Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most complex of the medical arts. It is based on theories and observations made over thousands of years about a vital life force that flows through our bodies. This life force is considered an energy that flows through pathways called meridians, and is similar to an electrical current passing though a conductor. By manipulating the electrical current, we can change the intensity of light or sound. Similarly, certain points located along the energy pathways in our body can be used to manipulate associated energy fields. Acupuncture is the means through which these points are manipulated. Trauma, stress, environment, improper diet, or medications are some of the factors that can cause an imbalance in the natural flow of body energy, causing us to not feel well. Acupuncture focuses on correcting that imbalance and restoring our health.
Cupping is a technique that is especially useful in the treatment of problems of local qi(energy), or blood stagnation in the channels. Via a burning taper to remove oxygen inside the cup with a very short period of time, a vacuum is created, which anchors the cup to the skin and pulls the skin upward on the inside of the glass. This suction pressure encourages the flow of qi and circulation in the area beneath the cup. Several cups may be applied at one time to a particular part of the body such as the back.
Cupping is particularly helpful for conditions such as rheumatism, lumbago, and stiff neck and shoulders as it increases circulation and the mobility of affected areas.
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Moxibustion has an invigorating and warming effect, widely used for cold conditions such as hemiplegia, aphasia, stiff neck, back, frozen shoulder, fatigue, rheumatism and lumbago.
Mox is the process of heat, which is obtained by burning dried mugwort to specific points on the skin in order to treat disease and restore the smooth flow of qi in the meridians.
Acupressure and Tui Na (Chinese medical massage)
Acupressure and Tui Na are not only for pediatric patients and people who are sensitive to acupuncture needles, but it also sometimes combined with acupuncture.
Acupressure is a part of Tui Na, by using thumb instead of needles to stimulate the human body and the flow of Qi (vital energy). Pressure is applied on different acupoints on the body to gain balance of the body and movement of Qi. Acupressure is used to relieve pain, reduce stress, and promote general good health and well being.
Tui Na uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians. As its basic therapeutic orientation, Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
Now, Tui Na is being popularized in the U.S. as a powerful therapeutic extension of traditional western massage methods. It is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal disorders, chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
People in China have been using natural herbs to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions for thousands of years. The use of these herbs is called Chinese Herbal Medicine, and is composed of roots, bark, flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves, and branches of plants. Chinese Herb Medicine is one of most important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine which also includes acupuncture, acupressure, Tui Na, cupping, moxibustion, qigong and Taichi. We use concentrated herbal products, which are more effective with less dosage and easily taken.
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