Traditional Chinese Medicine
TCM has been practiced in China for over 3,000 years, it is based on Taoist philosophical and religious concepts of balance and opposites (yin and yang).
TCM is an umbrella term describing a comprehensive healing system that includes a number of different modalities, including acupuncture. In conjunction with acupuncture, other modalities are used to enhance the effect of treatment such as electrical acupuncture, electrical stimulation, infra-red light therapy, maxa, cupping, acupressure and friction provide a complete treatment.
The insertion of tiny, hair-thin needles into acupuncture points on the body stimulates body’s Qi. Studies have shown that stimulation of acupuncture points induces the release norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, natural hormones that affect our mood and behavior.
Benefits of Acupuncture include:
- Reduction of stress
- Improved sleep and energy
- Aiding digestion and assimilation
- Assisting with fertility
- Helping regulate hormones
- Reducing pain and inflammation
- Improving organ function
- Boosting the immune system
- Alleviating allergic symptoms
Fixed Cupping or Wet/Moving Cupping
A traditional therapy to increase circulation and thereby to promote the healing of a broad range of ailments.
Benefits of cupping include:
- Reduction of headaches
- Reducing pain
- Helping reduce appearance of cellulite
- Decreased bronchial congestion
- Reduced menstrual cramps
- Reduced constipation
- Reduced muscle aches
- Helping regulate blood pressure
- Helping boost immune system during cold and flu season
- Relieving stress
Personalized Herbal Therapy and Nutritional Counseling
Individual herbs or herbal formulas are combined to treat individual health needs.
Herbal medicine is best used in conjunction with chiropractic and acupuncture treatment.