Acupuncture originated in China as a pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine over 3,000 years ago. In TCM philosophy, acupuncture is used to restore health and well-being by inserting fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body that control the flow of “Qi” energy.
Qi energy moves along pathways in a network called meridians to link all the different systems together in the body. When there is a blockage of Qi, the body loses its state of balance and disease develops. Acupuncture aims to treat the body as a whole; unblocking stagnant Qi and promoting full body balance.
TCM MANUAL THERAPY
Often referred to as “Tui Na” or meridian therapy, Tui Na is a type of Chinese therapeutic medical massage. Tui Na often utilizes techniques similarly seen in massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulations, and manual therapy. From a TCM standpoint, Tui Na can both enhance an existing treatment or work as a standalone massage system to address a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.
Painless, safe, and non-invasive treatment system that uses ultra fine, sterilized, disposable needles across specific acupuncture points on the body to stimulate healing response. Acupuncture treats the body as a whole; addressing not only the signs and symptoms but also the underlying root of the issue.
Benefits of Acupuncture:
Completely safe form of acupuncture that applies small electrical micro-currents for a more pronounced effect. Painless sensations often feel like a light tapping as the muscles are stimulated. Used across a variety of disorders, it can be a very effective complement to one’s existing acupuncture treatment.
Benefits of Electro-Acupuncture:
Acupuncture face lift or facial rejuvenation. Safe and non-surgical beauty procedure involving the insertion of ultra-fine (almost hair-like) needles into areas of the face to improve facial texture, reduce fine lines, stimulate collagen production, improve cell regeneration, and promote facial circulation.
Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture:
Tui-Na Therapeutic Massage
In the Chinese language, Tui Na is a literal translation of “push and pull”. Utilizing a complex system of push and pull manual therapy techniques as well a series of passive and active stretching, Tui Na can complement or standalone to be an excellent treatment form for a variety of body ailments.
Benefits of Tui-Na / Meridian Therapy
TCM Manual Therapy
Cupping is a technique where glass cups apply a negative pressure to stimulate different areas of discomfort across the body. By creating a soothing suction on the surface of the skin, stationary or moving cups can decrease pain, stiffness, and stimulate tissue health. Also often used in cases of sports injury recovery and detoxification.
Gua Sha is a technique where a smooth tool like a spoon or flat end of a comb is used to “scrape” areas of discomfort on the surface of the skin. Gua Sha is often used to promote healthy circulation as well as to alleviate pain and tension in the body. In TCM practice, Gua Sha is also often used in the recovery of the common cold and congestion.
Traditional Chinese herbal remedies is one of the pillars of TCM. With a documented history dating back over 2,000 years, Chinese herbal medicine stands as one of the oldest, continuously practiced medical systems in the world.
In TCM practice, herbal remedies focus equally on both the direct treatment of a disorder as well as prevention of future illness. Customized Chinese formulas are tailored to each individual body type and aims to address each issue holistically. Whether taken on its own or in conjunction with an existing treatment, herbal formulas stands as one of the most traditional and effective forms of treatment.