Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates a wide variety of techniques to restore the body to its natural state of well being. At our clinic, we focus on the following treatments that help patients recover from their lifestyle, sport, work or trauma related injuries
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing which pre-dates recorded history. It promotes healing through application of hair-thin needles to key points along the body. Acupuncture is increasingly gaining acceptance in Western societies, as an effective form of treatment for a variety of conditions including all forms of chronic pain, migraines, arthritis, osteoarthritis and migraines. It promotes healing by reducing inflammation, improving blood circulation, and helping the muscles relax.
Cupping is a therapy which stimulates blood flow and Qi (energy) within the muscles by applying small glass “cups” over the affected areas of the body. Therapeutic effect is produced by the gentle suction of the cup which may stay in place or be moved to massage the muscles, leaving the body feeling relaxed and invigorated. This treatment is effective for relieving neck, shoulder and back pain or tension.
Acupressure uses different massage techniques to stimulate specific acupuncture points. It is a marvelous alternative for patients with a fear of needles, for children and for those who are especially weak. It'seffective for acute and chronic pain conditions.
Moxibustion involves applying a heated herb, Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort) to a specific point on the body to warm the skin and to blood circulation and energy flow through the body to relieve pain and discomfort.
Gua Sha is a rubbing technique applied to the skin to release muscle tension. It involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a specialized tool, which feels like a deep massage. It may leave slight redness which quickly dissipates.