Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, disposable, stainless steel needles on the surface of the skin in specific acupuncture point locations on the body. Acupuncture balances the physiological functions of the body to promote and maintain health.
Auricular acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, disposable, stainless steel needles on the surface of the ear. As with acupuncture points located on the body, auricular acupuncture promotes physiological function and health. This type of acupuncture has been found highly effective in cigarette and alcohol cravings, stress reduction, and appetite control. Often times, auricular acupuncture is experienced for a shorter period of time and more frequently to achieve desired results.
Gua Sha is a technique that uses a ceramic tool to rub the skin of the neck, shoulders and back. As with cupping, gua sha promotes circulation in the area it is applied to. It has a wide application in acute and chronic conditions.
Also referred to as e-stim, this technique involves the application of small electrodes to selected acupuncture needles. Micro-currents then pass through the needles providing additional stimulation to the
acupuncture point.E-stim has been shown to decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and aid in tissue healing.
Food enzymes are a natural and important component in our food supply, yet they are systematically removed to extend shelf-life. While shelf-life is necessary in our modern society, enzymes must be replaced, just as vitamins and minerals are.Improved diet and good digestion can prevent degenerative
diseases.Supplementation with plant enzymes, which will work in a broader pH range than pancreatic enzymes, will help digest your food, lessening the work of your digestive system and relieving some of the stress on your digestive organs.
Chinese herbal medicine is the skillful combination of specific Chinese herbs into a tea-like decoction that is personalized to support the goals of a person’s acupuncture treatments. As with acupuncture, Chinese herbs are a drug-free way to restore health.
Moxibustion (Moxa) is the use of the Chinese herb, Ai Ye to warm an acupuncture point, needle or meridian. Moxa has a wide variety of applications however its greatest use is in the treatment of chronic disease and pain.
This technique often referred to as fire cupping or simply cupping is the application of small cups to the body’s surface using suction. Cupping promotes the circulation of Qi, blood and other fluids in a given area. Cupping can address many different ailments and is often used for muscle pain, common colds and the flu.
A quote by a famous 14th century physician describes the role of Chinese nutrition within Traditional Chinese Medicine: " Doctors first have to find the cause for an illness and determine which disharmony prevails. To balance this disharmony, the first and foremost measure is appropriate diet. It is until this measure bears no results that one should use medicines."
Hippocrates recommended " Let food me your medicine and medicine be your food."