Acupuncture is one of the most ancient practices in Chinese Medicine. It promotes the circulation of Qi (pronounced Chee), which can be described as the vital force of the body. Qi can be directed by inserting sterile needles at specific points along a network transporting system called meridians. When there is a blockage of Qi in the meridian, the result is pain or disease. According to Chinese medical philosophy, optimal health is achieved when there is balanced circulation of Qi throughout the meridians. Some conditions that are commonly treated with acupuncture include:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Gynecological Disorders
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel
- Common Cold
Herbal Medicine uses natural properties such as plants and minerals to safely treat and prevent diseases. It is often used in adjunct to acupuncture and is very complimentary. Traditional Chinese formulas or custom formulas tailored to the patient's individual's need may be prescribed.
You may have seen the circular bruise marks left on the skin of those who have received cupping treatments. Although it appears that cupping might be painful, it is actually quite gentle and aims to promote qi and blood flow in the channels of the body. Heated cups are placed on the skin to create a suction which improves circulation, release pathogens from the body, and allows the Qi and blood to flow smoothly to reduce pain.
NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE COUNSELING:
The choices we make concerning the foods that go into our body and the personal care we give ourselves is a key component to our state of health and well being. Nutrition and wellness choices will be addressed within an initial consultation and you will learn how to incorporate the right kinds of foods and activities to support your specific health concerns.
Also known as "E-stim," probes are hooked up to needles at specific sites on the body and mild electric current is transferred to specific sites on the body. This is done in order to intensify the stimulation of the selected points which helps to promote qi and blood, reduce pain, and encourage healing.