Chinese Medicine is an ancient, comprehensive medical system based on observing the natural world. The most commonly known modality of Chinese Medicine is acupuncture. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very thin needles into the body at precise sites called acupuncture points. The practice of acupuncture removes blockages in the body, regulates the nervous, circulatory, immune and digestive systems, modulates brain activity, decreases inflammation, reduces pain and increases our ability to deal with daily stressors. The needles are painless and are typically left in the body for 10-40 minutes depending on the patient and the presenting symptoms. Treatments consist of a combination of acupuncture, electrical stimulation, fire cupping, gua sha, body work, nutrition/lifestyle consultations and herbal medicine.
Initial Consultation and Treatment (required)
Treatment time 75 - 90 minutes
Gua Sha, also known as Graston Technique by Physical Therapists, is a therapy in which the skin is continuously scraped with a small tool. Gua sha increases circulation, breaks up scar tissue, removes facial adhesions and reduces pain. Studies have shown that it stimulates an immune system cascade and the effects of gua sha can be found all the way down to the organ level.
Stimulate blood flow and tissue repair with skin scraping
Fire cupping is a type of suction therapy used to draw toxins, pathogens and lactic acid out of the body. Cupping increases circulation, stimulates the lymphatic and immune systems and treats internal and musculoskeletal conditions. It is great for when you are sick. It is also used to break up scar tissue and release fascial adhesions to promote the free flow of energy and blood in the body.
Traditional Chinese Cupping
Chinese Medicine looks at patterns in the body rather than symptoms and consists of thousands of medicinal substances- primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal parts. Different parts of plants such as the roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seeds are used. Herbal medicines in our office are administered in pill or powder form.
*session packages must be used within 6 months of purchase
Add on Amethyst BioMat
BioMat is a portable infrared treatment. The mat is filled with amethyst crystals that are heated through infrared wavelengths, giving you a combination of infrared heat and the production of negative ions - natural energizers - to provide a massage for your molecules. Proven to be the most powerful, reliable transporter of infrared technology, the amethyst quartz delivers light and vibration into the body to aid in insomnia, relieve muscle and joint pain, lower stress, aid chronic neck and back pain, reduce inflammation and improve poor circulation.