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ACUPUNCTURE & TCM

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the concept of Qi (pronounced “chee”) or essential life force that flows though the body, circulating through invisible pathways called meridians or channels that influence associated organs and systems. Energy from these pathways surfaces at various points on the body, called acu-points. When Qi flows freely, the body is healthy. When Qi flow is impaired, disease ensues.

The medical practice and teachings of TCM are more than 5000 years old. This ancient and holistic medical healing system is a natural and preventative approach to health care with a main focus on discovering and treating the underlying root cause of illness rather than treating the symptoms and stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself.

The medical perspective of TCM views the human body as an integrated whole, acknowledging the need to balance the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Our team of TCM specialists takes the time to discover and understand each client’s specific needs and constitution. It is a nurturing, supportive and scientific addition to traditional Western medical practices and is a great compliment to those undergoing care from other health care professionals.

There are numerous scientific studies and clinical research proving the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine specializes in diverse medical fields, making it an effective treatment for numerous health conditions. Click here for a list of the most common ailments which respond well to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is most commonly known for its use of acupuncture and its success in pain relief. However, TCM is a primary form of healthcare utilizing diverse techniques and modalities which are integrated to create a unique treatment plan suited to your individual needs.

Therapies Used:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used to strengthen the flow of Qi (prounounced “chee”) or remove blockages in the meridians through the use of tiny, sterile needles which are inserted just under the skin at specific acu-points along the channels. It is proven to be an effective, safe, non-invasive and complementary treatment method that can treat a variety of conditions and ailments, and is particularly successful at treating acute and chronic pain.

Enhanced Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatments (see above) that combine the use of Hot Stones, Massage and tailored essential oil blends to maximize the treatment by creating a relaxing, soothing experience.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

A facial rejuvenation method using Acupuncture to reduce signs of aging, clear blemished skin and improve muscle tone of the face and neck while addressing underlying imbalances that contribute to skin disorders and to the aging process. You will look and feel more energetic, vibrant and healthy. Click here for more detailed information.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicinal substances are a fundamental TCM modality used to restore and balance your energy, body, mind and spirit. Herbs effectively treat a wide variety of ailments, aid in detoxification, calm the mind, energize the body and improve the quality of life. We offer different types of herbs such as loose herbs, formulated teas, and pills/capsules.

Tui-Na Massage (Acupressure)

Tui-Na is a Chinese therapeutic massage which uses pressure, manipulation and a variety of techniques to promote Qi and blood flow within the body, utilizing the TCM meridians and acu-points. Tui-Na is used to treat the illnesses which begin on the “surface” of the body as aches, pains and other symptoms found in the muscles, neck and head, which, if left untreated, can move deeper into the “interior” of the body, affecting internal organs. Like Acupuncture, Tui-Na is considered to be effective not only for muscular problems but also for a whole range of ailments and produces better results than conventional massage.

Ear Acupuncture

Ear Acupuncture (also known as Auricular Therapy) utilizes acupuncture points found on the ear help to regulate the body’s internal organs, structures, and functions. Auricular Therapy is widely used for many conditions, including smoking addition, mood disorders, over eating, obesity, pain, and other conditions. We use Laser Therapy and external ear seeds on the ear in place of needles to create a painless, relaxing treatment.

Electro-Acupuncture

In Electro-Acupuncture, an electrical current is added to traditionally inserted acupuncture needles to enhance the treatment. This technique is highly successful for the treatment of pain, injuries and repetitive strain conditions.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is the use of a Chinese herb called moxa that is burned and placed over an acu-point. This very deep penetrating heat relaxes muscles, improves blood circulation and treats many conditions. It’s great for carpal tunnel, all pain disorders and recent studies show its ability to help turn babies that are in the breech position.

Cupping

Cupping is a technique that uses suction through a glass jar, in which a partial vacuum is created and applied over acu-points or muscular areas to relieve muscular pains, strengthen internal organs and expel pathogens from the body. It is also used extensively to treat the common cold and flu.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha (also known as Scraping) is a TCM technique that uses jade or other tools to superficially move the skin. It is great for many conditions, including cellulite and pain.

 

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