What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

In traditional Chinese medicine it is said that our bodies are full of energy channels that run irregular patterns.  These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish tissues and organs.  An obstruction in any of these energy rivers disrupts the slow of energy in all other channels, causing the body ailments.

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK:

Needling acupuncture points influence this meridians; Acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the channels and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians.  In this way acupuncture can be used to treat imbalances in our digestion, absorption, energy production and circulation through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is the needling the acupuncture points stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain.  These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body's own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture increases the body's natural healing abilities and it promotes physical and emotional well-being.

ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to heal illness, prevent disease and improve well-being.  Tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body, where they are gently stimulated to trigger the body's natural healing response.

Acupuncture is effective for controlling pain and can regulate the body's physiological functions to treat various internal dysfunction and disorders.

The needles are left in place for 20-30 minutes.  The number of needles required and length of time left in the body depends on both the problem and the consultation with the acupuncturist.

The process is completely painless, even relaxing, and in fact many patients fall asleep during the treatment.

ADDITIONAL MODALITIES

Auricular Acupuncture

This therapy involves inserting needles into specific points on your ear.  Stimulation of these points will encourage healing in almost all parts of the body.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-Acupuncture aims to stimulate the body's healing processes by sending electrical impulses through the channels, muscles and nerves.  Electro-Acupuncture is most commonly associated with pain management as it promotes the release of neurotransmitters such as beta-endorphin, a natural analgesic (pain reducer).

Cupping

Cupping therapy involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air.  The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup.  The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, break up and drain stagnation, relieve pain and pull out toxins.  Cupping also engages the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the client to achieve deep relaxation.

Moxybustion and Gua Sha

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials, called "moxa," are burned on or very near the surface of the skin.  The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and to disperse certain pathogenic influences which facilitates healing.

WHAT TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE TREATS

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Muscle and joint pain

  • Sciatica and Sport Injuries

  • Hypertension

  • High Cholesterol

  • Sinusitis and Asthma

  • PMS and Menstrual Disorders

  • Infertility

  • Menopause

  • Allergies

  • Skin Problems

  • Insomnia

  • ​Stress and Tension related disorders

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Low energy

  • Digestive disorders 

  • Constipation

  • Chronic Diarrhea

  • Post - Concussion Symptoms

  • Post - Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Chemotherapy and Radiation side effects

  • ... and so much more

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