Medicine

powerful and effective

Traditional Chinese Medicine understands the interconnection between body, mind, and spirit. 

acupuncture
Acupuncture

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and manipulation of fine, filiform needles into specific points on the body to ease pain and has shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health concerns. Most of these points are located along meridians(or pathways) in which our bodies Qi, or vital energy, flow. There are over 400 acupuncture points on the body. Depending on the treatment style and area of the body, needles may barely penetrate the skin or they may be inserted deep at points along these meridians with each point affecting a different part of your body.

shutterstock_201100235
herbal medicine

Herbal remedies are made from plant materials that are used to treat disease and maintain optimum health. They have been consumed since the beginning of humankind.Herbs are generally prescribed in powdered, capsule, or tea pill form. Chinese herbs consist of many natural substances, from bark, flowers, roots, leaves, and twigs. They are generally administered 3 times per day, half hour before meals.

moxa
moxabustion

Moxibustion is the ancient art of heat therapy. The leaves of the plant Mugwort (Artemesia Vulgaris) are grounded up and either rolled into a solid stick, and burned indirectly over specific acupuncture points, or the powdery substance is burned directly on the acupuncture needle, allowing for heat to deeply penetrate through the needles. The heat increases the circulation of blood and promotes healing. The volatile oils in the herb are also known to increase white blood cell counts and boost immunity.

shutterstock_426144688
tui na massage

Tui na is a blend of rhythmic manipulation and pressure of the soft tissue along the meridians of the body and at specific acupuncture points. Tui Na can improve blood circulation, increase range of motion and is effective in nerve regulation. Tui Na massage plays a role in rehabilitation and is effective in the treatment of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

cupping-2852483_640
cupping

Cupping therapy has been used for centuries to promote healthy circulation, ease tension and pain, treat respiratory issues, and clear toxins from the body. We use glass cups or plastic pump cups to create a suction or pulling sensation over muscular and fleshy areas of the body- the sensation is like the inverse of massage. Cupping may leave red markings on the skin that will clear after a few days.

shutterstock_342518315
gua sha therapy

Gua means "to scrape or rub" and "sha" are the markings that can appear on the skin during the scraping. We use a porcelain soup spoon to perform the gua sha technique. The spoon rubs over acupuncture points and muscular areas to improve blood flow to an area, treat pain, and stimulate the immune system to stop allergy and cold symptoms. A few minutes of gua sha goes a long way to make you feel better!

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of schools of thought explaining the mechanisms behind Acupuncture. We do know is that Acupuncture promotes the natural healing process by having specific effects at designated Acupuncture points.  Through these actions, healing takes places through your body’s innate healing capacity.

Yes. Acupuncture needles are disposable and for single use only. In addition to needle safety, acupuncture has no known dangerous side effects.  There are small chances of bruising, bleeding and muscle spasms.

Considering the thousands of years of Acupuncture use, Acupuncture is considered one of the safest medical procedures.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can treat many different diseases. A few specific things we treat: acute/chronic pain, stress, digestive issues, depression/anxiety,  women’s health and fertility, headaches, and insomnia. The list is significant, so its important to have an initial consultation if you are unsure.

Typically, the longer the condition, the longer the course of treatment before one experiences substantial or lasting results. Acupuncture can be done as often as five times a week, or as little as once a month.

Yes. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to alleviate many discomforts commonly associated with pregnancy, especially nausea. In addition, acupuncture can be used to help promote a more efficient labor. In fact, many midwives and obstetricians refer their pregnant patients to Acupuncture.

Yes, many insurance plans cover acupuncture. You can call your insurance provider with specific questions, or have us verify benefits before your first appointment.