Our Service is to help you feel better. To this end, we use the safe, gentle and effective tools of Chinese Medicine, which have a proven track-record of over 2,000 years. Below are descriptions and explanations of some of these different modalities.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
In China, most of the historical and contemporary Chinese Medical emphasis is on herbal medicine, with acupuncture and the other modalities positioned as secondary therapies. Though this relationship was reversed when Chinese Medicine was introduced to the US, herbal medicine remains one of the best options available for the treatment of chronic, complex, internal medical conditions that may not respond well to other types of treatments.
Acupuncture excels in the treatment of pain, stress, emotional and hormonal balancing.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, disposable needles into important nodes of the body, mapped out by ancient Chinese anatomists as acupuncture points. These nodes serve to enhance the body's circulation and communication mechanisms, allowing it to function optimally as an intelligent, fully integrated organism.
Essentially, acupuncture works with the neurological, vascular, endocrine, muscular and lymphatic systems, so that the body can do everything it already does, more effectively.
Cupping excels in the treatment of pain, by strongly relieving muscle tension and promoting circulation.
"Fire Cupping", whether performed with the traditional glass cups or with modern plastic cups, uses a vaccuum to provide a unique kind of mechanical stimulation. Ancient cultures from China to the Mediterranean have used it to enhance circulation to local tissues that are experiencing tension, pain, and inflammation.
Cupping actually uses negative pressure to pull tissue, releasing adhesions, and drawing stagnant blood out of local tissues and vessels, and so that it can be reabsorbed and recirculated.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na medical massage uses the principles of Chinese Medicine and the practitioners own hands and arms to treat patients suffering from both internal as well as musculo-skeletal conditions.
Tui Na uses anatomical knowledge of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, as well as Chinese Medical Channel Theory, to guide treatment that is at once therapeutic, rejuvenating and relaxing.