Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. Acupuncture can help to alleviate acute and chronic pain, address our everyday emotions like stress, anxiety, fear, frustration, irritability and grief, and treat a wide array of diseases.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the more important internal medicine modalities utilized in Chinese Medicine. Chinese herbology incorporates ingredients from all parts of plants, such as the leaf, stem, flower, root, and also ingredients from animals and minerals. Chinese herbal formulas are typically used to balance the patient’s energy and restore health to the body.
Foot reflexology is an ancient healing modality that uses acupressure to promote detoxification and bring about health, relaxation and well-being. Reflexology has been shown to improve circulation, which boosts the supply of oxygen and nutrients to muscles and other tissues and speed the elimination of waster products such as lactic acid and stress hormones. This, in turn, reduces muscle tension and soreness, decreases healing time for injuries and illness, and improves immune function.
Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and energy within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain, and even the common cold. Cupping therapy works by reducing the pain we feel in our bodies. In Chinese Medicine, pain is caused by problems relating to decreased circulation of energy and blood flow. Cupping therapy increases blood flow to help to speed up healing and relieve pain and stiffness.
Moxibustion is an ancient form of heat therapy used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and energy. Heat produced by moxibustion penetrates deeply into the body, restoring balance and flow of energy and blood. Moxibustion promotes improvement in pain conditions as well as general health and is used to treat chronic conditions such as arthritis, digestive disorders, and ulcers.
Traditional Chinese medicine dietary therapy is the practice of healing using natural foods instead of medications. Dietary recommendations are usually made according to the patient's individual condition in relation to Chinese Medicine theory. A balanced diet, which leads to health, is when the five healing flavors are in balance. When one is unbalanced, certain foods and herbs are prescribed to restore balance to the body. Therapeutic foods are designed to assist the body in healing itself.