Acupuncture: Involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. This process allows the body's energy systems to realign into healthy patterns and have a seamless flow of Qi.
External Qi Healing: The use of Qi gong meditation techniques to balance the meridians and energy systems of the body.
Tuina Massage: A type of Chinese therapeutic massage that involves acupoint stimulation and soft tissue manipulation that includes techniques such as pushing, kneading, rubbing, rolling and grasping.
Craniosacral Therapy: The use of very subtle, light touch to encourage the balance of the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal column.
Visceral Manipulation: A variety of manual therapy that incorporates gentle massage techniques applied to the organs located in the abdominal, pelvic and thoracic areas. These techniques help to release restrictions in the connective tissue surrounding the organs allowing for an enhanced flow of fluids and balanced energy flow.
Cupping: A technique in which negative pressure is applied to a glass cup in order to create suction on the skin. This is used to release adhesions in the muscle layer and separate fascial constrictions.
Gua Sha: The use of a porcelain, jade or stone spoon that is scraped along the skin to remove blockages created by Qi and blood stagnation and promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes.
Moxibustion: The burning of plant material known as "moxa" on or near specific acupoints and meridians. The plant used is Mugwort, latin name Artemnesia argyi or in chinese Ai Ye. This technique is helpful for strengthening blood, stimulating Qi flow and creates an analgesic effect.
Nutrition Therapy: We may suggest particular of foods or fluids that would be helpful to incorporate into your daily diet to optimize the body's metabolic processes. Traditional Chinese Medicine energetics of food may be discussed as well.
Sound Healing: The use of tuning forks, singing bowls and instruments on and off the body to enhance the smooth flow of Qi in the meridian system while encouraging a relaxing state of being.
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Herbal medicine is on of the essential branches of Chinese Medicine. We use common and obscure plants that have a wide range of medicinal properties. An intricate and complex system of diagnosis is accessed in order to come up with appropriate herbal formulas on an individual and specialized basis.
Nutrient and Dietary Supplements: Nutrient and Dietary supplements may be suggested or prescribed in order to enhance or boost particular body systems.
Flower Essences and Essential Oils may be used on specific acupoints in order to incorporate the energetic aspects of herbal medicine into the treatment protocol.
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