Therapies

Acupuncture

The stimulation of specific points along the skin with fine needles to promote and enhance the flow of energy (qi). The National institute of Health has documented and publicized research showing how acupuncture can help treat conditions related to the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system and digestive system.

Cupping

An ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced so that the skin is gently drawn upwards into the cup. This treatment is used to treat pain, deep scar tissue in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots and swelling

Herbal & Nutritional Therapy

A holistic, person-centered approach to treatment. It uses nutritional and lifestyle balance to optimize a patients biological, emotional and cognitive functioning. Unlike dietitians who prescribe a specific diet and nutrition, herbal therapies use herbal supplements to enhance optimal health even though there may not be clinical deficiency in order to treat symptoms and not the actual condition.

Tui-na Therapeutic Massage

Used in China for over 2,000 years, this technique uses rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of energy (qi)  throughout the body to bring it back in balance. Tui-na is known to both relax and energize an individual. The main benefit of Tui-na is that it focuses on specific problem.

Tai Chi/Qigong Breathing Excercise

A type of breathing technique that involves posture and mental focus. This type of treatment aids in reducing stress building stamina, increasing vitality as well as enhancing the immune system. It has also been found to improve various functions such as cardiovascular, circulatory, respiratory and digestive. There are wide variety of Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) practices that can benefit individuals of all ages.

Moxibustion

An ancient form of heat therapy originated in China by using the ground up leaves of the Mugwort plant. It is either rolled into sticks and held above the skin or the powdery substance is made into tiny cones and burned on a barrier created to protect the skin. The purpose of this treatment is to improve blood circulation, strengthen immunity and maintain a person’s general health.

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