Dr. Peter Pi has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine
in the United States for a decade. His practice includes Chinese
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.
Dr. Pi, as he is fondly called by his patients, has a long
and distinguished medical career. Prior to coming to San Jose in 1994, he was
the Director and Chief Attending Physician of the Department of Internal
Medicine at Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, one of China's most
distinguished medical facilities.
Acupuncture is one of the keystones of Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM), a 5,000 year old approach to medicine which is as valid today as
it was five millennium ago. The oldest medical text book in the world, 4,700
years old, describes acupuncture and the theory behind it.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been developing over
5,000 years. The underlying principles of TCM relate to balancing any
disturbances in the individual's flow of energy throughout the body. This energy
flow, or Qi (pronounced "chee"), as it is called in Chinese, controls the mental
and physical health of the individual.
When you phone Dr. Pi for an appointment, you won't get an
answering service or a nurse - you get Dr. Pi, himself. He can generally see
you within the same day. As you enter his Salinas clinic
on a quiet street on the first floor of a comfortable building you immediately
sense the clean and comfortable setting. Dr. Pi warmly welcomes each and every
patient personally. He regards his patients as his friends and treats them with
care and respect.