These are some of the many services we offer at the clinic.
- AcupunctureMaster Tung acupuncture is combined with TCM and Japanese needling and palpation techniques to produce a gentle and very effective style of acupuncture. Often points are chosen on the opposite side of the body and results can be immediate and long lasting.
- Labor induction and turning a breech presentationAcupuncture to induce post-term babies is gaining popularity as women with uncomplicated pregnancies seek to avoid conventional medical induction, imposition of medical timelines, and the cascade of interventions that often follow. Acupuncture is safe and effective and works harmoniously with the delicate hormonal balance of pregnancy to promote labour.
While acupuncture is very effective it works according to a different, less-aggressive philosophy to Western Medicine and therefore a specific timeframe for outcome can be difficult to guarantee.
We can often accommodate a home visit for mommies-to-be.
- Shonishin Pediatric Treatments/SHOnee shin/ – pediatric acupuncture for babies up to age 7. Shonishin literally translated means sho for little, ni for children, and shin for needle (though typically no needles are used and nothing actually penetrates the skin). Tapping and scraping techniques are used to treat many common childhood disorders from chronic ear infections to behavior and emotional issues. It has been successful in treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), allergies, asthma, eczema, hives, bedwetting, stuttering, and other childhood health disorders.
- Chinese HerbologyChinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine. It focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition.
In our clinic we primarily use granular herbs (herbs that have been prepared into a dry powder) for their effectiveness and ease of use. Patent medicines (tea pills, capsules, tinctures, and topicals) that are responsibly imported from China or that are created right here in the US are also available. Raw Chinese herbal formulations can be ordered and drop shipped to you as well. All products are GMP certified and are rigorously screened for heavy metals, pesticides, and other impurities.
- MoxibustionPronounced /mäksəˈbusCHən/ – the herb “mugwort” (Ai Ye in Chinese, Artemisia vulgaris in Latin) is used to introduce heat and stimulate the immune system. Generally speaking, moxa is used for conditions that fall under the cold and/or stagnant principles in Chinese Medicine. Moxa is a versatile modality that can be used to tonify deficiency and is often used for things like knee pain that gets worse when it’s about to snow.
- CuppingAn ancient Taoist medical practice and was widely used in the courts of Imperial China. Suction is used as a way to create an effect that is similar to the opposite of a massage and can affect tissues up to 4 inches below the cup.
- GuashaPronounced /gwa shAW/, this traditional Chinese medical treatment uses a blunt tool to scrape the skin to produce a light bruising called sha. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements (toxins, old stagnant blood and cellular waste) from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.
- TuinaPronounced /twee nAH/, it literally means “pushing and grasping”. It is an Oriental bodywork therapy that has been used in China for more than 2,000 years. Tui-Na uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques it seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
- Nutritional CounselingFood is viewed as medicine in Eastern cultures and is used to not only nourish the body, mind, and spirit, but can be used to harmonize imbalances as well. All foods have distinct energy characteristics that will either help balance our bodies and make us healthy, or imbalance us which can ultimately result in sickness. Learn how to enjoy your food and how to heal your body through what you eat.