Our services include
AcupunctureAcupuncture promotes health by manipulating the circulation of Qi, life force energy that flows throughout our body. When Qi flow is blocked,the balance of homeostasis is tipped and various health issues may arise.
Chinese medicine treats the body as a whole, therefore, mind-body dichotomy does not exist in our medical literature. Your psychological health can influence your internal organs functions, and internal organs dysfunction can lead to emotional issues. Acupuncture can address both emotional and physical health simultaneously.
During your acupuncture treatment, you may feel completely relaxed. It is common for our patients to fall asleep during treatment, and leave our clinic feeling rejuvenated.
CuppingThe main function of cupping therapy is to increase blood flow to the local area.Increased blood flow can accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
Our clinic uses fire cupping, where the air inside a glass cup is heated, and as it cools suction is created. The cup is then placed directly onto the skin stimulating muscle tissues. This can be considered as a reverse massage, instead of applying pressure onto the skin, the cup lifts it. Cupping can help release any tension or knots within your muscles.
In term of Chinese medicine, cupping works by removing blockage of Qi in the local area. Since cupping forces blood to travel from blood vessels to the tissues, bruising is expected from this treatment. However, treatment actually relaxes the affected area without causing pain. The bruising usually disappears within 10 days.
Chinese Herbal MedicineThe ancient Chinese discovered that different combination of foods can relieve particular ailments. For thousands of years, Chinese medicine explored the characteristics of foods and categorized them into groups, based on their herbal functions.
Chinese medicine formula typically contains about 5 to 9 herbs. Ginseng, ginger, licorice, cinnamon, citrus peel, and goji berry are among the popular herbs used. Your practitioner may modify the formula specific to your body type and current condition.
When used independently, Chinese herbs exhibit little to no side effects. However, if you are taking pharmaceuticals, herb-drug interaction may occur. Herb-drug interaction is a crucial part of a Chinese medicine practitioner’s rigorous training. We ask that you provide us with a complete list of your pharmaceuticals as well as supplements.
We treat the following conditions using various Chinese medicine modalities:
- Chronic Diarrhea or Constipation
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports Injuries
- Digestive Issues
- Urinary Frequency and UTI
- Limbs Numbness and Tingling
- Various Types of Pain