TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese medicine is a non-invasive, natural, holistic approach for treating disorders and illnesses. The focus is on the interaction of all bodily systems to restore the health and well-being of the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. The two main healing modalities of traditional Chinese medicine are Acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs. Proper nutrition, Cupping, Moxibustion and Gua Sha are other common treatments. Read more about TCM ➝
Acupuncture activates the movement of energy forces that nourish tissue, stimulate blood flow and enhance the body's internal systems. Fine needles are inserted into specific meridian points throughout the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
Chinese herbal medicine is the world's oldest, continually practiced professional medicine. Its written history stretches back more than 2,500 years. Today, the use of Chinese herbs is one of the most popular and effective alternative therapies in the West. Chinese herbal medicine is a very personalized treatment.
An unbalanced diet contributes to an unbalanced body. To strengthen the body’s ability to heal and respond to traditional Chinese medicine, treatment can be combined with nutritional advice that helps a patient understand what foods are best for their individual body and what foods to avoid.
Cupping is a therapy in which a jar (glass, plastic, or bamboo) is attached to the skin’s surface. Using heat to create suction between the skin and the jar, this process promotes healthy blood flow and drains excess fluids and toxins.
Moxibustion combines moxa and mugwort herbs with heat to warm regions of the body and acupuncture points. This combination of heat and herb stimulates blood and fluid circulation, promotes the flow of energy and maintains general health.
Gua Sha is a healing technique that uses scraping or rubbing to intentionally raise tiny red or purple spots (known as sha or petechiae) that can aid in the movement of energy, blood, and other fluids containing metabolic waste that congest surface tissues and muscles.