Chinese Herbal Medicine: Acupuncture Arts Center for Health; Robert A. Victor, C.A., M.Ac: Masters Traditional Chinese Medicine. Come and experience the healing arts of the East in a nurturing environment on Madison's west side.
At the Acupuncture Arts Center for Health I will treat you as the individual that you are, not as a mere medical condition
We will work together in a healing relationship. Established in 1993, we are one of Madison's longest standing wellness and acupuncture clinics. In this and other locales, I have offered successful outcomes to thousands of satisfied clients. Read just some of our testimonials.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most widely used and continuously developed mode of health care in the world.
Acupuncture has grown in acceptance since 1971 when it was used by a New York Times presidential press envoy in response to a health crisis during an historic visit to China. It is now a regular part of health care for many in this country.
With over 20 years experience, we offer customized acupuncture and herbal treatment as well as nutritional consultation.
We are confident that our services offer you the greatest opportunity for the results you want.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
In continuous use for 3500 years the traditional medicine of China includes acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage and the proper selection of diet and lifestyle to form a complete health care system. Whether these methods are used alone or in combination, TCM emphasizes not only the restoration and maintenance of health, but the prevention of disease. Acupuncture and the skilled prescription of herbal medicine can alleviate pain, illness, anxiety, depression, relieve stress and strengthen your immune system in order to prevent disease and promote health. Call 608-231-1001 for your Free Consultation!
In order to make a diagnosis your practitioner will compile a complete history which includes listening to you, observations and examination of your tongue and pulse. All of this information is gathered and woven together in order to understand the pattern of disharmony. This holistic approach results in a treatment plan specifically designed to meet you needs for a positive outcome to your health concerns.
Acupuncture - What to Expect
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific anatomical points. Sterile disposable needles are used to protect against contamination and transmission of disease. Once a needle is inserted you may feel tingling or perhaps a light pressure. The needles are left in place for a period of time during which patients typically experience deep relaxation. Following a treatment session, most people feel revitalized both mentally and physically.
Acupuncture - How it Works
In recent years the workings of acupuncture have become well understood. We still feel that the concepts written in the Nei Jing, the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal medicine, from 3500 years ago are valid. That said, the field of neurophysiology has clearly mapped out the neurological and electromagnetic mechanisms of how acupuncture works from the perspective of up-to-date science. We now understand the mechanism of acupuncture very clearly in terms of endorphins and their reaction from long strand muscle fiber stimulation derived from the tiny needles. The Function MRI has also been a valuable tool for scientists to map out acupuncture's effects on specific areas of the brain.
I frequently include Chinese herbal medicines as addition to acupuncture treatments in order to achieve the best possible results. Patients are prescribed one or several herbal formulas for their particular condition. The formula may be in the form of pills, capsules or powder. In comparison to most Western pharmaceutical drugs which tend to treat a particular symptom by blocking or substituting a normal process of the body. Chinese herbal remedies are designed to restore balance between body systems and to promote harmony of all processes.
Course of Treatment
Each person's physical constitution differs as does the duration and severity of the individuals complaint. Therefore, it is difficult to generalize in regard to the number and frequency of treatments which will be required. A course of treatment frequently involves ten sessions, though chronic conditions may require more. Often only one to four treatments will significantly improve a patients condition.
Conditions Effectively Treated
pain: acute or chronic back, neck shoulder, elbow or knee pain, tendinitis, sports injuries, arthritis; anxiety, depression, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, poor circulation; menstrual problems including pre-menstrual syndrome, irregular cycles, menopausal syndrome, infertility; asthma, allergies, skin diseases, common cold an flu; indigestion, GERD, constipation diarrhea; low energy, fatigue, immune system disorders; migraines, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia; addictions: smoking/food/drugs; support for conditions that may result from long term prescription drug use such as thyroid, asthma and other conditions.
Robert A. Victor, C.A., M.Ac.
Diplomate in Acupuncture from The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, 1986-1989. Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, 1991. Extensive and continued training in Chinese Herbal Medicine 1986-present. Trained, since 1994 with Richard Teh Fu Tan, world renowned Taiwanese-American acupuncturist.
Clinical acupuncturist and herbalist, Center for Health and Recovery, Berkeley, Ca 1990-1993. Staff acupuncturist and herbalist, Quan Yin Center for the Healing Arts, San Francisco, community treatment clinic for HIV and Hepatitis 1990-1991. Adviser with Health Concerns, a company dedicated to providing up to date consulting and herb formulations to acupuncturists and physicians who use of Chinese herbal medicine. Private practice in Madison, WI 1993-present. Acupuncturist with Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.
