Traditional Chinese Medicine
Ancient people understood that air, food and water were needed to sustain life. The gift of the ancient Chinese was to recognize that even a slight impairment in blood flow restricts the distribution of nutrients, defensive substances, vitality substances, and vital air. If not corrected this eventually results in pain, dysfunction, and disease.
Traditional Chinese medicine has been around for over 5000 years! With the 5 Element Theory, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, Organ Symptoms, and much more, we can get to the root of the problem and bring harmony and balance back to the Body, Mind, and Spirit.
There are meridians and collaterals channels within the body. These are pathways for Qi/Blood, a regulatory system for Whole Body Function. Connecting Organs and the Bodies Surface. Acupuncture points run along these pathways and are stimulated to bring the body back into balance and health.
Electro-acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points with electric current. The therapeutic effect is to promote the circulation of Qi and stimulate healing.
From a Western medicine perspective, it stimulates the muscles and nerves. Increases circulation of essential substances, nutrient delivery to damaged tissues, and removes inflammatory chemicals.
In TCM terminology, cupping can...
Move Qi, stop pain, disperse swelling, dispel wind/cold, clear heat, and drive out toxins.
Reduce Stress, Boost Immunity, Reduce Pain and Tension!
Gua means to "Scrape" or "Rub".
Sha is the term used to describe "Blood Stasis" in the subcutaneous tissue,
After it is "scraped" it is raised as tiny purple or red spots on the skin.
"Gua Sha" is used for pain with acute and chronic conditions. Also, it can be used to boost immunity and relieve a cold. Oil is applied and a "Gua Sha tool" is used to rub the skin, this stimulates microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow and reduces inflammation.
Chinese Herbal Therapy
Herbs can be taken as a tea, tincture or topically. We can add herbs into our daily lives as a preventative measure, to boost immunity, help us adapt to stress, and nourish the body and mind.
An important part of acupuncture. It consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel pathogenic influences.
Healing must go further than the Branch. You must go deeper to the Root, and focus your Healing there. My passion is to Teach. Please ask Questions, I will do my best to answer them. If I do not know the answer, I will research and find it.
Together we will carve your path of healing. With Integrity, I offer you all that I can. What I ask of my Patients? Is to take an Active Role in their Healing. When we stretch at home, drink lots of water, and take appropriate rest, we are tending to our Healing Needs.
I look at Health from many angles. Relaxation of the Mind. A Nourishing Diet. Appropriate Rest. Exercise and Stretching. Working with the Emotional Body. Connecting Pain to Meridians and Qi/Blood. Maintaining Good Circulation so that the Body can do its Natural Work.
With TCM "Traditional Chinese Medicine", there are many Roads to the Same Destination. Which is a Major Relief, because each Person is Unique. Lets take a Journey together and Achieve Peace.