Your Guide to Chinese Medicine & Massage

Ancient Medicine for the Modern Day

Case Studies

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Acupuncture Info

Discover the natural healing powers of this ancient Chinese medicine.

Massage Topics

Learn how massage can help you with your self-care goals.
Alternative health care

Understanding Chinese Medicine

Learn valuable information about ancient Chinese medicine and how it can help you with your chronic and acute health issues.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine & Substance Abuse Disorder

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Substance Use Disorder“The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction.” For some of us, the idea of addiction can be difficult to understand....

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Chinese Medicine: Our Formulas

Chinese Medicine Formula UsesLearn the basic uses of some of our most popular Chinese Medicine formulas that we use at Good Medicine.Medicinal herbs and formulas are used as a complementary medicine to acupuncture and massage. Holistic health is an ongoing process...

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Springtime and Chinese Medicine

Springtime & Chinese MedicineSpring has sprung! As we enjoy the evermore present sunshine, warmer weather, and longer daylight hours, our bodies undergo a similar awakening as the natural systems in our beautiful Montana environments.The springtime rebirth and revival...

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Yi Dao, Qi Dao – Mind Way, Qi Way

An important Chinese medical teaching states out that our minds are led by our bodies and, conversely, that our bodies are led by our minds. So many of us feel better if we MOVE and exercise during times of greater mental or emotional stress. Working the physical body...

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Can TCM Help With Trauma?

Can TCM Help With Trauma?

What is Trauma? Lots of people have experienced some type of trauma in their lifetime. For each person, the recovery and influence of that trauma varies. Trauma can be emotional or physical - but the unifying factor is that it is lasting and painful. Some intense...

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Bozeman, are you ready for Flu Season?

The beauty of Chinese medicine is their remarkable way of approaching the body as an entire system. We all thrive our best when we work well not only within ourselves but with the world around us. Traditional Chinese Medicine provides an avenue to not only discover...

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Acupuncture for Pregnancy: A Brief Guide

Acupuncture is a safe and effective medicine that can be used through any stage of pregnancy, from troubleshooting fertility issues to dealing with postpartum care. It is important that you fully understand why and when to use acupuncture as a care routine for your...

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Chinese New Year

Several weeks after we ring in the American New Year, we get to set the celebration wheels turning once again for the festive Chinese New Year. You may have heard about Chinese New Year but it comes with a whole set of exciting traditions and interesting predictions....

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5 Ways to Fight Winter Depression with Chinese Medicine

With so much to celebrate in the New Year, why do Missoulians find themselves struggling against seasonal depression each January? Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as seasonal depression, is a common problem with many people enduring the hazy winters of...

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Chinese Herbal Medicine | Winter Wind

Winter has come early to Missoula this year. And with the cold, many people are suddenly feeling more tired and drained than usual – and who wants to feel that way with all of the fun winter activities that lie ahead? The ancient Chinese believed that we should live...

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Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

We often get questions at our clinic about whether we offer dry needling and/or if dry needling is the same as acupuncture. Dry Needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS) seems very similar to acupuncture on the surface; however, there are key differences...

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What is Community Acupuncture?

At Good Medicine, we offer community-based acupuncture. We often get questions about what this means and how it makes us different from other acupuncture clinics. Here are some of the key differences between private acupuncture and community acupuncture services....

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Chinese Acupuncture for Allergies

The beauty and warmth of Spring time can so often be overshadowed by sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, and red eyes. Rather than meandering around in a delirious haze from too much anti-histamine medication, consider trying Chinese acupuncture as a treatment for your...

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Case Study – Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain

A male patient came in to the clinic complaining of severe lower back pain. He was in his early 60's and worked a desk job for many years. Recently, the pain had become so significant that he was struggling to work. He was diagnosed with sciatica and neuropathy. He...

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Case Study – Athletic Recovery

Good Medicine Case Study #1 Massage & Acupuncture for Chronic PainIn early 2018, a patient named Luke came into the clinic with both chronic and acute pain in the lower back and hip region. His pain was so severe that he was unable to run, bend over, or stretch...

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Chinese Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for all types of pain. It has been consistently proven in numerous, well-documented studies. Some of the most common ailments we see at Good Medicine include migraine relief, lower back pain, nerve damage, endometriosis, and...

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What is cupping?