Awards, Lectures and Preceding Experience
Award lecturer and presenter for the National Conference on Balance Method Acupuncture: "Neurological, Electromagnetic Mechanisms and Recent Research on Acupuncture as related to Tan's Balance Method." San Diego California, 2005. Guest lecture University of Wisconsin School of Medicine "Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine". 1994. Community Education- Taught U.W. mini courses and community lectures on acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet and the inner tradition of oriental medicine. B.A. Social Work 1973, Colorado State University, La Plata County Colorado Dep't of Social Services, Social Worker 1975-76. Film and cinema work including the 1980-81 University of Wisconsin Football Recruiting Film. Staff, social work-psychiatric nursing teams at various Bay Area hospitals. Inpatient, outpatient and dual-diagnosis issues 1988-1992.
Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, ACCHS. California Licensed Acupuncturist, Medical Licensing Board(1990-1993). Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Wisconsin Certified Acupuncturist (Department of Regulation and Licensing)
Read what people are saying about their experience:
Freedom from Antibiotics: " I am living my life with better health than I could have ever imagined - and without antibiotics. I am most grateful! "
Genuine Care, Vitality and Wellbeing: "Dr. Victor's approach is a lovely mix of genuine care for his patient's well being I would highly recommend Dr. Victor to anyone wanting to increase their vitality and overall sense of well being."
Relief from Menstrual Pain and a Graceful Menopause
"Your acupuncture treatments not only surpassed all of the bothersome pain and stress related to my cycle; You have guided me through menopause gracefully (Your treatments) have made me a women without misery. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."
Help with Traumatic Injury: "I was involved in a very traumatic car accident. Without the help from your treatments and chinese supplements I do believe that I would be suffering in a greater way from the damage. My foot was saved. Totally commited to your care."
Success Beyond Expectations: "In one instance a nagging knee condition of many years was completely removed in one visit and it has never returned."
Sleep Without Pharmaceuticals: "I learned that acupuncture sessions are relaxing time-outs that make you feel great the rest of the day they solved my insomnia and cleared up some arthritis in the process, WITHOUT pharmaceuticals. I highly recommend Bob Victor's work."
Increased Fine Motor Skills: "my daughter who has atonal cerebral palsy and other disabilities has been gaining increased fine motor abilities and is also more mentally active and alert."
Surgery Avoided: "Upon returning to the original doctor's office he was shocked at the speedy recovery and inquired as to what acupuncturist I had seen and about his methods for success. "
Cancer Support: "If I ever face treatments for cancer or other serious illness again, there is no doubt in my mind that I would choose to go to Bob for Chinese herbs and acupuncture to attain the best possible outcome."
60 year old Japanese-American Woman and Madison Resident
Breath Restored: "Life was looking grim; the condition was unresponsive to Albuterol, steroids and other conventional asthmatic protocol. I would definitely vouch for Bob Victor."
No More Migraines: "This is the first time in forty three years that I feel really good. I am still free of migraine headaches."
Are You Afflicted by Pain?
Are You Afflicted by Pain?
Acupuncture Can Provide Rapid Relief With Lasting Results. Robert Victor, C.A. M.Ac. specializes in treating orthopedic injuries and is well qualified to treat this type of injury due to post-graduate intensive training that includes acupuncture orthopedics. He has extensive experience rehabilitating patients' pain due to work or auto injuries as well as other causes. In addition, he has treated the sports injuries of many athletes as well as aiding them in performance enhancement. There are many pain and orthopedic conditions which are effectively treated with acupuncture. If you have ongoing pain, call and schedule your Free Consultation with Robert Victor; (608) 231-1001 You will appreciate the results!
Areas of Specialty
Be Free of Migraine Pain
Robert Victor, C.A., M.Ac. has worked successfully with hundreds of women and men who suffer from migraine and other headaches. As a migraine specialist, he will get to know you and work closely with you. A program will be carefully tailored to your life situation. He will provide an easy approach that you will follow at home as well as the soothing and relaxing acupuncture sessions. Most people have profound and lasting headache relief within a month or two.
Anxiety, Stress and Depression Specialty
Have Your Life Back Again: A large placebo controlled clinical study has demonstrated that acupuncture is as successful as anti-depressants in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Robert Victor, C.A.,M.Ac. has helped many who have suffered. Most people look forward to their sessions and leave feeling relaxed and peaceful. Robert will be working together with you. You may find the ability to move forward in your life in ways that you may not have expected. Acupuncture and herbal medicine don't have the side effects or the need to continue indefinitely to have the desired effect on you life. Feel well. Have energy. Have the vitality that you need.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most widely used and continuously developed mode of health care in the world. Acupuncture has grown in acceptance since 1971 when it was used by a New York Times presidential press envoy in response to a health crisis during an historic visit to China. It is now a regular part of health care for many in this country.