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Chinese medicine (zhong yi) is an ancient healing art that has been practiced in China for more than 4,000 years. Acupuncture, the most commonly used modality of Chinese Medicine in the West, utlizes sterilied needles to access a person’s qi or “vital energy.” The needles are placed in points found along the channels that run throughout the entire body. The channels are connected to internal organs as well as to the exterior body. Acupunture rectifies and harmoniezes the body’s energy and expels pathogenic factors. It can strengthen the immune system, enhance circulation, regulate hormones, increase energy, and reduce stress. Other treatment modalities include herbal therapy, dietary recommendations, massage, and lifestyle counseling.

Acupuncture:
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine,and one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine dating back 4,000 years. It restores balance, thus allowing the normal flow of Qi throughout the body and restoring health to the mind, body, and spirit.

Cupping:
Cupping has the function of warming and promoting free flow of Qi and blood in the meridians: dispelling cold and dampness, reducing swelling and pain. It is used to treat pain of the lower back, shoulders, and legs; stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea; and coughs and asthma. Read more about cupping here.

Gua Sha:
Gua Sha is a healing technique used in Asia in both clinical settings and homes. Scraping the skin with pressure removes pathogenic blood stagnation, promoting normal circulation and metabolism. The patient may experience immediate relief from a variety of conditions such as pain, stiffness, fever, chills, cough, or nausea.

Tuina Bodywork:
Tuina Bodywork is a hands-on body treatment in Chinese medicine that brings the body into balance. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between joints, muscles, and tendons to get energy moving and circulating. Tuina is used to treat acute and chronic musculosketal conditions and more.

Moxibustion:
Moxibustion uses burning herbs to warm the meridians, expel cold, and promote the smooth flow of Qi and blood. It is good for many types of pain conditions, as well as gastrointestinal and gynecological disorders.

Chinese Herbs:
Chinese Herbs have been used for over 4,000 years to heal a full spectrum of health complaints, including those involving yeast, fibroids, constipation, anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, stomach flu, and digestive problems. They are natural, safe and has minimal side effects.