Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
There are acupuncture points on the body connected by pathways called meridians. Acupuncturists insert very thin needles into the skin at different acupuncture points to access and redirect the qi.
Chinese herbal medicine utilizes natural substances such as leaves, roots, bark, flowers, fruit and minerals. In TCM, Chinese herbs are usually administered as a formula to balance the patient’s energy.
Tuina (pronounced twee_NAH) is a Chinese style of massage that utilizes techniques like kneading, pressing, rolling, shaking and stretching to treat musculo-skeletal problems and improve the functions of channels, internal organs, tendons, bones and joints.
A Japanese style of massage that seeks to enhance the flow of qi by stimulating pressure points with fingers, hands and arms.
An external heat therapy using the herb Aiye (mugwort), which is used to heat and tonify the body.
Gua Sha involves stimulation of the skin by scraping it with a broad, flat instrument, increasing qi and blood flow to the area.
Electrodes are clipped to the acupuncture needles and a very low current is passed through the needles to stimulate the body.
A suction therapy used to draw out pathogens and increase qi and blood flow to an area.
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