Acupuncture, herbs and other ancient techniques like cupping, moxibustion and gua-sha, combined with good nutrition, exercise and a positive attitude will help your body to work more efficiently. Chinese Medicine emphasizes lifestyle choices to promote health and well-being which helps prevent disease from starting. It recognizes health is more than just the absence of disease, but enables the body, mind, spirit and context to inter-communicate thereby increasing our capacity for awareness. Most people find the experience very enjoyable.
The first visit lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes a discussion of your goals for treatment, medical history and medications. We will review the digestive, reproductive and eliminatory system, as well as sleep patterns, diet choices and lifestyle. In order to analyze the body’s energetic system, pulses on both wrists will be assessed, in addition to observing the structure, color and coating of the tongue, prior to the acupuncture treatment.
The five divisions of Chinese Medicine are acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage (tui na), meditative arts (qi gong, tai chi, kung fu) and dietary therapy. Nutrition is considered the highest form of medicine allowing each patient the ability to cure and maintain health by making conscious choices.
Acupuncture, herbs and other ancient techniques like cupping, moxibustion and gua-sha, combined with good nutrition, exercise and a positive attitude will help your body to function more efficiently and our heart to awaken so that we can authentically engage in life.
Cupping therapy has been used for thousands of years and spans several continents. The cups pull blood to the skin and increase circulation to the area. Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture but it can be used alone. The suction creates a negative pressure that can soften muscles and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, toxins released and channels cleared.
In Chinese Medicine, herbal formulas were developed over the course of thousands of years using natural substances including berries, bark, resins, minerals, insects, and animal products that can be combined to maximize synergistic effects to address a variety of patterns of illness.
Chinese Medicine emphasizes lifestyle choices to promote well being and prevent disease. It recognizes that health is more than just the absence of disease but enables the whole body, mind, spirit to communicate thereby increasing our capacity for awareness, which begins with the food choices we make.
Qigong and Tai Chi are ancient movement practices for health and wellbeing. They calm the mind, thereby reducing tension and stress, improve sleep, increase energy, and facilitate healing.