Meridian Health Clinic
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Eric Schmidt, L.Ac, Dipl. O.M. is the founder of Meridian Health Clinic. He is an accomplished acupuncturist and herbalist, holding a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine. Additionally, he has California (L.Ac.) and National (Dipl. O.M.) Acupuncture Board Certifications. Eric also holds a bachelor's degree (BS) in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia. Attending AIMC College in Berkeley, Eric completed a 4-year Masters Program with training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and modern biomedicine. Eric has studied and worked in clinics around the world including major TCM Hospitals in China, Japan and in Rural Clinics in India and Nepal. His 4 months of intensive study in China sets him apart from other practitioners in California. Studying with TCM Doctors in China, Eric was able to experience the full scope of modern Acupuncture practice in a busy clinical setting. As an active member of the local community, Eric currently lives and works in Santa Monica, CA. We love what we do. We love helping people live better and feel better. The Clinic specializes in the treatment of myofascial/body pain, skin problems, stress-related ailments, women's health and digestive disorders; However, there are many other issues that are treated effectively with the Traditional Chinese Medicine System. Therapies include Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Herbs and Dietary Therapy. We offer high quality acupuncture treatments and personalized herbal prescriptions in a professional and relaxed setting.
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- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers an extremely valuable, rich, lengthy, and extensive herbal treatment history. Within it are thousands of years of development and research which we benefit from greatly today. As opposed to some forms of herbalism and western medicine, Chinese herbs are often used in formulas instead of being used singularly in larger amounts. Formulas allow you to blend herbs to enhance their positive effects and reduce or eliminate any negative side effects they may have. These formulas take years and years of practice to master and many are kept within families and or generations of teacher-student transmissions. This rich tradition is a very valuable gift from previous generations. The true benefit of this herbal tradition, as with acupuncture, is that it allows practitioners to blend formulas to match each patient and their signs and symptoms exactly. Instead of having a standard formula for a particular condition you can increase the clinical effectiveness of the herbs through this tailoring. For the patient this ideally means faster results with less side-effects.