East West Rehabilitation Program

REHAB at Nuuanu offers the East-West Rehabilitation Program that blends the best of both modern western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to bring the most powerful recovery and healing experience to our patients. Working side-by-side in the clinic ensures that our team of therapists has open communication with the TCM team, which takes the burden away from patients coordinating various treatments.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system combining the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, massage and movement exercises (known as Tai Chi or Qi Gong) to bring the body into balance. Whereas western medicine looks at a symptom and tries to find an underlying cause, TCM looks at the body as a whole and each symptom is looked at in relationship to all other presenting symptoms with the goal to assess the entire constitution of the patient -- considering both physiological and psychological aspects. As the only hospital-based, East-West Rehabilitation program in Hawaii, we are proud to present Dr. Wai Hoa Low and Dr. Xiaoqing Yang Hodge as integral members of our REHAB team. Both have been vigorously reviewed by REHAB's Medical Executive Commitee to ensure the highest standard of care. With over 25 years of combined experience including specialty training in detoxification, OB/GYN, Herbology, and Cardiology, both bring an enormous wealth of clinical knowledge and expertise in the treatment of physical impairments.

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of:

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Vertigo and nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immunity and infection
  • Skin disorders
  • Muscle spasms

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 808-544-3310.