To put it simply, cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that targets areas of inflammation to reduce pain. But I’m sure you’re wondering: how does it work and why does it leave such weird marks on the body? Cupping can be classified into three different styles: dry...

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Alternative health care

Understanding Massage 

Learn valuable information about ancient Chinese medicine and how it can help you with your chronic and acute health issues.

Read Our Aftercare Guide

Benefits of Springtime Massage

Benefits of Springtime MassageWhen preparing our bodies to embark on our outdoor adventures, enhancing a solid mind, body, and spirit is a great place to start.Spring is in full swing! With the (almost) consistent Montana sunshine, many of us are excited to hit the...

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East Asian Bodywork | Meridian-Based Shiatsu Massage

East Asian Bodywork | Meridian-Based Shiatsu Massage

What is East Asian Bodywork? East Asian Bodywork is a meridian-based massage technique derived from the Japanese style of massage, Shiatsu. East Asian Bodywork targets the meridian system within the body. In Chinese Medicine, meridians are passages that carry life...

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Self Care at Home | Stretches to Relieve Common Pains

Amid the COVID-19 turmoil, it's hard to keep perspective and stay focused on your own self-care. When massage and acupuncture clinics are closed, you may be missing out on the essential routines of keeping your body health and happy. That's why Good Medicine put...

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Hydrating After Your Massage or Acupuncture

You'll hear it from us no matter why you're visiting: "Drink lots and lots of water today." But why do we stress hydrating after your massage or acupuncture session? There are plenty of great reasons to keep your water bottle near by after your visit with us. You're...

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Why We Recommend CBD During and After Your Massage

In addition to aromatherapy based massage oils, Good Medicine also offers massage using CBD-based products to enhance your massage session. Why? Because we have found CBD to be an effective anti-inflammatory with powerfully healing properties. It is an excellent...

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The Practice of Self Care | Massage as a Medicine

Many of our patients come in routinely. Many of them don't explicitly need massage as a physical therapy. They aren't suffering from an acute injury. They don't have chronic pain. In general, they're in fairly good health. So, why do they seek out massage as a regular...

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Types of Massage Therapy

Our Missoula massage clinic offers a variety of massage styles. Each type of massage is beneficial for specific aches, pains, or relaxation goals. Here are a few of the types of massage that we offer at Good Medicine. Thai MassageSpontaneous Muscle Release Technique –...

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Case Study – Athletic Recovery

Good Medicine Case Study #1 Massage & Acupuncture for Chronic PainIn early 2018, a patient named Luke came into the clinic with both chronic and acute pain in the lower back and hip region. His pain was so severe that he was unable to run, bend over, or stretch...

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Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain

What does chronic pain look like to you? Could it be that recurring migraine that has plagued you for months? Perhaps an achy joint that only flares up occasionally? What about that tense shoulder that you've grown so accustomed to that it has become your new normal?...

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Thai Massage FAQs

Thai massage is a dynamic approach of working through the layers of the body to increase movement and decrease pain. Your Thai massage therapist may use a variety of tools and techniques during any given session such as compressions, stretches, point work, Thai...

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What is cupping?

To put it simply, cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that targets areas of inflammation to reduce pain. But I’m sure you’re wondering: how does it work and why does it leave such weird marks on the body? Cupping can be classified into three different styles: dry...

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What is Traditional Thai Massage?

Usually, when I walk into my Thai Medicine teacher’s house for class, the first thing that arouses my senses is the smell of herbs. Herbal compresses steaming, ready for use softening through layers of bound up tissue; jars upon jars of dried herbs on shelves around...

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Complementary Medicine

Case Studies

Yi Dao, Qi Dao – Mind Way, Qi Way

An important Chinese medical teaching states out that our minds are led by our bodies and, conversely, that our bodies are led by our minds. So many of us feel better if we MOVE and exercise during times of greater mental or emotional stress. Working the physical body...

read more

Case Study – Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain

A male patient came in to the clinic complaining of severe lower back pain. He was in his early 60's and worked a desk job for many years. Recently, the pain had become so significant that he was struggling to work. He was diagnosed with sciatica and neuropathy. He...

read more

Case Study – Athletic Recovery

Good Medicine Case Study #1 Massage & Acupuncture for Chronic PainIn early 2018, a patient named Luke came into the clinic with both chronic and acute pain in the lower back and hip region. His pain was so severe that he was unable to run, bend over, or stretch...

read more