About Classical Chinese Medicine
Classical Chinese medicine is rooted is a system of medicine developed 5,000 years ago. It has evolved into a system the deals with energy meridians in the body to support the body’s natural healing ability. It’s a very effective form of healing without side effects. The energy of Qi (the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine) circulates throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. Illness occurs if energy flow is blocked or deficient in a channel. Chinese medicine supports a holistic approach of bodywork, acupuncture, nutrition, lifestyle counseling and exercise. Chinese medicine uses a combination of acupuncture, body work, moxibustion and cupping to provide treatment and return the body to balance.
Acupuncture: Single use sterile acupuncture needles are placed in acupuncture points on the body to help support the body's natural healing abilities.
Cupping: Suction type massage is used to promote increased circulation to help resolve adhesions in the connective tissue and decrease pain and muscle tightness.
Electrical Acupuncture: This is a technique used for acute and chronic pain by using small electrical currents to two or more points. It provides a continual steady stimulation to acupuncture points.
Gua Sha: Gua means to rub and Sha is a flush of the skin. Gua Sha is a scraping technique to stimulate blood flow, remove toxins, reduce fever and resolve pain from tissue adhesions.
Moxa: Moxibustion is a technique in which regions or acupuncture points are warmed with burning herb called mug wort or artemisia vulgaris. Moxa helps stimulate circulation through the points and induce improved flow of blood and Qi. It helps to support and strengthen the body as well as alleviates pain.