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What is Chinese medicine?

Chinese medicine is a 2000 year-old system of healthcare based on the cycles of nature as seen in the human body. Like the earth, the body has different environments and these can get out of balance leading to “dis-ease”. Treatment with Chinese medicine using acupuncture, herbs, massage, nutrition or therapeutic exercise (Qigong) can help restore balance to disrupted environments in the body. When the body is brought into balance, many conditions and associated symptoms will naturally resolve.

Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine  75 minutes

Chinese medicine creates health and vitality by restoring balance to the whole body/mind. When there is harmony within, illness (the expression of imbalance) will naturally resolve itself. After a thorough assessment of your unique health situation, you will receive one or a combination of therapies, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina massage, cupping or moxabustion (see descriptions below).

Acupuncture: Extremely thin, sterile needles are inserted into specific locations to unblock and strengthen the flow of Qi (energy) in the body.  As a result, many conditions can be effectively treated without the need for internal medicines.

Herbal Medicine: Herbal medicine is perhaps the oldest, most well-developed body of traditional medical knowledge in China and around the world. It is commonly used as part of a comprehensive healing strategy along with acupuncture and other therapies. Herbal medicines work on the whole body/mind, and can naturally help a wide range of conditions.

Cupping: Great for chronic pain problems, smooth-mouthed glass jars are filled with a vacuum and applied to the skin, pulling out toxin and stagnation.

Moxabustion: Burning plant material from the herb mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is used to create gentle radiant heat which activates the body’s qi.

Full Body Tui Na Massage   60 minutes

This invigorating massage addresses issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments and even bones. This massage is great for soothing stress, reducing muscle tension, improving sleep and circulation.  Traditionally performed on top of clothing, tuina works over the entire body from head to toe, leaving you relaxed, refreshed and full of vitality.

Yang Sheng/Wellness Coaching   75 minutes

The principals of Chinese medicine, when applied to health management, are referred to as Yang Sheng Shu – literally “The Arts of Nourishing Life”. After an assessment of your constitution, your life situation and medical conditions, you will receive traditional health recommendations which may include nutrition, movement, herbs, sleeping patterns, meditation and more.

All services listed above:

$75 per 75min session (plus $20 initial visit fee)

$65 per session for members. 

$229 for 4 visits

$400 for 8 visits

 

 Scheduling Appointments:

Call us to schedule your first appointment. Please print and sign the following  Consent Form  and bring with you to your appointment.