The majority of patients seeking acupuncture treatment have the desire to feel better in a natural way, but what does this mean? A natural way indicates letting things be in its original state, but this can be complex in today’s modern society. We often express such thoughts as, “I have so many things to do”, “There isn’t enough time in the day”, “I must…”, “I need to…”, etc.
To feel better in a natural way, we want to recognize our surroundings, such as the trees, the birds, the wind, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the air that we breathe. We also want to recognize our thoughts and feelings, the foods that we eat (how to eat and when to eat), our lifestyles, even to the way we drive, and much more.
During your visits, we will discuss more than just how to “fix” your main concern. We will dive deeper into how to maintain balance to prevent the current condition from flaring up as well addressing the root issue. We do this through various modalities of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, Qigong exercises, and life coaching through Chinese metaphysics reading.
Many conditions respond well to Eastern Medicine modality. Some of these conditions include:
Headache, migraine, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, high blood pressure, allergy, common cold, neck pain, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, joint pain, back pain, sciatica, knee pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, nausea, food poisoning, constipation, diarrhea, thyroid disorders, fatigue, gynecological disorder, infertility, irregular menstruation, urinary tract infection, menopause, depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, and much more.
Note: please keep in mind services offered are not a substitute for your current medical care provided by your physician.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality dated nearly 5000 thousand years ago. The points being utilized are located along the fourteen meridians or channels. When these points are stimulated by needles, the body will release different hormones including epinephrine to increase blood flow as well as endorphins for relaxation. We use very fine, sterile, and disposable Japanese needles. They are inserted very lightly leaving patient feeling very relaxed as the Qi (or energy) flows creating a sense of an overall balance.
Moxibustion is a technique that involves burning an herb known as mugwort or artemesia vulgaris (ai ye in Chinese). The herb is placed on certain acupuncture points and it is applied by itself or sometimes in conjunction with the acupuncture needle(s). The purpose of moxibustion (or moxa for short) is to promote warmth, circulate blood flow, and maintain general health.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs are an important part of Chinese medicine and herbal formulas are prescribed specifically to an individual’s pattern or constitution. These high-quality herbal products are imported from Japan and Taiwan, manufactured under very strict guidelines and regulations.
Chinese Metaphysics (BaZi)
BaZi is a form of Chinese Astrology, also known as Four Pillars of Destiny or direct translation is Eight Characters. It is a form of astrology that utilizes an individual’s birth information and gender based on the movement of the solar system. With this information, a so-called natal chart map is formed containing a guide to that individual’s destiny. For example, at some point in our lives, we work at a job that becomes monotonous and we lose our passion. Wouldn’t it be great if we can figure out a suitable career while pursuing our education early on? This will re-direct our purpose to fulfill our lives with happiness and passion!
Qi Gong (pronounced chee kung) is a form of gentle and self-healing exercise utilizing proper breathing technique, mind awareness, and coordinated physical movements. When practiced regularly, qi gong promotes balance to Qi flow as well as having a sense of calm and inner peace. Certain qi gong movements will be prescribed (when necessary) as part of your road to better health.