Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Chinese Medicine has a history of thousands of years of use in China.  Chinese Medicine therapy may include: acupuncture, dietary therapy, electro-acupuncture, ear acupuncture, scalp needling, cupping massage and gua sha.  These therapies are described below and they maybe combined and used together during your initial or follow up acupuncture treatment.

Chinese Acupuncture deals with the treatment and prevention of disease by stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians on your body.  Meridians are energy pathways that carry nutrients and energy to your organs and tissues.  Meridians are often blocked by an imbalance of energy or blood.  Acupuncture can regulate and harmonize the flow of energy and blood to help enhance your life and vitality.  The basic mechanisms of acupuncture are: analgesic, regulatory and immunological effects.

With the use of Electro-Needling Therapy, the pain sensory fibers in nerves can be inhibited to block the patient’s sense of pain.  Electro-needling is achieved by the use of an electro-acupuncture device which provides stimulation to an acupuncture point or group of acupoints.  Electro-needling provides a small electric charge similar to the biological electricity of the human body.  This can be performed during an appointment with no additional charge.

Cupping Therapy is an external skin therapy used for back pain, painful joints, cough, common cold, stomach ache, etc.  It is performed with the use of glass cups which are applied to the skin surface.  The air is sucked out and suction is achieved which helps loosen tight muscles, open pores and meridians and invigorate the local tissues and reducing pain and stiffness.

Scalp Needling is a therapeutic method that uses acupuncture on specific stimulating areas of the scalp.  The needle is rapidly inserted between the skin and scalp in predetermined areas according to the symptoms presented.  Some commonly treated syndromes are: paralysis, pain or numbness of the limb(s) or face, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, vertigo, tinnitus, impaired hearing, difficult speech, vision problems, functional disturbance of the limbs and more.

Gua Sha is a useful Asian massage technique that uses instruments in a unilateral direction to facilitate muscle relaxation, strengthen the body’s resistance to disease, and to flush out the tissues and increase circulation of the blood, sometimes called coining or spooning.

Ear Needling and Ear Seeds are acupoints on or within the ear used to treat diseases at other sites in the body.  With examination and inspection of the positive reactions on areas of the ear surface it reflects the relationship between the ear, meridians and organs.  This information may also be used to diagnose disease.

Dietary Therapy uses food to maintain health or to help in the management of illness.  TCM deals with properties of foods, their affects on health, and their therapeutic use.  TCM dietary therapy has a history of over 3000 years which has been recorded in literature but has also been handed down from generation to generation.

Acutonics-sound therapy is the use of specially designed tuning forks that activate the acupoints and meridians to encourage healing and relaxation with the use of vibration and sound.  This treatment is done off the body much like Reiki and it does not involve any needlea, this is a excellent option for the elderly, children and even grown-ups!

Reiki is a form of energy work that promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself and it does not involve any needles. It can improve physical comfort, promote relaxation and a sense of well-being, and can impact mental and emotional issues such as grief, resentment, and negativity.  Reiki can be performed on everyone, children, pregnant women, pets, and even plants. It is not possible for Reiki to do harm.  During your session, I will direct Reiki energy by holding my hands on or over different areas of your body. You may experience nothing, or you may see colors, hear sounds, or feel tingling, lightness, or warmth. You may experience something not listed here.  Reiki is offered as a distance healing session or can be done in office.

BodyTalk Sessions address imbalances on a physical and energetic level to help improve health and increase wellness, this is a non-needle session but does involve some light tapping.  Sessions can be done by distance or in person.  All distance sessions must be prepaid.

Lymphatic Wellness Sessions uses the Veltheim Method Lymphatic Drainage (VMLD) technique to assist the body in getting rid of toxins, cellular debris, excess swelling and even trapped memories and emotions.  This work can strengthen the immune and circulatory system, support weight loss, help transport nutrients and reduce emotional stress.  Sessions can be done in 3 ways:  on skin (you will be covered), on clothing or off the body.  Distance session can be arranged and must be prepaid.  BodyTalk and light tapping will occur at times during your session.

BodyTalk Sessions, Lymphatic Wellness Sessions, Reiki and Raindrop can not be submitted to insurance plans for reimbursement.  Payment is due on day of service.