“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.

ChiMed_teapotHow 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.

ChiMed_cuppingCupping – 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.