Practiced by a certified acupuncturist using fine, sterile needles, acupuncture is a low-risk treatment for wellness, fertility, reproductive health, and a multitude of common conditions. From a western perspective, acupuncture stimulates your body’s nerves, connective tissue, and muscles. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture activates Qi (energy) at points along each person’s Meridians, enabling the body to rebalance itself.
The foundational formulas of Traditional Chinese Medicine date back thousands of years. Over millennia, Chinese herbology has been practiced and documented—it is one of the most widely researched forms of herbal medicine. Still commonly used in Chinese hospitals, herbs are prepared in combinations to establish balance in the body. When prescribed by a certified practitioner, herbs can be a safe and effective alternative or supplement to pharmaceuticals.
Nutrition, Lifestyle & Environment - counseling & monitoring
Beyond standard dietary advice, foods contain various properties and are classified in a way to be used as medicine. What, how, and when you eat & drink, play a role in your overall treatment and health. In addition to diet, your emotions, daily habits and surroundings also greatly contribute to your overall health. Often all aspects are addressed in Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat the Whole person. Body, mind, spirit and nature.
Heat therapy combines gentle heat and minerals to stimulate deep muscle relaxation and increase circulation. We use a Bio-Mat on our treatment tables and TDP therapeutic lamps, which generate electromagnetic wavelengths of infrared energy. This mineral heat lamp has been shown in clinical studies to reduce inflammation and edema from soft tissue injuries such as strains and sprains. TDP lamps are also known to improve blood circulation, relax the nervous system and even treat your skin without any harmful side effects. The lamps contain a ceramic, mineral-coated disc that, when heated, allows the body to absorb heat through deep layers of tissue. Used in conjunction with acupuncture and herbology, TDP is an effective treatment for pain, wellness and many other conditions.
Cupping & Gua Sha
Cupping and Gua Sha are methods of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum or friction on your skin to remove blockages within the meridians (i.e. inflammation), thereby improving Qi flow—to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis. It is also used on the body to treat muscular spasms and pain.
E-Stim is the use of mild electric stimulation therapy during your treatment. It is commonly used in pain therapy, weight loss, and smoking cessation to offer a faster recovery time.
Electro-acupuncture is the addition of a small electric current that is passed through the acupuncture needles for increased stimulation. The patient typically does not feel any discomfort. This treatment is appropriate for decreasing pain, reducing inflammation, and accelerating tissue healing. Electro-Acupuncture is also referred to as Electric Stimulation or E-Stim.
Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM)
TCM is one of the oldest medical systems in the world, originating in China over 3,000 years ago. It is an effective form of healthcare that treats interconnected body systems by balancing the energetic flow (Qi) within each person. WS-TCM is a safe and effective system of treatments that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, nutrition, and many more modalities to help patients become and stay well. WS-TCM promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power and immunity, supporting physical and emotional health, and improving overall function and wellbeing.