CHINESE MEDICINE TREATMENTS
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of health and wellness that’s been used in China for thousands of years. It is based on the belief that qi (the body's vital energy) flows along meridians (channels) in the body and keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health in balance. Traditional Chinese medicine aims to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang, which can block qi and cause disease.
Acupuncture wellness treatments build on progress, and are based on feedback, current assessment and goals. Chronic conditions might require multiple sessions, typically spaced apart a week or more. Acute conditions not resolved in one treatment normally respond best with consecutive treatments over a closer time span.
Many patients benefit from regularly scheduled treatments, working through a new issue as a prior one is resolved.
Initial consultation + session
(All new patients must book this appointment first)
Follow up session Acupuncture +cupping/gua sha
Gua sha may be applied for problems ranging from acute or chronic illness to musculoskeletal complaints. Gua sha is a healing technique that applies instrument-assisted manipulation of an area of body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae, known as “sha” in Eastern medicine. This produces anti-inflammatory and immune protective effects that continue for days following a single treatment.
Gua Sha w/out acupuncture
Mobilizes blood flow through the placement of cups to promote healing of a broad range of ailments. Employs negative pressure (decompression) through cups that create suction, release rigidity, and lift connective tissues to increase circulation and oxygenation.
Cupping w/out acupuncture
Moxa over specific points to enhance immunity is a long-standing tradition in TCM. We utilize hand rolled high quality ‘rice grain’ moxa over points, heating them to generate the desired response.
Alternatively, moxa may be applied to needles (warm needling), indirect moxa utilizing a moxa stick, or through a moxa box to warm a larger area. Moxa treats cold in channels and systems, arthritis, pain in joints, and other complaints.
Moxa w/out acupuncture