Traditional Chinese Medicine has more than 2,500 years of clinical history and experience, successfully treating illness and promoting health. This nature-based form of medicine understands the body as it’s own ecosystem with heredity or acquired imbalances that can be adjusted to attain optimal health.
The modalities used include:
- Acupuncture: the use of very fine needles to adjust the flow of energy through pathways in the body, known as meridians.
- Moxibustion: an herbal heat treatment useful for inflammation and circulation
- Cupping: glass cups placed on the skin to produce suction and enhance circulation through the muscle layer.
- Gua Sha: a scraping technique, similar to the Graston technique, where the skin is stimulated over the acupuncture meridians. This technique may be used for children or for adults.
- Herbal Medicine: there is a rich pharmacopia of herbal medicine whose uses have been studied for over 3000 years to enhance balance both internally and externally.
- Nutritional recommendations and supplementation: diet and nutrition is an integral part of health and will be reviewed as part of your care.
- Exercise and qi gong: tai chi and qi gong exercises are important to maintain the balance of the meridian systems. Recommendations for these exercises may be part of your care.
- Laboratory testing: We work in conjunction with western laboratories in order to shed light on digestive or endocrine disorders from a western perspective.