Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizes many modalities to help restore balance and health. Treatment almost always includes acupuncture needling. The needles are hair fine single use sterile needles. The needles are almost always tolerated by children and adults of all ages. Most people describe the treatment as painless or a tiny pinch as the needle is placed. Most people experience no pain nce the needles are in place. The expected feeling is a heaviness, energized feeling, or tingling may occur which is a good indication the needles are blancing qi and blood as expected. Many people fall asleep during treatment.

Treatment often includes the application of moxabustion which is an herb that is used to warm the channels and normalize metabolism of the surrounidng tissue.  It is primarily used for imbalance in the Liver, Spleen and Kidney meridians. It is very useful in the treatment of arthritis for pain relief. The herb can be burned on the skin using a protective barrier or on the needles themeselves. 

Cupping involves the use of glass cups or plastic cups to create suction. The suction lifts the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. This helps stimulate circulation, encourages lymphatic drainage,  relieves myofascial pain, and brings a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Cupping is also used to help recover from colds, flus, and other respiratory illness. It is a great was to help your body recover from lung congestion/phlegm.

Electroacupuncture uses a device that emits an electric current (similar to a TENS unit) that is attached to needles with alligator clips. The device emits a continuous current that stimulates the acupuncture needles/acupuncture points. This treatment is often used for acute or chronic pain, or areas where deeper stimulation is beneficial.

Gua Sha (Gua-run or scrape Sha-red) is performed utilizing a blunt tool that is rubbed the surface of the skin to releive stagnation of qi and blood. Gua Sha relieves pain, eliminates toxins form thebody, stimulates the immune system, improves circulation, regulates organ functions, reduces stress and fatigue, and restores emotional harmony and mental clarity. This procedure leaves a red/purple mark on the skin that usually resolves with 4-5 days.

Tui'na is a therapeutic form of massage and has been used in China for more than 2,000 years. Tui Na massage therapy is used on people of all ages from infancy to geriatrics. This therapy makes use of rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi throughout the body and bringing it back to balance. It works deeply with the positive energy of the body.

Tui Na is performed using various hand techniques. Many of the techniques used in this massage resemble that of a western massage like gliding, kneading, vibration, tapping, friction, pulling, rolling, pressing and shaking. In Tui Na massage, the muscles and tendons are massaged with the help of hands, and an acupressure technique is applied to directly affect the flow of Qi at different acupressure points of the body, thus facilitating the healing process. It removes the blockages and keeps the energy moving through the meridians as well as the muscles.  Tui Na can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or by itself.

Patent herbal remedies- At times Traditional Chinese herbs are required. Herbs are discussed and prescribed on an individual basis.

 

 

his treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person's asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
his treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person's asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.Tui'na and Herbal remedies.