acupuncture & tradtional chinesse medicine
We specialize in treating pain, addiction, and cancer support - in addition to sports injury rehabilitation, women’s health /infertility facial rejuvenation, and general health and wellness.
Acupuncture treatment sessions last about one hour, and patients should plan on eating within four hours beforehand and on wearing comfortable clothing that can be adjusted to expose the arms and legs to above the elbows and knees.
A technique in which very fine, sterile, single-use needles are inserted into acupoints on the patient’s body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the acupoints are functional spots along energetic pathways in the body called channels (or meridians), which cover the surface of the body and connect to the internal organs. The intended effect of acupuncture is to restore balance to the body by removing obstructions from the channels and by activating the body’s own defense and repair mechanisms. Usually between ten and twenty acupoints are needled in one session, with needles.
Herbal Medicine Consultation
Herbs may be administered per patient in a tailored fashion, combining individual raw or granule ingredients that are decocted and taken daily as a tea, or most common formulas are also available as standardized “patent” pills or capsules. Herbal formulas, as well as dietary therapy, are based on the flavors and thermal effects of the overall combination of ingredients and on the patient’s constitution and imbalances. This service may be included at no charge in a combination of other services.
Medical Tunia Massage
A form of bodywork based on TCM diagnosis which uses the acupoints and channels and employs joint and soft tissue techniques such as pressing, kneading, rubbing, pulling, stretching, rotating, and traction. It is sometimes compared to shiatsu or deep-tissue massage.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System uses a needling technique that is superficial versus other deep needle threading techniques. The needling increases QI and blood flow to the face which helps the production of collagen and elastin. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine the Mei Zen practitioner also uses acupuncture points on the body to complete the balancing of energy. This results in an overall rejuvenating effect of body, mind, and spirit. Diet, lifestyle and skin care are also evaluated and addressed.
Cupping: A type of bodywork by which open glass spheres are affixed to the body by heating the air within the cup and then placing the cup against the skin. After placing the cup on the skin, the air inside cools and creates lower pressure and suction to the skin. If combined with massage oil, cups can be slid around the back and other areas of the body to remove obstructions from the channels.
Gua Sha: A type of bodywork using a hand-held plastic blade to gently scrape the back and other areas of the body in order to remove obstructions from the surface of the body.