Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese medicine has been practiced for more than 2,500 years and includes Acupuncture, moxibustion (which is a type of heat therapy using the mugwort plant), and Chinese herbal medicine. It is a system of medicine that categorizes symptom and body patterns into individual-centered diagnoses with corresponding treatment plans. It has gained worldwide acceptance and recognition as effective medical treatment.
Acupuncture uses stainless-steel needles to regulate the qi (energy) of the body. By redirecting or enhancing qi flow, the practitioner can relieve symptoms and improve specific functions of your body. In essence, acupuncture balances your body and allows your body to function better. When your body functions correctly, symptoms such as stress, headaches, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica resolve without the use of conventional drugs. Acupuncture can also be used to prevent disease, maintain health, relax and rejuvenate.
East Asian medical practitioners use a variety of healthcare therapies. Acupuncture, moxibustion and Chinese herbal medicine are the most popular.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy have proven benefits for a variety of conditions, including:
- Relieves Neck and Back Pain
- Improves Sciatica
- Alleviates stiffness and Pain
- Sports Related Injuries
- Fertility Enhancement
- Eases Stress
- Supports Smoking Cessation
Other aspects of East Asian medicine include the following
- Electroacupuncture – the use of fine microcurrent technology
- Diet, Lifestyle and Nutritional Counseling
- Tui Na massage
- Cupping – this employs a glass or bamboo cup as a suction device to stimulate
blood circulation and release fascia tension
- Tai Chi – a form of physical exercise
- Qi Gong – meditation and qi building/moving technique
- Various forms of therapeutic massage