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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine 

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years.  It views the human body as holistic in its function, with each system having both a supporting and controlling role towards one another.  The human body is an integrated whole and inseparable to nature itself.  A TCM diagnosis and care plan consist of returning and maintaining the balance within.  It places much emphasis on well being, the practice of good health.  We start off with a thorough online consultation  so that the underlying patterns of your particular constitution can be revealed.  

Your plan may consist of you doing your own: 

 

Acupuncture – Acupuncture is often thought of using fine needles that puncture that skin but it also includes needles that do not. The ancient text book, the Huangdi Neijing Ling Shu, refers to only two out of nine needles that penetrate through the skin.  Taishins, magnets,  laser, massage, pressure, electro-stimulation and tuning forks all activate the acupuncture points. We will discuss the options with you. Each acupuncture point has a defined therapeutic action.  Acupuncture improves the flow of energy (Qi) and blood in your body to correct any imbalance. Imagine the body has rivers and streams of electrical energy called channels or meridians that course through and around. Dis-ease occurs when they become stagnant or lose vitality.  

 Nutrition – as part of our information gathering, we obtain an understanding of one’s diet and lifestyle.  From this we can ascertain where changes need to be made to prevent ongoing harm to the body.

 Guasha/tuina (types of massage) – Guasha is a massage technique where a smooth stone is used to rub along channels or over certain points to release and move stagnation of qi.  Tuina is another massage technique that uses a gentle pinching and pulling action to relieve pain and discomfort. 

Moxibustion – this is the heating of certain acupoints of the body using an herb called Artemis Vulgaris to facilitate healing.

 Cupping –  glass or bamboo cups are applied to areas of the body to move stagnation of qi or blood to improve discomfort.

 Auricular Therapy – seeds, tiny magnets or tiny needles are placed on the ear which is a hologram of the whole body. 

 Herbal/nutritional supplements – as part of your plan we may recommend certain herbs or supplements that we think would be beneficial to your health.