- Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin single-use sterile surgical stainless steel needles into points on the body along ‘channels’ that relate to the various internal organs.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Chinese herbal medicine is a very important method of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The first major text of herbal medicine in China is the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (神農本草經) which is thought to have originated around 200-300 BC. Herbs are used to treat conditions from the inside-out as acupuncture is used from the outside-in.
- Cupping is a vacuum is applied on the body using glass jars to stimulate circulation and clear blockages that cause pain and other ailments.
- Gua Sha is similar to cupping but using ox horn or other tools to rub the channels instead of using a vacuum.
Moxabustion & Infrared Heat Therapy
- Moxabustion ia another important tool in Chinese medicine especially to treat problems that are aggravated by cold or in patients who are very weak and debilitated.
- Nutrition in Chinese nutrition is categorized in terms of temperature and tastes rather than fats and calories.
Tui Na – Chinese medical massage
- Tui Na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, tai chi, and qigong.