(Description of full service & intro of various modalities.)
Acupuncture is one of the world’s most ancient healing methods. Historical records dating 5,000 years old indicate that healers in China were using acupuncture to successfully treat numerous types of dis-ease. Acupuncture is unique because it promotes balance and harmony throughout one’s whole being. Chinese Medicine does not recognize the body, mind, and spirit as unified entities of their own. Instead, all aspects of one’s being are in seen and treated in dynamic relationship to each other.
Acupuncture promotes healing through its fundamental understanding of the cyclical flow of vital energy, also known as qi. Qi is the fundamental life force that we extract from the food we eat and the air we breathe. This essential energy is what sustains our lives. When the qi is full, balanced, and freely circulating throughout our bodies, we experience vigorous health. However, when the qi is obstructed by some blockage—physical, mental, or emotional—inflammation, pain, and dis-ease result. This affects our whole being—body, mind, and spirit.
Chinese Herbal Therapy/Dietary Therapy
Chinese Herbal Medicine Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is still relative new to most Westerns, although it has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years. CHM successfully treats a variety of acute and chronic diseases as well providing preventative health care. In addition, CHM offers support during life transitions as well as recovery from trauma to the body and spirit.
Practitioner’s of CHM assess a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional compositions, their lifestyle, as well as any of their symptoms or concerns. This assessment is then formulated into an herbal formula, which the patient will take daily for a recommended period of time. As the conditions change over time the formula will be modified to meet the patients changing needs.
Medical Qigong/Tui Na Massage
Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine, and is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical massage. As with the other "Branches" of TCM, healing occurs through balancing qi or electromagnetic energy which surrounds and pervades all living creatures. Disruptions in the electromagnetic energy of the body occur throughout our lifetime as a result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, injuries, surgery, suppression of emotions, and aging.
The goal of qigong is to correct these bio-energetic imbalances and blockages. This enables the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system and the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, and strengthen and release deep-seated emotions and stress.
Medical qigong therapy consists of treatment by a practitioner to regulate the client's qi. After the treatment the client will be given qigong prescriptions to assist in their ongoing healing. Tailored specifically to the client medical qigong exercises use physical movement, breathing methods and mental intention to correct and restore the function in the body.
Medical qigong is a complete system of health care that recognizes the root causes of symptoms or disease, and treats the client as a whole. Practiced as an excellent adjunct to Western medicine, Chinese medicine may successfully treat people with conditions which Western medicine finds resistant or ambiguous.
Private Tai Chi/Qigong