Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown as effective in the treatment of specific health problems. These points have been mapped by the Chinese for over three thousand years. Acupuncture is a treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of TCM is the notion that a type of life force, called chi, flows through channels in the body called meridians. Each meridian is connected to one specific organ, or group of organs, that govern particular bodily functions. When there’s too much or too little chi in a meridian or when the chi stagnates illness results. Acupuncture treatment unblocks or rebalances the chi.
Electro-Acupuncture is the use of low frequency electrically stimulated needles for continuous stimulation of acupoints.
Moxibustion treats and prevents diseases by applying heat, generated from the herb mugwort, to points or certain locations of the human body. The material used is mainly ” moxa – wool ” in the form of a cone or stick. The heat warms the chi and Blood in the channels and is therefore useful in the treatment of disease and maintenance of health. Sometimes moxibustion is more effective than acupuncture, whereas at other times the two have a synergistic effect.
Cupping is a method of treating disease caused by local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in jars, by means of heat or through a pump, which are then applied to the skin, drawing up the underlying tissues to improve blood circulation and unblock congestion. Today, cups made of glass, plastics or bamboo are by far the most common. They are available in many sizes, and selected according to the skin surface and method of treatment.
Chinese herbs and Chinese medicines have been used for thousands of years to help people feel better, more vital and live longer. Many of them have also been used for treating various illness and restoring the normal body functions for hundreds of years, and have proved their effectiveness. One of the most appealing qualities of Chinese herbal therapy is the low risk of adverse reaction or side effects, especially when compared to pharmaceutical drugs.
Supplements are products intended to complement the diet that bears or contains one or more of the following dietary ingredients: vitamin, mineral, amino acid, herb or other botanical intended for ingestion in the form of a capsule, powder, softgel, or gelcap used to help people feel better, more vital and live longer.
Massage is the act of rubbing or kneading of parts of the body to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide stimulation. There are many forms of massage, such as Therapeutic Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release and Shiatsu.
In Chinese philosophy and medicine there exists a concept of ‘chi.’ Chi is the vital force that animates the body. Tai Chi aims to foster the circulation of this force through a form of moving yoga and meditation. By doing this, the health and vitality of the person are enhanced. Tai Chi is practiced from forms. These forms consist of a sequence of movements. Many of these movements are originally derived from martial arts. It is performed primarily while standing and moving very slowly and methodically, twisting your body and raising and lowering limbs. It is usually performed with quiet, soothing music and because of its low stress on muscles and joints, can be performed by people of all ages.
Tui Na is a comprehensive system of therapeutic massage that uses different strokes applied to acupoints, channels and muscle groups. The strokes and techniques stimulate an exchange of Qi energy between the practitioner and the patient, and this is the secret healing power of Tui Na
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