Treatments

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one branch of  Oriental  Medicine. It is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into certain points (acupoints) which along the course of the meridians.

The Meridians: several thousand years ago, meridians was found and generally charted by  ancient oriental /Chinese physicians. This invisible network transporting Chi and blood to the every part of body, include inner organs and outer five sense organs (ears, eyes, mouth, nose, tongue), bones, muscles, and skin. Along outer meridians there are hundreds acupoints which were unique paths to inner organs.

The acupoints: there are at least 361 acupoints listed on meridians. Those acupoints located on the skin but it is real key point to connect our inner system. By stimulate the acupoints, it wake up the meridians, flow Chi and blood to the unbalanced meridians or organs, and to restore the normal function.  

The Chi and blood: Oriental  Medicine believes that any diseases caused by sustained blockage of  Chi and blood in our meridians and organs. The reason to block Chi blood flowing includes injuries, stress, junk food, deficiency sleep, deficiency movement/exercise, and some bad Chi from outside like bacteria, viruses, etc. 

Herbal Medicine 

Herbal Medicines is a another branch of the Oriental Medicine. 

Acupuncture helps release blockages in the meridians, the herbal medicine help to treats the main cause of internal imbalances. Using acupuncture and herbs gives the patient a more comprehensive treatment. Herbal Medicine are made up of roots, barks, stems, leaves, seeds and flowers of many plants. Some formulas also use minerals and animal products. Herbal medicines are usually taken as a formula which consisting of a combination of herbs to solve any imbalances in the body.

 

Herbs can be prepared in a variety of different way like pills, tablets, and decoctions (herbal tea). The pill or tablet forms are more popular in the US. The herbal tea is more used in Eastern

 

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Cupping

Cupping therapy is  alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; Oriental  Medicine believes cupping can mobilizes Chi and blood flow in order to promote healing.

There are various types of cupping therapy, including:

  • Dry cupping (suction only)

  • Wet/bleeding cupping (combination of suction and controlled medicinal bleeding)

Acupressure / Tui Na

Acupressure is one of the Oriental /Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy. It is similar to acupuncture in that they apply to the same points and meridians on the body;  it’s different because instead of using needles, acupressure involves using hands or fingers to press those points in order to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain, and develops spirtuality and vibrant health

 
 
Rates

Initial Consultation: 1.5- 2 hours - $125.oo

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  • Tongue Evaluation

  • Pulse Diagnostics

  •  Acupuncture treatment

  • Herbal Recommendations as appropriate

  • Cupping or Gua Sha as needed

  • Plan for course of treatment

  •  Educational materials

 

Follow-Up Consultations: 1 hour - $75.oo

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  •     Tongue Evaluation

  •     Pulse Diagnostics

  •     Acupuncture treatment

  •     Herbal Recommendations as appropriate*

  •     Cupping or Gua Sha as needed

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