Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice performed by placing ultra- thin needles in certain parts (acupoints) of meridians of the human body. Qi (energy) flows through our bodies in channels, much like blood vessels or nerves. These channels flow out to the extremities and inward to the organs of the body. By accessing the Qi through points on the surface of the body we are able to affect the functioning of the internal organs and body systems. Making Yin-Yang balance, the mind-body would be harmony.
Everyone responds differently to treatment, but acupuncture tends to work best when done regularly and frequently. If a condition is acute or severe, expect treatments twice week until symptoms become manageable. If a condition is chronic, once a week at the beginning until significantly reduced then transferring to once two weeks until once a month for maintenance. The effect of treatment tends to be cumulative so that effects last longer with each session. We strongly encourage self-care, so taking herbs, stretching or changing your diet and lifestyle habits can significantly improve your overall results.
Chinese Herbal Medicine, along with the other components of Chinese medicine, is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person's Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.
Herbs are now available in a number of formats, both traditional and modern. The traditional method is to boil a mixture of dried herbs to make a tea or to use pills. The herbs are also now commonly prescribed as freeze dried powders or tinctures. The herbs will at first taste unusual and often bitter to anyone who has not tried them before, but the vast majority of people get used to the taste very quickly.
TCM Diagnostics consists of the following Four Examinations:
*Watching Examination—This examination involves the observation of all aspects of the person, especially focuses on the tongue.
*Listening-Smelling Examination—This examination reveals specific sounds and smells of an illness.
*Inquiring Examination—The patient is asked a series of questions .
*Touching Examination—Pulse and areas of discomfort are felt by the practitioner to determine the cause of the dysfunction.
A Chinese medicine practitioner takes the information from the Four Examinations and determines the underlying Pattern of Disharmony. The appropriate treatment is then chosen.
Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. However no current is actually transmitted through the body— there is only enough stimulation for the patient to feel a slight pulsating sensation. Patients usually do not feel the electric current.
This electrode provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the Qi running through these points. In cases of stubborn neurological disorders and chronic pain, electro-acupuncture may be the best option for point stimulation and effective treatments.
TDP stands for “Tèdìng diàncíbō pǔ” (特定电磁波谱), which roughly translates from Chinese to English as “specific electromagnetic spectrum.”
TDP lamp has a round plate coated with a mineral formation consisting of 33 elements essential to the human body. When this mineral plate is activated by a built-in heating element in the TDP lamp, it begins to emit FIR (far infrared) waves. Because our bodies also radiate this type of energy, FIR is easily absorbed into our skin.
It's good for pain relief and the improvement of blood circulation and immunity function.
Cupping therapy is an ancient technique of healing. Cupping is performed by applying cups to selected skin points and creating a subatmospheric pressure, either by heat or by suction.
The main proposed mechanisms of action were effects of subatmospheric pressure suction, which promots peripheral blood circulation and improves immunity.
For most patients, there isn't any discomfort. Cupping is a unique technique to treat people who have inner cold and dampness in the body.
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