We are pleased to offer access to a full array of traditional Chinese medicine including herbal medicine in our Alexandria office. If you are new to Chinese herbal medicine you probably have many questions. We invite to you read through all the material on this page and to contact us directly with additional questions. Even if you have past experience with the healing power of herbal medicine, we encourage you to read how our approach, training, dedication to quality ingredients and services may differ from your prior experience.
Meet Casey Corridan - Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Casey Corridan is an exceptionally well-qualified and experienced herbal medicine practitioner. She has extensive schooling in all traditional Chinese methods, including acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Read more about Casey Corridan and her approach on her bio page.
What is Chinese Herbal Medicine and How Can it Help Me?
Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating as far back as two thousand years before the birth of Christ. This is in sharp contrast to the American or Western forms of health care, which have been in existence for some 150 years. This highly effective medicine is widely known for treating almost any condition without side effects. Skillfully crafted herbal formulas treat many conditions in a natural way to cure disease, and to bring the body to balance and harmony.
The Alexandria office uses the granule form of Herbal medicine. Granules are powdered herbal formulas in specific dosage levels. Treatment is easy - a few scoops are mixed into a small amount of warm water and drank. Herbal formulas are prescribed weekly and taken daily by the patient. The practitioner custom makes every formula to contain the exact herbs and exact doses appropriate for the particular individual.
All herbs are produced under high safety regulations and supplied to over 1,000 Chinese hospitals by Tianjiang pharmaceuticals.
What to Expect from Your Visit
Casey does an excellent job explaining the whole process and answering your questions openly and honestly along the way.
Common Conditions Treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The following are excerpts from research articles relating to a small list of conditions. Many more ailments respond to TCM treatments.
TCM for Colds and the Flu - Traditional Chinese medicine has been very successful in treating patients who suffer routinely from colds and the flu virus. If someone has already contracted a flu virus or cold, there are still many herbs that can help. According to a double-blind study conducted by Hancke, Burgos, Caceres, and Wikman, the herb Andrographis, reduces the severity of cold symptoms by strengthening the immune system. Full Article
Headaches & Migraines - Statistics show that approximately 70 millions Americans report suffering from recurring headaches. More than 25 million of these victims have been diagnosed with migraines. Traditional Chinese Medicine can supplement, or in some cases replace, Western medicine as a means for these patients to function normally from day-to-day. TCM has the advantage of being linked to none of the unwanted side effects that come with traditional drug prescriptions. Full Article
Managing Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - With Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM, premenstrual symptoms are considered as patterns. These patterns are studied closely and are traced to specific pathways or meridians in the body and related internal organs in order to treat the root cause of the problem and not just the symptom. Depending on the list of complaints, the pattern is discovered and the deficiency is diagnosed. Corresponding corrective measures are then prescribed. Full Article
Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders - Vitamin B6, taurine (an amino acid) and omega 3 fatty acids are also known to help patients with epilepsy. There is a Chinese herb called bupleurum which is used in combination with peony root, cassia bark, jujube fruit, ginger root and pinellia root to form two different herbal formulae known as sho-saiko and saiko-keishi. Other ingredients in the two formulae are ginseng root, licorice root and skullcap root. These Chinese medicines are known to help people with epilepsy without any negative side effects. Full Article
How to Get More Information
The best way to get answers to your questions is to ask Alexandria VA Board Certified Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialist Casey Corridan. You can contact Casey by email or on the main office number at 703-721-0500.
How to Make an Appointment
Robert sees his herbal medicine patients at Bodnar Chiropractic Center. To make an appointment, call the main office phone number at 703-721-0500.
Learn About Other Integrated Services at Bodnar Chiropractic Center
- Alexandria Chiropractic
- Alexandria Acupuncture
- Alexandria Chinese Medicine
- Alexandria Massage Therapy
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Our Services & Our Team
We have a world-class team of provider specializing in chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, reflexology and nutrition. Allow us to highlight some of their experience and expertise.
Casey Corridan is an experienced and licensed Acupuncturist, certified herbalist and Nutritional Health Coach who loves what she does for a living.
She became interested in Acupuncture through her studies and background in psychology. She knew that whatever she would do in this world, it would be working with and helping others. Corridan discovered Chinese and Holistic Medicine through her own need for it and was amazed by the results. In her practice today she is constantly impressed to see how a patients well being and health is improved by combining the art of TCM theory and knowledge with a passion for what she does. Nutrition, herbs and counseling are also strong components of helping each patient feel better and become healthier.
Casey recently moved to Virginia from New York City where she had a very successful practice and looks forward to working with her patients here at Bodnar Chiropractic Center.
If acupuncture has been recommended for you by a friend, family member or medical doctor, but you are apprehensive about making a first appointment, we invite you to learn more about Casey Corridan and our Alexandria VA Acupuncture services.
At Bodnar Chiropractic Center we have two chiropractors providing top quality chiropractic care using a variety of modern techniques. Their goal is to match the needs and comfort level of the patient with the chiropractic approaches most likely to deliver results.
Like acupuncture, many new patients have questions about chiropractic care and exactly what treatment by a chiropractor involves. Dr. Bodnar is very willing to answer every question and make you an active participant in your own health care.
Our Alexandria VA Location
6969 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
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“I've been going to Casey for 3 years, and her professionalism and diligence never cease to amaze me! But better yet: she cares about her patients wholeheartedly. Every time I go for a visit, she always asks about how I'm doing and takes the time to LISTEN, recommending different treatments and remedies that will help me along to recovery. It's a pleasure to know her, as a person and a practitioner, and I always look forward to my scheduled appointments.”
- Monica M
“Casey Corridan is not the first acupuncturist I have been to, however I need never go to any other. I first saw her 2 years ago, desperate with sciatica pain and left feeling 80% improved. By the next visit, I was at 100% .We then moved along to other issues I was having. If anything at all is not quite right, tell Casey about it. She'll treat and improve it, and often ...presto...the problem is gone! She is enormously knowledgeable and spot on in her treatment and then she gives a great massage! Finally, its the happy feeling of being in the company of such a lovely and warm human being. You'll see......”
- Sharon S