By inserting needles at specific points, the energy system is activated and the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated. Acupuncture and it’s complimentary modalities are a complete system of medicine based on principles which have been used in the orient for thousands of years.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving Qi and blood flow. Cupping treats respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on the back, neck, shoulders for musculoskeletal conditions.
Moxabustion is used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the meridians and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi. Moxibustion is especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, deficiency, and aging. There are several methods of moxibustion. In direct moxibustion, the moxa is placed on the skin and lit. When noticibly warm, it is removed before the skin can burn. Indirect moxibustion is a cigar made of moxa held near the acupuncture point to heat the skin and the heat intensity is controlled. There is also stick-on moxa and smokeless moxa.
Japanese hand pressure therapy. Using Oriental medical theory, points along the Qi meridians are stimulated with pressure and various manipulations to restore and balance energy flow, releasing energy congestion, bringing relief from pain, increase range of motion, and decreasing healing time.
Developed by Dr. Hashimoto of Japan, Sotai is physical therapy involving coordinated breathing and body movement to gently bring the muscles and connective tissue back to balance with the skeletal system to restore healthy function.
Safe and effective, Chinese herbology is a complete medical system unto itself. Herbal formulations are used to achieve the same results as acupuncture and manual therapy, to restore the body’s energy to balance so the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated.
Injection Therapy or Biopuncture is a natural therapy consisting of injecting natural biological products in acupuncture points or other specific spots. Materials injected include; homeopathic products, vitamins, natural biological products, lidocaine.