CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL THERAPY
Acupuncture protocols are derived from the Su Wen, Nei-jing, Nan jing and Yellow Emperor’s Classic readings. These treatments address internal imbalances that often lead to chronic musculoskeletal and joint pain, migraines, digestive issues, autoimmune disorders and emotional issues such as depression.
Herbal formulations are written and prescribed by selecting Chinese medicinal herbs based on the information revealed by the patient’s primary complaint, medical history, pulse and tongue readings.
Basing an herbal formulation on these readings maximizes its effectiveness and directs it exactly where it is needed in the body. These herbal formulations are taken with the meditative intention to heal the body, prevent disease and boost ones vitality. Herbal therapy will provide support in between acupuncture treatments so the patient can progressively improve.
This nutritional approach is based on Classical Chinese Medicine theory. For example, if one runs hot internally, one should eat more cooling foods to balance the system. If one is internally damp, one should stay away from foods that create dampness such as sugar, foods cold in temperature, and raw foods. Dampness is a condition that is caused by a weak spleen and overtaxed stomach and liver. Poor and/or irregular eating habits over time will leave one’s digestive system sluggish and slow. Foods that clear damp will help rebalance the spleen allowing it to regain strength.
This Chinese medicine modality involves clearing and venting heat from the body through a mild skin scraping technique on a specific area or meridian. This technique can help clear pain, inflammation, stagnation and pathogens from the body. This often leaves one feeling a much better flow in the body and mind.
This Chinese medicine modality uses of a cup to create suction to clear cold from the body that may be trapped on the muscle layer. Cold trapped on the muscle layer will elicit an achy pain, tightness and referral pain to other adjacent areas of the body. Cold damage may be contracted when the skin or body contacts cold such as air condition, cold weather, eating cold foods, cold wind or water and cold or raw drinks.
Cupping clears the cold from the skin and muscle layer, allowing new blood to flow in and warm the muscle again.
Electrodes are attached to an acupuncture needle to send electrical pulses to the preferred site or injury for many musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. Bell’s palsy, atrophy, weak muscles and trigger points are addressed with this modality.
This is a form of Chinese massage that uses 9 different techniques to provide internal and external healing results. Areas of stagnation and non-flow of energy along the meridians can result in a lack of oxygen and restricted blood flow. Oxygen and blood carry vital nutrients and minerals. These important functions can be restored with Tuina.
Qi Gong is a series of movements, both meditative and fluid, done with the awareness of one’s own breathing. These movements are powerful and grounding as they teach us to utilize one’s own energy and the energy around us in a way that can be self-healing.