TRADITIONAL

CHINESE

MEDICINE (TCM) 

Acupuncture is one of the five modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  The other modalities are:

Cupping, Guasha, and Tuina, or body work

Herbal Medicine

Dietary modification

Exercises such as Qi Gong or Tai Chi.

 

During your treatment I might use any of these modalities depending on your personal condition at this moment in time.

Herbal Medicine

Use of herbal treatments in nourishing deficiencies, or moving and detoxing the excesses of the body.  The Chinese herbal knowledge has been handed to us from more than ten thousand years ago.  With all the trial and errors, we have been left with many formulas that shine like precious gems, if prescribed appropriately and by licensed practitioners.

 

 

Moxibustion

Burning Moxa, Mugwort Leaf / Artemesia, to create a heat that is most moving, energizing and warming.  This herb has been used since the ancient times for its strong healing properties in Chinese as well as Tibetan and Japanese medicine.

 

 

 

Essential Oils

They have similar properties to the herbs, but since the sense of smell is directly influencing the brain, they have a stronger effect on nervous system, emotions and moods.  They can be used during the treatment on specific acupuncture points to enhance the treatment, or later at home.

 

Tui Na

Deep massage, to increase the flow of energy and blood in the tissues, to relieve stagnation that is cause of most pains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupping

Using suction and heat to move the blood and lymphatic flow.  A great way to detox, battle colds and relieve pains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gua Sha

Rubbing the outer layer of the tissues with a smooth rock or spoon, in order to bring the toxins out of the body and increasing lymphatic and blood flow.  Usually it leaves a bruise for few days after the treatment.  A great way to detox, battle colds and pains.