on medicine, yet rank 42nd in life expectancy according to the World Health Organization? Forbes’s article, “Is the Profit Motive Ruining American Healthcare?” asks these questions in a recent book review.   Russell Andrews, Neurosurgeon addresses profit in writing, “Too Big to Succeed?” Dr....

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Food As Medicine

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Food As Medicine

Written by: Lisa Forsythe, LAc Choose carefully. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) understands nutrition is paramount to health.   Practitioners incorporate food as medicine to expedite the recovery process and achieve lasting results. Wise patients participate in their healing with diet to enhance outcomes. Talk doesn’t cook rice. Chinese have practiced medicinal food cures from time immemorial. Sun Shu Mao, a Chinese physician, is best remembered as a roving herbalist and acupuncturist. He believed human life is more precious than gold....

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Healthy Eating

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Healthy Eating

Written by: Lisa Forsythe, LAc Eating healthy does not guarantee health.   Ancient Chinese physicians understood nutrition critical to healing. It’s not just what we eat. The key is differentiating need and want, as well as what type and when. Let’s explore how healthy eating is far more complex than thought plus how to benefit. Dr. Bo-Shih Ni states, “People mistakenly think if they eat healthy food, drink more water, and take vitamins, they will be healthy. Not so. Healthy food is good only when you need it. When hungry and need...

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How Do Chinese Herbs Work?

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How Do Chinese Herbs Work?

Written by: Lisa Forsythe, LAc Exceedingly well. Chinese Herbs offer safe and effective medicine. Ancient physicians have passed down healing wisdom from countless generations to support wellness all over the world. Let this serve as an introduction to strengthen your confidence in this impressive medicine. Chinese Herbal Medicine is perhaps the oldest pharmacy in the world. Traditions date back at least 5,000 years, with written documentation dating back 2,000 years. Compare this to the Native American herbal system where written language was...

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The Healing Process

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Written by: Lisa Forsythe, LAc Trust nature. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers unmatched healing opportunity for the modern world. Supporting the healing process is sage advice for all. Those who cultivate health enjoy life. Once when presenting a seminar on Disney Cruise Line, a man suffering back pain for 17 years asked, “Can you cure it in 1 treatment?” I responded, “Although this is Disney, unfortunately, I don’t have a magic wand”. I then added, “Please realize people don’t get sick overnight, nor do they heal in a 1...

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Acupuncture Can Change Your Life!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in General Health | Comments Off

We’re excited at Bo Shih-Ni, C.A., P.A. to spend 2014 explaining how acupuncture works and sharing acupuncture-inspired tips for leading a healthier, simpler, more meaningful life.  Acupuncture helps us see the world differently – with more hope, openness, intention, gratitude, compassion, patience and clarity.  In doing so, it changes us. Here are 13 specific ways that acupuncture can change your life in 2014. 1.  It will open your mind.   Acupuncture requires us to think about health in entirely new ways.  Despite noble...

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Avoiding Cold Beverages – Why?

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Avoiding Cold Beverages – Why?

Chinese Medicine recommends avoiding cold beverages.  Since this is new advice for Westerners, the wisdom may escape us.  Sometimes not understanding “why” makes it more difficult to comply with unfamiliar instructions.  Let us share the “why” in order to better understand the benefits. Summer – the heat in can be oppressive.  Many prefer drinking cold beverages in order to cool off.  Cool water tastes better.  Iced drinks seemingly, even more refreshing.  However; before you think of adding a few ice cubes to beat the heat,...

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8 Ways To Keep Healthy

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8 Ways To Keep Healthy

1.  Maintain healthy eating habits.  Eat for what you are preparing to do.  The largest meal of the day should be breakfast as this will give you fuel for the busy morning, eat a hearty lunch to supply the needed energy to finish the activities of your day, and eat a very light dinner with less protein since most people are quite inactive (physically) after dinner.  Eating a variety of foods will also help insure you get all the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes your body needs.  By doing so you’ll have a healthy heart, healthy brain and...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine – What is it?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine – What is it?

Traditional Chinese medicine (also known as TCM) is a range of traditional medical practices used in China that was developed during several thousand years. These practices include herbal medicine, acupuncture, and massage. TCM is a form of Oriental medicine, which includes other traditional East Asian medical systems such as Japanese and Korean medicine. TCM says that processes of the human body are interrelated and constantly interact with the environment. Therefore the theory looks for the signs of disharmony in the external and internal...

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The Five Criteria of Good Health

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The Five Criteria of Good Health

Modern medicine is very detailed in its knowledge of human physiology and pathology. Nevertheless, the state of good health has yet to be defined. Just as Einstein’s most famous equation (e=mc2) appears very simple, these criteria seem deceptively simple; however, they are based on profound theory. Einstein’s famous equation began as a complex theory, which was then greatly simplified to the immortalized equation. The same holds true for these five criteria. 1.) Normal Appetite Feeling hungry at mealtimes; being able to taste and...

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