“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ~ Thomas Edison
This time proven holistic healing method has been practiced for thousands of years as a complete system of diagnosis and treatment for all stages of health and disease.
Pain, sickness and disease are cause by a blockage, stagnation, excess or deficiency of our vital energy “Ki” (Japanese) or “Qi” (Chinese). Qi is the force behind our blood circulation, nervous conduction, lymph movement, and organ function.
Utilizing a combination of therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine and acupressure as well as adjustments in our lifestyle and diet, the imbalance can be corrected. A person’s “whole being” is taken into consideration during diagnosis so that the “root” of the disorder as well as the symptoms are treated.
How does Acupuncture work?
Natural, safe and effective, Chinese Medicine may be used alone or in combination with conventional treatments.
Chinese Medicine includes a variety of techniques to treat imbalances in the body:
Acupuncture – Tiny, disposable, sterile needles are placed gently into specific points along the energy pathways, meridians, of the body.
Electro-Acupuncture – Acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe, gentle, electrical current.
Acupressure/Tuina/Shiatsu – Massage techniques that stimulate the flow of Qi in the meridians.
Herbal Medicine – Chinese herbal medicine draws from a pharmacopoeia of thousands of herbs for specific conditions.
Nutrition – Specific foods used to strengthen, rebuild and balance the body.
Moxibustion – The dried leaf of mugwort is rolled into a stick or placed on the end of needles, then burned as a warming therapy during treatment.
Cupping – Using glass or bamboo cups to create a vacuum in order to increase warmth and circulation. Also helps with detoxification.
Gua Sha – A gentle scraping of the skin surface using a Gua Sha tool to increase circulation of Qi and blood which brings our protective Qi to the surface.
Qi Gong – Specific movements and breathing exercises used to improve health and vitality.
Tai Chi – Movement exercises that help develop harmony and balance, and promote maximum health.
Taoist Yoga/Yin Yoga – Deeply stretching the connective tissue of the body to increase energy flow and overall health.