Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is the most widely practiced form of acupuncture. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body is mapped with “channels” also called meridians through which the energy of the body flows. Acupuncture consists of inserting fine sterile stainless steel needles along those channels into specific points called acupuncture points to remove blockages and imbalances in the body’s energy flow. Removing these blockages allows energy and blood to circulate smoothly throughout the body, positioning the body to heal itself.
Electro-Acupuncture uses mild electrical currents that conduct through the acupuncture needles into the muscles and tissues to enhance the effect of the treatment and produce faster results. Electro-acupuncture has been proven to accelerate tissue healing and significantly reduce pain, inflammation, edema and swelling.
Auricular acupuncture targets points on the outer ear, to help relieve the complaint. Each acupuncture point on the ear, when treated, triggers electrical impulses, from the ear, via the brain, to the specific area of the body that is being treated.
The non-surgical Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture procedure is a holistic, natural and comprehensive skin rejuvenation program. Specific facial acupuncture needles are placed in a precise configuration just under the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It is an excellent natural alternative to cosmetic surgery facelifts and botox treatments. The protocol requires a 5 consecutive week commitment, receiving 2 treatments per week in order to maximize the end result.
Disappearance of fine lines, smoothing of deep lines, fading of age spots, increased muscle tone, radiant skin, clearing of acne and redness, decreased depression and anxiety symptoms, better digestion and sleep patterns, fewer hot flashes and night sweats.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice that helps alleviate pain, release toxins and stimulate the immune and the lymphatic systems . A rounded glass cup is placed on the skin creating a suction effect. Several health benefits are assigned to this modality; reduces pain, swelling, inflammation and congestion, loosens adhesions and maximizes blood circulation.
Gua Sha is a traditional healing technique, in which a practitioner applies repeated strokes over lubricated skin using a round-edged instrument. The application of the strokes causes small red spots to appear on the skin which will dissipate after a couple of days. The technique is most commonly used to treat fever, heat exhaustion, upper respiratory diseases, muscle and tendon injuries, poor blood circulation and pain.
Heat therapy restores balance, relieves inflammation, and eases pain. Many acupuncturists apply heat via infrared lamps or heating pads.
Moxibustion is an analgesic technique in which moxa, a flammable substance derived from the leaves of wormwood plants, is ignited. The technique is intended to warm regions of the body, as well as stimulating blood circulation and energy toward acupuncture points. It is often used as a supplemental treatment to acupuncture.
Tuina massage, is based on acupressure theory. Tuina practitioners use their palms, fingertips, and knuckles to press, tap, and knead.
A craniosacral therapy session involves gentle work with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized, and misaligned bones are said to be restored to their proper position.
The Aqua PT series is specifically designed for medical facilities for musculoskeletal pain management and related Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation applications. Aqua Massage PT provides benefits of Dry Hydrotherapy, Dry Heat Therapy, and Massage Therapy in a multi-functional unit.
- 15 minutes of aqua massage offers you the same health benefits as a traditional hour-long “hands-on” massage.
- You then save not only time but a significant amount of money!
- Patients remain clothed and dry with no post-session clean-up of oils or contaminated water.
- The pulsating water jets can be adjusted from a relaxing 2 cycles per second up to an invigorating 10 cycles per second.
- The water temperature can be adjusted from approximately 90°F to 104°F using the electronic thermostat.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbology is one of the more important modalities utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are over three hundred herbs that are commonly being used today that have a history that goes back at least 2,000 years. Unlike pharmaceutical medications, the balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered more important than the effect of individual ingredients. A key to success in TCM is the treatment of each patient as an individual.
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