In acupuncture, a TCM physician or Acupuncturist inserts one or more fine needles into the patient’s body to adjust the energy flow. Acupuncture points are like traffic lights on a city street, and the energy that runs through the body is like the traffic flow. Sometimes there is congestion or stagnation in the traffic, and the lights help control the cars and tell them when and where to go. Similarly, an acupuncturist utilizes the needles and acupuncture points to move the energy flow through the body more consistently to provide relief from your symptoms and restore balance to your body.
Herbal medicine can be used to treat and also prevent various health problems. In ancient China, TCM medical experts tasted all the herbs they used in person before they gave them to their patients. Raw herbs could be in the form of bark, leaves, seeds, roots and a variety of other natural substances.
Tuina Anmo is the Chinese term for bone setting, muscle and joint manipulation and massage. Tuina Anmo is used for a variety of purposes, including as a treatment for all types of trauma, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology and pediatrics.
Qigong (pronounced Chee Kung) is a method that combines body movement, breath exercise and mental concentration to exercise the body’s vital energy, or “Qi”. In China, Qigong is widely accepted for it’s curative effect, wide range of indications, ease to learn and safety. Today, there are over 200 million people practicing Qigong everyday in China, and it is gaining popularity throughout the world.
Reflexology involves pressure, stretching and movement techniques of the hands and feet to treat a variety of issues and helps restore balance in the body.