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SERVICES OFFERED
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, electro-acupuncture, laser acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, dietary therapy, cupping, moxibustion, auricular therapy, Japanese Acupuncture, Tui-Na, Gua Sha, Qi Gong, TCM and Hara diagnosis, nutrition and lifestyle modification.


Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points along energy pathways, called meridians, to prevent and treat a wide range of health problems. It is proven to be safe and effective for a variety of conditions and ailments. The acupuncture needles used at the clinic are all sterile and disposable.


Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine consists of several thousands substances derived from plant, animal, and mineral sources. The use of these substances can be traced back to 1,000 BC. Over the past 3000 years, an incredibly rich and powerful system has medicine has been created. During this time, classical herbal formulas that are effective for many health concerns have been developed. The herbs are available in the form of herbal teas, liquid extracts, tablets, capsules, granules, lotions, creams, salves, or poultices. Herbs are only prescribed when needed. You may choose to come in for an herbal prescription without receiving acupuncture.

Japanese Style Acupuncture

Japanese style acupuncture takes a more subtle route than TCM. Fewer and thinner needles are used with less stimulation.


Korean Hand Acupuncture

Points in the hand correspond to areas of the body and to certain disharmonies.
 

Auricular Therapy (Ear Acupuncture)

Points in the ear correspond to areas of the body and to certain disharmonies. This system is commonly used for pain control and drug, alcohol, and nicotine addictions.

Electro Acupuncture
Electro acupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted at specific treatment points along the body. A Micro-current of electricity is applied to acupuncture needles as a means of further stimulating the acupuncture points. Electro Acupuncture is especially useful for pain syndromes, post surgery, or in difficult to treat cases.   


Nutrition

There are specific foods that are prescribed for healing specific conditions. As well, there are food allergies that can cause illness, so sometimes certain foods need to be eliminated or more balanced in the daily diet.   


Cupping

This ancient method of treatment is still commonly used today, it is performed by placing cups onto the skin by way of either heat or suction. Cupping commonly treats soft tissue injuries, low backache, sprains, common cold symptoms, asthma, and bronchitis.  


Moxibustion

This is a technique of heat therapy which uses the plant Ai Ye/Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). It is either rolled into sticks and held above the point or area being treated, or placed on acupuncture needles for indirect moxa, or made into tiny cones and burned on ointment for direct moxa. Moxa Acupuncture and Moxibustion are commonly used to treat sore muscles, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, certain types of paralysis and arthritic disorders.   


Tui-Na

This is a form of medical massage. Facilitated stretching and movement of injured areas is incorporated into the treatment. It is a recovery program and treatment used for pain, both chronic and acute. Arthritis or injuries are commonly treated.  


Qi Gong

These are exercises prescribed to the patient to do at home for health maintenance and recovery from the condition they are being treated for. People commonly use Qi Gong exercises for preventative care and to promote longevity. It is similar to Tai Ji.  


Hara Massage

Hara massage is a therapeutic massage which focuses on the abdomen, pelvic area, and internal organs. In Japanese medicine, balancing the hara region is essential to health.   


Laser Acupuncture

It uses low-energy laser beams — instead of traditional acupuncture needles. This treatment is completely painless, and just as effective as a traditional acupuncture session. It is great for kids or those afraid of needles. 

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