Oriental Medicine encompasses a variety of modalities, each providing a unique degree of healing. Depending on the presented condition one or more modalities may be used.
Acupuncture: The insertion of thin needles into the skin that stimulate specific points on the body. The stimulation triggers a physiological response that restores balance and promotes healing.
Chinese Herbal Medicine: The use of plants, animals, and minerals in the form of powders, teas or pills that help maintain health in the body.
Dietary therapy and lifestyle changes: Recommended based on individual circumstances; nutrition, yoga, meditation, breath work and qigong support health and allow the patient to take an active role in maintaining wellness.
Cupping: Using glass or plastic cups, the practitioner creates a suction on the skin. Cupping is used to free up and balance the flow of qi, remove stagnation and increase blood circulation.
Gua Sha (dermal friction): Using a smooth edged tool, repeated pressure over the skin is applied causing dermal friction increasing circulation and promoting healing.
Moxabustion: The use of the herb ai ye (mugwort) is heated to provide a warming, healing and invigorating effect on specific acupuncture points
Tui Na: Also known as Chinese massage, the practitioner uses acupressure and massage techniques to relax muscles.
Electrical Stimulation: The use of a machine that transmits small electric current through the needles into the local area. It is often used for pain and muscle atrophy.