Alternative Ways of Healing
Is an ancient form of alternative medicine that is used in traditional Chinese medicine to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi. Qi is the free flow of vital energy that circulates through the body and the big world around us. If the qi is disrupted it can become stagnate and create blockages or imbalances in the body ultimately causing pain in the body.
Cupping invigorates local blood and qi circulation in the area that is being treated. This ancient form of therapy reduces swelling, fullness and stagnation, clears pain and tension which decreases the feeling of tightness, and stiff muscles. Cupping stimulates the tissues by reintroducing proper blood flow back to that area of concern and relaxes the tissues to assist with better cell-to-cell communication.
Cupping improves overall health by removing the energy blockages within the body that cause disease.
Cupping is excellent for those who suffer from…
Potential Side-Effects of Cupping?
Cupping has a tendency to cause marks on the skin. This is due to the simple fact that cupping brings blood to the surface causing a hematoma also known as a bruise.
Please be advised…
Patients that suffer from bleeding disorders or are taking anticoagulants cupping may not be the best option for you. Please consult with your primary physician and your acupuncturist to explore your options for alternative treatments.
IASTM Therapy is a highly effective Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Manual Therapy that addresses a variety of musculoskeletal pathology -related impairments. These very specific instrument- assisted treatments help heal soft tissue damage and increase blood circulation.
Kinesiology Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to assist in the body’s natural healing process while providing stability and support to muscles and joints without restricting the bodies range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy.
Tui na Bodywork
Tui Na means “Pushing grasping” and is a powerful form of Chinese Medical Bodywork. Tui Na is used to improve the flow of Qi through the meridian channels. Tui Na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons, and joints. These conditions can arise through misalignments, orthopedic problems, and sport injuries. Tui Na is also an effective modality for internal imbalances that lead to disease.
Moxibustions involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb, simply known as moxa. Moxibustion stimulates the circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of qi. This is safe, noninvasive technique
Meaning “Gua – scraping, Sha – bruises” is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from the injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.
Chinese Face Mapping
What is Chinese Face Mapping?
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that if… “Your eyes are the window into your soul” then your face is a map of everything that ails you. Furthermore, the Chinese rely on the fact that the body is full of various connections and pathways designed to keep you running at optimal levels.
Every organ, muscle, nerve, and cell for that matter must work together to assure homeostasis. If there is an imbalance to any aspect of the body that imbalance will affect other areas of the body.
Pay attention and you will see that a story of your body, your soul, and spirit can be told, seen and explored right in front of a mirror.
YOUR FACE TELLS ALL…
Your skin is the largest organ of the body; adults have 8 pounds and 22 square feet of skin. Chinese Face Mapping theorizes that if your skin is not healthy, there is likely a concern somewhere else in the body. Your face can also reveal your feelings, your emotions, the imbalance, distresses, and struggles your body is exhibiting. The face can be a wonderful indication of what is happening internally since it reflects the internal changes faster than other parts of the body.
Face Mapping can also explore the happiness and good health you are experiencing. Chinese Face Mapping tells the truth of your health and well-being. Each organ system of the body is mapped on the face as they are in the body through the channels and meridians of the body.
The organs on face correlate to an orifice and a certain area of the face. The eyes are the windows to the Liver, the nose is the window to the lungs, the ears are the windows to the Kidneys, and the forehead is the area on the face that correlates to the intestines. When there is an illness the energy will not flow smoothly and will featured on the face by change in color, texture, dryness, oiliness, spontaneous sweating, puffiness, hyperpigmentation, rashes, dark circles.