We offer numerous health screenings and therapeutic services, some may not be provided within your current conventional healthcare plan. This is why people seek us out. Our services are complementary to the conventional health care you may already be receiving. There are several traditional Chinese medicine evaluation techniques that aid in the further evaluation and progress of health status. It is beneficial to bring pertinent medical records related to your condition, such as past laboratory testing, x-rays and MRI reports. With laboratory advances in functional testing over the last 15 years, numerous tests have become available to better evaluate the root causes of illness. We provide our patients with information access to many specialized laboratories. For those individuals without primary care physicians, we can recommend a primary care physician to you.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture – needles are inserted in selected acupuncture points and gently manipulated by hand. Most patients find acupuncture painless.
Electric Acupuncture - is the use of very small electrical impulses applied to the acupuncture needles. The amount of voltage used is very small, but the frequency of the currents can vary from 5 to 2000 HZ depending on the patient's physical condition.
Tuina - is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping. Tuina methods include the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of vital energy or Qi, and gentle muscle massage techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships. Sometimes external herbal poultices, compresses, liniments, and salves are also used to enhance the other therapeutic methods.
Moxibustion - is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a spongy herb applied to warm acupuncture points. The moxa cones or sticks produces a mild heat, which is able to penetrate deeply into the tissues. Patients usually feel a nice, relaxing, energy flowing sensation during treatment. In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition, such as in certain types of arthritis. The burning of moxa on acupuncture points is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and Qi.
Cupping - is a therapy in which a glass vacuum jar is attached to the skin surface to massage and stimulate circulation to the muscles and tissues. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen in the cup which anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it upward on the inside of the glass as the air inside the jar cools. Drawing up the skin is believed to open up the skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of Qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body.
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