Moxibustion - The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. Moxibustion has been safely used in traditional Chinese suffering from cold or stagnant constitutions, it should not be used on anyone diagnosed with too much heat. Burning moxa also produces a great deal of smoke and a pungent odor.
TuiNa - TuiNa is a medical procedure for treating wellness, which is also a type of Manual Therapy. Referred to as Chinese Medical Massage, it is a vital component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. “Tui” meaning to push or stroke, and “Na” meaning to grasp or knead. A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi.
Cupping (Ba Guan) - Known as Ba Guan, Cupping affects the flow of Qi and blood. It helps draw out and eliminate pathogenic factors such as wind, cold, damp and heat. Cupping also moves Qi and Blood and opens the pores of the skin, thus precipitating the removal of pathogens through the skin itself. If necessary a gliding action is preformed with the cups already suctioned to the body to help draw out excess blockages within the body.
Bleeding Cupping - Bleeding is a Cupping technique in which plastic cups suctioned to create a vacuum and then placed on the afflicted area of the body. The cup’s suction pulls at the skin and is said to “suck out” the body’s toxins. The small incisions give the blood channel a direct route to clear excess toxins and pressure. Relieving much of the body’s discomfort caused by the congestion of blood, energy or mucus, as well as swelling or pain.
Scraping (Gua Sha) - Known as Gua Sha, strokes made with a blunt object removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and so on. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disorders.
Infared Lighting - Infrared light therapy has healing benefits much like natural sunlight without any dangerous solar radiation effects. Pain sufferers of all kinds are reporting varied results from the use of infrared light therapy. Benefits from this light therapy are due to the light’s ability to dilate and expand blood vessels which can increase overall blood circulation, increase lymph drainage of toxins, increase energy in cells and promote healing.
Medical Reflexology - Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. Reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system.
Electric Stimulation - Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to simulate muslces. By passively activating the muscle, by placing a pair of electrodes on the target muscle or muscle group, the unit can send electrical impulses through the skin to underlying nerves, stimulating the contraction and relaxation of the muscle in a rhythm similar to daily exercise. Electrical Stimulation can be used for two primary functions; strength training and muscle tone or pain control.
Ultra Sound - Ultrasonic waves are produced by means of mechanical vibration of the metal treatment head of the ultrasound machine. The treatment head is then moved over the surface of the skin in the region of the injury. The vibration may cause an increase in the extensibility of structures such as ligaments, tendons, scar tissue and fibrous joint capsules. The heat generated may also help to reduce pain and muscle spasm and promote the healing process.
Manual by Practitioner - A Combination of Chinese Osteopathic, and Deep Trigger Point Work. Designed to help release muscles, lengthen tendons, and bring balance to the body system.