Acupuncture literally means ‘needle piercing,” the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints) for therapeutic purposes.
Looking at the body as an integrated system of biomagnetic fields it was discovered that all parts and properties are interlinked through a living matrix that is mechanical and vibrational, creating a network throughout the human body. Acupuncture needles were believed to be the gateways to that matrix. A mean to redirect, increase, or decrease body’s vital substance – Qi, thus correcting many of the physical symptoms that derive from an array of imbalances.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years to help heal diseases of the mind, body and spirit. Medical techniques and theories combined with eastern philosophy provide one with many opportunities for self-healing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM) brunches include acupuncture, bodywork (tuina), energy work (tai chi and qi gong) as well as herbal and nutritional medicine.
Chinese Medicine uses food as a dynamic partner to acupuncture and herbs to achieve long lasting clinical results. Every new patient is consulted on the best choices that he or she can make regarding improving their condition through nutrition. Recommendations and documentation are given to patients to help guide on the journey towards sustained wellness.
Herbal remedies are included in Oriental medical diagnosis and treatment by botanicals only in conjunction with acupuncture care. The herbs are used in variety of forms such as ready to use pills and tablets, powder and tea. Herbal formulas are prescribed based on each patient individual needs.
Cupping Therapy utilizes a round edged glass or plastic cup with the introduction of a small flame, or hand pump to create a vacuum. The circulation of blood, lymph and qi increases when the vacuum is applied to the surface of the body creating a moving and pain reducing effect
Moxibustion (moxa) is burning of the Mugwart herb, which had been dried and rolled into cigar shaped form, over specific area or a needle. The heat and frequency (vibration) of the procedure has been used in conjunction with acupuncture for treating wide range of symptoms from fatigue to digestive issues.
As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted in specific points along the body and then attached to a device that generates continuous low electric pulses. The technique has been widely used in treating painful symptoms of musculoskeletal system.
SuJok, literally translates as hand or foot, is a way to use small needles on a hand (or foot) for simple and highly effective treatment of painful or internal syndromes.
KyoJung Therapy is a form of Korean Physical Manipulation. It consists of a series of assisted stretches, needling techniques, and propping methods.
Auricular Therapy uses a model of the human body transposed onto the human ear. The system is mainly used for stress relief or post trauma using five needle protocol.