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Chinese Medicine is the oldest known, complete medical system.

It’s a system because it’s designed to treat all of the person regardless of where the disease or pain is showing up in the body.

When you become a patient, there are a variety of tools used in addition to the hair-thin needles of acupuncture. Based on your progress to get to the desired result, the following tools may also be used:

 

Moxabustion

Moxabustion can dredge meridians and regulate qi-blood and has been used to prevent and cure diseases for more than 2500 years.

 

Cupping targets soft tissue by applying local pressure with glass, silicone or bamboo cups to areas of pain. The suction increases  blood flow within vessels and capillaries, tissues receive much-needed nutrients and oxygen. The round, red circles left by the cups are not bruises but depending on the shade of red, is helpful to the practitioner in assessing the injury for next steps.

Cupping – often I’ll simply use one or two.

 

 

E-Stim: Small electrode clips are attached to needles on specific points during a regular acupuncture session.  The electrodes are part of a machine that generates a low-grade electrical impulse at a specific frequency and intensity.

 

Gua sha: A modality in which the practitioner uses medicated oil and a flat tool such as jade stone and applies steady, even pressure via short or long strokes . This action stimulates microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. Great for pain, fascia release, stimulating the immune system by helping to prevent or expel a cold or the flu.

 

Acu-essential oils

Acu-essential oils: Essential oils or plant essences are applied to acupuncture points instead of needles. This process has an amazing and energetic effect on the body for all types of diseases. Great for patients who don’t like needles including children.

 

Herbs

Patent Herbs

 

Nutritional Assessment: An hour-long process where we discuss food – not carbs or protein, but actually what you’re eating, how you’re eating, where you’re eating and what you observe to see where you might need to tweak what is supposed to be a pleasurable and nourishing experience several times a day.

Zhineng Qigong (medical qigong) is a series of body movements, but really a life practice that inexorably leads to improved health, an experience of inner peace, balance, joy and the unfolding of your inherent wisdom.

Hunyuan Qi Therapy (medical qigong) as part of the Zhineng Qigong system does not treat only the symptoms of disease, but addresses maladies at their root. Its approach is both holistic and scientifically proven.