Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old. It holds the view that the basis of good health is the harmonious balance of qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, in the body.
According to the paradigm, energy moves through the body along 14 main pathways called meridians. When the flow along one or several of the meridians is obstructed, the result may be disease or injury. TCM seeks to restore balance to the normal energy flow and, consequently, to relieve pain or treat disease.
Meridians are like rivers in the body.
Acupuncturists use various treatment methods to restore and maintain health:
Acupuncture: is the insertion of hair thin flexible needles at specific points on the body. This stimulation helps to impose balance on qi via the needle. Gentle placement makes the experience virtually painless. For your safety, only sterile single use needles are used.
Herbal medicine: is a powerful tool that is individualized for your specific condition. Raw herbs, pills, powders, salves, liniments, and essential oils are available.
Supplements: Standard Process
Oriental nutritional counseling: specific foods are used to strengthen, rebuild, and balance the body.
Recommendation of breathing techniques, meditation, and therapeutic exercises,
Massage, Reflexology, Tui na,
Cupping: glass cups are used to create a vacuum in order to increase blood flow to an area.
Gwa Sha: a gentle scraping of the skin surface, uses a gwa sha tool to increase circulation of qi and blood.
Electro-acupuncture: acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe, gentle electrical current.
Heat therapy: MOXIBUSTION, the dried leaf of mugwort, is rolled into a stick or placed on the ends of needles, then burned as a warming therapy during treatment. Infrared heat lamps, and Safety Warmermay also be used.
Acutonics®: is a deeply transformational, non-invasive healing system that incorporates sound and vibration to reharmonize and attune the body. The sound waves of the forks vibrate and travel deeply into the body along energy pathways affecting human physiology and reaching places not easily accessed by traditional medicine. Applying the forks stimulates and balances the body's physical and subtle energy fields to promote healing and inner harmony.
Lifestyle, behavioral, supportive, educational and stress counseling.
Digital Infrared Thermal Medical Imaging: is a powerful state of the art tool that is used to evaluate or monitor a number of health conditions without radiation, compression, or pain. Visit www.mythermography.com to learn more.
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