for the Boise Community

Are you looking for a natural solution that actually works?

Are you someone who doesn't like taking medications? Maybe you've tried other natural remedies but they haven't worked. Or maybe the medications you are taking aren't working well enough. It's very common, especially with people suffering from conditions like chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, arthritis, migraines, neuropathy, high blood pressure, and others listed below. Often people are not given a good solution from conventional doctors OR other natural methods.


That's where we come in. Chinese Medicine is based on a 3,000 year old science of determining the actual cause of your problem and how to address it with specific and effective methods. Many people have a laundry list of disease names and diagnoses but ultimately still don't feel good despite all the testing, medications, and conventional treatments.


Chinese Medicine actually gives you something to do about it. We help people with natural treatments like herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, and shiatsu. Our patients report that our treatment methods work better than anything they've tried for years. They report less pain, more energy, and are able to get back to doing the activities they love. 

We help you find an herb instead of a pill.

 Natural medicine that works. 

Acupuncture for Veterans

We help Veterans who are dealing with chronic pain, injuries, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, and more. Many Veterans have found relief at our clinic using acupuncture to treat problems ranging from low back pain to fibromyalgia to opioid painkiller addiction.


We accept VA insurance through Triwest and the Boise VA. Most Veterans are eligible to have 20 acupuncture visits covered per year. Ask your local VA doctor for a referral to our clinic for acupuncture. 


When you need Chinese Herbs, you need them to work. That's why we specialize in Chinese Herbal Medicine. We source only the highest quality organic and lab-tested herbs because we care as much about safety and efficacy as you do.

Our practice places a heavy emphasis on Chinese Herbal Medicine, as herbal treatment is often necessary to treat chronic, severe, and recalcitrant problems. Traditional administration of high-quality herbs in traditional dosages frequently yields successful results where other methods have failed.


Meet Sean Dugan LAc, MAOM

Chinese Medicine Specialist

When you need Chinese Herbs, you need them to work. That's why Sean has dedicated his career to the mastery of Chinese Herbal Medicine. 

Sean is a board-certified Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He is licensed by the State of Idaho and certified by the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Sean is a classically trained herbalist who specializes in internal medicine for the treatment of chronic disease. He practices Jing Fang Classical Chinese Medicine and Jing Gui medical pulse diagnosis. Sean sees patients for a wide variety of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, autoimmune conditions, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and neurological conditions.


Sean is trained in Xing Nao Kai Qiao Acupuncture technique, the most researched and effective acupuncture method for neurological 

conditions including stroke rehabilitation,  concussion and TBI, tremor, Parkinson's, and MS. Sean also utilizes Orthopedic Acupuncture techniques for sport's medicine and Japanese Acupuncture techniques for those needing a more gentle approach. Sean also utilizes non-needling therapeutic techniques such as cupping, guasha, moxibustion, and Tuina massage. 


Healthy digestion is essential to feeling good. Acid reflux, GERD, chronic loose stool, constipation, IBS, intestinal parasites, Clostridium difficile infection are among a few of the digestive problems we've been able to help with Chinese Medicine. Herbs, acupuncture, and sometimes dietary changes and we'll have you feeling much better. "I'm having regular, spontaneous, bowel movements for the first time in 20 years!" is a frequent side effect of Chinese Medicine treatment. 


We all know we need it, yet many of us don't get enough sleep or don't get quality sleep. Whether they come in seeking help with sleep or not, most patients find themselves sleeping better with Chinese Medicine treatment. Insomnia, sleep apnea, nightmares, bruxism, bed-wetting, are all sleep problems that can be helped with Chinese Medicine. 

Men's Health

Most men don't like to talk about their problems. We get it, and we don't mind. All you have to do is show up, take your herbs, and you'll be feeling better soon. We're here to fix problems, and talking about them is not required unless you want to. We know that you are strong enough to bear the pain, but we are here so you don't have to. 

Cardiovascular Health

Did you know that all the blood in your body pumps through your heart every 60 seconds? We know how vital heart health is to our lives. Yet heart disease is still the leading cause of death worldwide. That's why we place such a strong emphasis on cardiovascular health in all our patients. Believe it or not, Chinese Medicine can detect pathological changes in the cardiovascular system decades before modern testing methods such as the EKG. Many people have pre-clinical heart problems that will go untreated until they get bad enough to require surgery or drugs. With Chinese Medicine you don't have to wait, we can help now. We have helped patients with hypertension, arrhythmia, angina, atrial fibrillation, mitral valve prolapse, palpitations, edema, varicose veins, and shortness of breath, to name a few. 

Chronic Pain

Neck pain, back pain, headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, hip pain. If you have any type of pain,  acupuncture and herbal medicine are some of the most effective treatments for pain available. We get excellent results with acute and chronic pain of all types. Speed up post workout recovery time, and help training related injuries to heal faster. 

Mental Health

We all recognize stress as a major factor in our lives today. Many of us struggle with feeling depressed, overwhelmed, anxious, irritable, angry. The good news here is you'll never hear a Chinese Medicine practitioner say "it's all in your head." Because it's not. Chinese Medicine has always recognized that there is no separation between our mind, body, and emotions. If you feel like something is wrong, then something IS wrong. Chinese Medicine treats the mind and emotions through treating the body, often with dramatic results. 


Herbal Evaluation


Para hacer una cita en español, llame al 208 629 8932

Chinese Medicine of Idaho

6540 W Emerald St, Suite 100

Boise ID, 83704


208  953  7690

Sean Dugan L.Ac.

Mara Bateman L.Ac. 


Call to make an appointment: Monday - Friday  9am to 6pm 

Click "Book an Appointment" above to schedule online any time.

Appointments are available: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 9 am to 6 pm.