Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese Medicine. Sterile and thin metal needles are inserted into specific points to enhance the vital energy flow and restore the balance of the body function. It is widely known to be good for pain management. However, in the history of over 3,000 years in China and across the globe, it has been used for hundreds of conditions and diseases. It has gained recognition and popularity in recent years in the US and has been widely recognized as an alternative medicine. Please click "Conditions" on the menu to see what conditions/diseases could be treated by acupuncture.
From Academy for Five Element Acupuncture
Five Element Acupuncture is a special type of acupuncture which is rooted in ancient Chinese wisdom-five element theory. It is an effective and unique system that diagnoses and treats the cause of disease. It treats the body, mind, and spirit together. One of the most distinguishing values of the Five Element acupuncture is its priority on treating at the level of spirit.
Studies have shown that Chinese herbal medicine was successful in treating a wide range of conditions. The ingredients including leaves, fruits, flowers, and roots of plants that have great health benefits. We use concentrated natural plant granules and herbal pills to treat patients in multiple conditions, following the concept of traditional Chinese Medicine theory. If you would benefit from holistic care, we can work with you to find the right treatment.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of Chinese medicine in which the practioner puts special cups on your skin to create suction. It can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being. The famous swimmer, Michael Phelps, used cupping to relieve the tension of muscles.
Moxibustion is a type of traditional Chinese medicine technique. Burning moxa, special plant material, is burned over the surface of meridians and points. Moxibustion could improve the flow of Qi and circulation, and expel negative influences.
Tui Na is a kind of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapeutic massage and body work. The purpose of Tui na is to treat a condition rather than relaxation only. It is also used for children as pediatric massage, and sometimes is used together with cupping therapy.
Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. Different materials could be used as gua sha tool.
Gua Sha tool (jade)
We offer cupping therapy, moxibustion, and Gua Sha training to professionals. Please contact us for more details if you are interested. The video is recorded in a massage school where Yingjuan was teaching cupping.
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