Matthew Wagner, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, has a wealth of experience, having studied and consulted with many highly regarded Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine, both at home and abroad. Matthew has experience treating all manner of illness, pain, and physical complaints, including, digestive; hormonal; neurological; sleep and stress issues; injury and muscle pain; and cold and flu.
In addition to his Traditional Chinese Medicine education and training, Matthew also spent three years in classical monastic training as a Zen Buddhist monk, and brings to his treatments a wealth of insight into the human condition, from contemplative and awareness meditation experience.
He will create a personalized health plan for you, including dietary and lifestyle advice. Together, we will get you on the road to your own best health, and give you the help and resources you need to keep you moving in the right direction. Read Full Bio
A lot of people have been sick this year. Maybe you’ve been lucky, but I’m sure you know someone who has been hit with the seasonal cold/flu. If it seems like it’s getting worse, you’re right! This year has seen many more illnesses in the clinic. My experience is mirrored by that of my friends in the Western medical world, as well. So, what’s going on? It’s true that America has a health crisis. (The rates of diabetes and heart disease are higher than they should be, and most of us could stand to exercise more). Certainly, this doesn’t make for a strong immune system. However, I think an arguably more important cause (and very under-recognized) is the weather – the very world we live in. Abnormal weather creates abnormal health; it’s harder for the body to be in balance and harmony with the environment, when the environment changes unpredictably. This is also recognized in the research community, take, for example, the following statement from The Royal Society Publishing, “One important area for future research is the effect of disrupted seasonality on the dynamics of infectious disease. A recent review has highlighted the unprecedented rate at which vector-borne diseases have changed over the past decade, and has alerted a wide audience to the impact of changes in the climate .” (Stevenson, 1). This is clearly the perspective of Classical Medicine, where irregularities of the weather are attributed to the rise of epidemics, lingering pathogens, and even stress and damage to specific organ systems. Let’s take some time to explore this bummer of a topic, what it means for you personally, and realistic ways to stay healthy through the seasons. Read More
I'm elated to finally feeling better and getting answers to my health issues I've been dealing with for a long time. For over 10 years I worked in a corporate setting where I had sick days as one of my benefits. Not one year, did I not use all of those sick days. Quite often, I would wake up and feel like I was getting a cold or coming down with something. I had headaches on the side and top of my head, cloudy-headed, and was not able to think clearly. I felt like I had temperature on the upper part of my body, especially around my head. My eyes were really sensitive to light on these days and was hard to get in the car to commute to work. I just felt awful. I would call in sick, and often times, my manager would tell me that there's no colds or flu going around right now in the office and to take a good rest. I thought of myself as a pretty healthy person. I worked out, ate well, and had good sleeping schedule too, so it was a mystery to me why I felt like this so often. I didn't know anything about acupuncture or Chinese herbs when my sister recommended to try. I was starting to feel sick again and had to do something about it and found Matthew, my acupuncturist and herbalist. I'm terrified of needles, so needless to say, I was not a quiet patient. The first acupuncture treatment I had, as soon as couple of points were placed in my legs, I started to feel relief from my headaches. During the treatment, I felt different sensations throughout my body. The temperature was leaving my head, tention in my head was going away, and I started to relax. I actually slept through the treatments and when I woke up, I no longer had headaches or temperature. And I felt like someone pushed a "reset" button in my body. I could not believe it. I got some herbs to take for a week and I went to see Matthew again for acupuncture ad herbal treatments. I've been given many price-less lifestyle and dietary advice from Matthew that have changed my life! I highly recommend acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments for everyone now and I can not imagine what my life would be like without this wonderful medicine in my life. Thank you so much, Matthew.