Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to enhance the flow of qi (pronounced chi), the vital energy circulating throughout the body.
Chinese Herbal Therapy
Chinese Herbal Therapy is the oldest form of medicine which uses raw herbs, pills, powders, tinctures and plasters.
Moxabustion is the application of heat to specific points of the body to facilitate warming. Although it is sometimes necessary to heat large sections of the body to achieve the desired results in treating pain and a wide variety of disorders.
Cupping is a practice that uses glass or plastic “cups” to create a negative surface pressure in a localized area to help influence natural healing within the body to relieve pain and overcome fluid stagnation.
Guasha is also referred to colloquially as “spooning” because it is a type of massage that uses an instrument such as ceramic utensils for stimulating muscles to relieve aches and discomfort.
Chinese Dietary Therapy
Chinese Dietary Therapy includes the use of a variety of new inclusions in dietary patterns as well as the elimination of some foods that are more prevalent in Western diets.
Qigong Exercises are a series of dynamic exercise forms similar to Chinese yoga, to Tai Chi. They employ a series of postures, stretches, fluid movements, and breathing patterns to promote overall health and fitness.
Tui Na Massage and Acupressure
Tui Na Massage and Acupressure are used to release tightness to specific points or broad areas of the body.
Cold Laser or low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive, FDA approved method that can target acupuncture points (similar to acupuncture but without the needles) and soft tissue. It can be used to reduce inflammation and pain.