Integrative Treatment

 

The practitioner uses specific treatment methods to achieve optimum results in conjunctions with acupuncture to stimulate the acupuncture points, including moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, electro-stimulation and tuian or remedial massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.

Cupping



Cupping therapy is a method of relieving local congestion by applying a partial vacuum that is created in glass cups, using heat. Conditions that benefit from cupping include headache, back pain, joint and muscular pain, rheumatic diseases, common cold and flu, insomnia, stroke and asthma.

 

Moxibustion



Moxibustion is the art of heating Ai Ye (mugwort) over acupuncture points or areas of the body.

Moxibustion acts like a warm laser penetrating heat deeply into the body, nourishing and stimulating the point or meridian.

Using moxibustion has been shown beneficial in healing injuries, clearing illness and enhancing general health.

 

Gua Sha



The practitioner scrapes your skin to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow using a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua sha massage tool. The practitioner applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.

Gua Sha works with conditions such as headache, migraine, neck, shoulder, back, and knee pain, as well as acute diseases such as fever, flu, earaches, asthma and bronchitis in children and adults. 

Tuina



This is the manual manipulation of soft tissue such as muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia to rehabilitate musculoskeletal structures and enhance a person's well-being.

Herbs



Takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function, disease processes and prevention of illness. Herbal medicine is given to match and treat the condition of each individual.