Chinese medicine: A holistic way to improve your health.
How Chinese medicine can help:
Chinese medicine is unique in the sense that it treats the whole body rather than just treating symptoms. Chinese medicine addresses the root cause of disease. Through this approach, many patients will notice an improvement in many areas of their health including pain, digestion, sleep habits, increased energy and a sense of well being.
Our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves. Chinese medicine simply gives the body a boost, and allows it to do what comes naturally: To heal itself!
Chinese medicine has five main modalities: acupuncture, herbal therapy, dietary therapy, Qi Gong (gentle exercise), and Tui Na (medical massage). One or more of these modalities may be used in addition to acupuncture, depending on your specific needs.
Modalities of Chinese medicine:
Acupuncture uses very thin sterile single-use needles to access specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s internal resources.
Cupping feels like a gentle massage and it involves the suction of glass cups to your skin. This brings blood and oxygen to specific areas of the body.
The literal translation means “sand scrape.” Performed by scraping a blunt instrument to the surface of the skin. This process enhances circulation and draws out blood impurities.
Involves burning a special herb called artimesia mugwort either on, or very close to the skin to affect the flow of qi in the channels.
Chinese Herbal Therapy:
Sometimes our bodies may need a little extra boost and this is where Chinese herbs come in. Herbs are like nature’s medicine, and give our bodies extra support when we need it.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice:
Diet and lifestyle are important components of Chinese medicine. Simple changes empower patients to improve their own health.
Tui Na (medical massage):
Tui Na is similar to conventional massage, but is more focused on specific problems. It helps relieve pain associated with acute and chronic problems related to joints, and the musculoskeletal system.
Qi Gong (gentle exercise):
“Qi Gong” literally means “energy cultivation,” and it augments the body’s healing capabilities. It harmonizes energy on the physical, psychological and emotional levels.