is a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. He received his masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is pursuing his doctorate from Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, CA. He is the current manager of Shen Herbal Pharmacy, one of the West coasts most complete Chinese herbal pharmacies. As a supplement to his herbal studies he has taken workshops with renowned Dr. Huang Huang from Nanjing, China. In his doctoral studies at ACCHS he has been focusing on learning Jing Fang Six Syndrome Diagnosis as taught by Dr. Suzanne Robidoux in the lineage of Dr. Hu Xi Shu. And pursuing certification in Nanopuncture and Xing Nao Kai Qiao stroke rehabilitation as taught by Dr. Clayton Shiu of New York in the lineage of Dr. Shi Xue Min. Prior to studying TCM he studied fine art, receiving his BFA from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA and an MFA from Frank Mohr Institute in The Netherlands. When he’s not studying and practicing Chinese medicine he enjoys spending time with his wife and stepdaughter, cooking, painting, playing trumpet, and caring for bonsai trees.
Rodney Artiles L.Ac.
Why Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
Acupuncture is one of five branches of a complete system of healthcare called Traditional Chinese medicine or Chinese medicine.
When you choose Traditional Chinese Medicine, you choose to take an active approach to your healthcare—an approach in which you and your practitioner work together to address your immediate health concerns, and also your long-term well being.
Chinese Medicine views the body, mind and spirit as inseparable. Developed through thousands of years of clinical practice, it is a deliberate, mindful approach that is both safe and effective. In Chinese Medicine, you will work with your practitioner to find patterns of disharmony among the signs and symptoms of disease, and to manage a course of treatment designed to bring your body back into balance and health. Your treatment likely will include acupuncture and herbal medicine, which stimulate the body’s natural capacity for self-healing, as well as diet and exercises aimed toward overall health. Above all, your treatment will be holistic and gradual, and it will be addressed to your immediate and your long-term healthcare concerns—physical, mental or emotional.
As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I view my patients as travelling companions on a path to healthy living. I work with them to recognize what does and does not contribute to a state of bodily harmony, and to adjust their lifestyles accordingly. Through this process, my patients become attuned to their bodies, and they acquire the tools necessary to achieving optimal health.
If you would like to join me in this venerable healthcare tradition, or if you simply want to discuss further the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, please call me for a consultation or book an appointment today.