Acupuncture stimulates the body’s intrinsic healing response and, over time, restores functional balance to the body’s systems. Acupuncture is a cumulative approach and has the effect of improving circulation, strengthening the immune system, normalizing endocrine & reproductive function, and balancing the nervous system. Lasting physiological change is best achieved though a course of treatment specifically tailored to address your condition and symptoms.
Moxibustion & Heat Therapy Moxibustion (moxa) is a traditional therapy in Chinese Medicine that uses the dried mugwort leaf (Artemisia argyi). There are several variations of moxa: one of the most common is mixing the herb with charcoal to create a stick. This moxa stick is then held an inch or two above the skin to create a gentle and relaxing warmth.
Dietary Therapy is a foundational building block of health in Chinese Medicine and food as medicine is a long-held concept. Dietary choices have a direct effect on your health and play an important role in preventive healthcare. Dietary therapy in Chinese Medicine has always recognized that there is no one-size-fits-all diet and recommendations are made on an individual basis. Lifestyle recommendations, in addition to dietary therapy, are incorporated into treatments as necessary.
Auricular Acupuncture also known as “ear” acupuncture, is an ancient practice. The ear is viewed as a microcosm of the body and like the foot in reflexology, different parts of the ear relate to different parts of the body. Auricular acupuncture is most commonly known for treatment of addiction and weight loss, and PTSD. Auricular acu-points can also treat pain in various parts of the body, relieve symptoms of many illnesses, and to calm anxiety and stress.
Tui Na translates as "pushing and grasping" and follows principles of Chinese Medicine and Chinese martial arts. Tui na offers soft tissue manipulation, accupressure, and massage techniques to increase blood circulation, improve lymphatic drainage, and provide musculo-skeletal pain relief.
Cupping stimulates blood flow within superficial muscle layers through the use of suction. This provides healing and pain relief for tight muscles and helps remove toxins and cellular waste from the body. Cupping also stimulates the immune system and the lungs to prevent a cold and alleviate symptoms of asthma.
Gua Sha is an effective therapy used to reduce body pain and to restore full range of motion. Translated as “scraping,” a special tool is used with oil to break up fibrosis or adhesions in the connective tissue of the body. Most commonly used on the back or neck. Gua sha breaks up fibrosis and increases blood circulation in the local area.
Qi Gong can be translated as cultivating vital energy - it is an ancient system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions practiced to maintain well-being, promote healing, and increase vitality. Posture and how we move through the world plays a role in body pain. Alignment based physical recommendations can help decrease the daily strain placed on the body. Relaxation and breathing techniques are often suggested for patients struggling with insomnia, stress, and anxiety.