Originating in China 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest, most respected, most researched and most commonly used forms of therapy in the world.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flowing through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. Some of the benefits of acupuncture include:
Stress and tension relief
Increased energy levels
Relief from bad habits and addictions
Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Acupressure is based on one of the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. Pressure is directly applied to these "points" on the body. This relieves muscle tension and improves circulation. It is a simple and powerful technique shown to be very effective in treating headaches, backaches, insomnia, and other ailments.
Tui Na is an ancient form of therapeutic bodywork based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A variety of pressures and strokes along the meridians (energy pathways) of the body are used to relax the muscles and stimulate the flow of energy throughout the body. Treating both the physical (musculature) and energetic (Qi) levels of the body at the same time can often achieve better results than a conventional western massage which only addresses the muscles.
Fire Cupping has been a very important method in Chinese Medicine. From stone to bamboo to glass cups, the cupping technique has been used for thousands of generations. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. Specialized "cups" are placed on specific points of the body, then suction draws the skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt - it simply draws fresh blood to that area of the body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique used throughout Asia for thousands of years. Mugwort, a small, spongy herb, is burnt to facilitate healing and health by strengthening the blood, stimulating the flow of Qi (energy), and enhancing overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated back to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Gua Sha has been used for thousands of years but is relatively unknown in the West. It is used throughout Asia as an effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments. First, Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on the body. Then a smooth round-edged object is used to apply short brisk strokes to the area. This creates red patches of skin (called "Sha"), detoxifying the blood and restoring a healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is no pain involved, and although the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days, the feeling of health and vitality arising from the treatment lasts much longer.
Pulse diagnosis is actually one of the most complex and important diagnostic techniques used in Chinese Medicine. Through feeling and evaluating your pulse, an accurate diagnosis of your overall constitution, Qi (energy) flow, and internal organ health, among other things, can be obtained to customize an effective treatment plan for each individual's specific needs.
Personal Nutrition Coaching – During this one on one consultation, we will provide advice on meal content, food selection, portion control and weight management after a full evaluation of body type according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Clients can also learn how to speed healing, discourage disease, adjust weight, increase energy, and boost overall health and well-being through proper nutrition.
Energy flows unhindered along natural pathways in the healthy human body. Often in locations where there is ill health or disease, blockages can be found restricting energy flow or stagnation can be seen pooling and decreasing the natural flow of energy. Techniques to remove obstructions or to increase the energy flow back to normal healthy levels can fortify any plan to improve a person's overall health or add support toward the healing of specific ailments. To clear energy channels and release the natural flow of energy we provide Reiki, Qi Kung and Meditation.
Reiki is an energy healing method that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over and slightly above the body. It promotes healing by activating the relaxation responses. It helps the body to balance itself from a very deep level. Reiki allows positive energy to flow into the body through the hands of the practitioner and this balances and heals the energy in the body. It has been scientifically shown to decrease pain levels, speed up the healing process and relax both mind and body.
Help your body heal itself!