Our practice specializes in different forms of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), including primarily but not limited to, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Moxibustion, Cupping, etc.
Acupuncture: A pillar of TCM, with thousands of years of history, originated in ancient China. It is a non-invasive medical system which uses fine, sterile needles to stimulate specific acu-points on human body which activate the body's Qi and promotes natural healing. It can stimulate immune system, help with pain management, improve overall health, and can be effective for a variety of health issues. Please read here for a more comprehensive list of health issues that Acupuncture (sometimes, in combination with Chinese Herbs) can be helpful for.
Chinese Herbs/Herbology: One of the more important modalities utilized in TCM. Each herbal medicine is a mix of natural herbs (sometimes many types of) specially tailored to the individual. Often used in combination with Acupuncture, it has been shown to be helpful for many conditions.
Moxibustion: Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow.
Proponents also claim the suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. A famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong, reportedly first practiced cupping. He lived from A.D. 281 to 341.
Many Taoists believe that cupping helps balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring balance between these two extremes is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions.
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