By placing extremely fine needles at certain points along the meridians,
the practitioner can assist you in restoring the proper balance and flow
of Qi, allowing your body and its organ systems to have the optimal
opportunity to achieve or maintain health.
A form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a micro-system of the entire body represented on the outer portion of the ear. Ailments of the body are treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear with either very tiny needles, laser, electro-stimulation and / or press seeds. A similar micro-system is used in reflexology.
Low power laser acupuncture is one of the best options because it is fast, effective and completely painless. Laser acupuncture uses low-power laser light at specific wavelengths to stimulate acupuncture points and bring about effects similar to traditional needle acupuncture, but without the pain of needles. The low power laser beam produces no sensation of pain or even heat. It does no harm to the tissue and is safe for use on sensitive skin, in children or the elderly. While traditional needle acupuncture often requires the needles to remain inserted for 15-45 minutes, laser acupuncture can often obtain the same results in a few seconds.
Published scientific studies show laser acupuncture is effective for a wide variety of issues. Here are some of them: Hiccups, Bed-wetting, Weight Loss, Post-operative Nausea, Pain Control, Surgical Pain, Dental Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dry Eyes, Stroke-related Paralysis.
This isn't the typical laser pointer you buy at the office supply store. (Those have a completely different wavelength.) This is the real thing!
Correct 635 nM wavelength 5 mW, power for safety, FDA Class IIIa laser product.
For years calming, blue light has traditionally been associated with relaxation, sedation, and tranquility. Though blue LED’s have been readily available for years, a true, sapphire-blue laser is a new development.
Correct 450 nM wavelength, 5 mW power for safety, FDA Class IIIa laser product.
Photonic Therapy- LED Lights
Photonic Therapy is a safe, natural, non-invasive way to promote healing and control pain. It emits a specialized 660nm red light which can be applied directly to the skin. This technology has been studied for over 40 years and produces fast relief and healing with minimal, if any, side effects.
LED’s tend to distribute their power over a larger area, but without the traveling effect of laser. Therefore L.E.D. effects tend to remain local, affecting the local tissues that are exposed to the light. Because they’re not coherent, they can safely use higher power without danger to eyes. Powerful L.E.D.’s in healing wavelengths are comfortable, safe, and produce very nice effects. In summary, LED’s are great for treating larger areas, and affecting local tissues.
For this we use a high quality, high-tech NEEDLE-LESS Electro-Stimulation device to locate and stimulate acupuncture points. Electro-Stimulation is available in both Micro-Amp and Milli-Amp. Micro-Amp is a very small wave that can treat and stimulate without being felt by the patient. We use this setting on children and very sensitive individuals. Milli-Amp is similar to TENS units, in which the patient can feel the treatment. Both are effective and remain needle free when treating.
Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and detoxification. In this therapy, small glass “cups” are placed over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. The cups may be slid or moved slowly over the affected area or they may be left in place. *After the treatment there may be slight redness or bruising; but this is no cause for alarm, and will not be painful. It will generally dissipate within a few days to a week.
Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi. Scientific research has shown that mugwort (the herb used for moxa) acts as an emmenagogue, meaning that it stimulates blood-flow in the pelvic area and uterus. It is claimed that moxibustion mitigates against cold and dampness in the body and can supposedly serve to turn breech babies. Moxibustion is especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, deficient conditions (weakness), and gerontology.
Gua Sha is a technique that feels like deep massage and is used to release muscle tension, tightness and constriction. A specialized tool is used to gently rub the skin over the problem area.
Tui Na translates literally as “push grasp”. It is a massage technique that moves the Qi to various places in the body. It is used to relieve muscle pain, tension and inflammation and to promote the healing of injuries.
Chinese Herbal Therapy
Chinese herbal medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free way to become well and stay healthy, naturally.
Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are complementary therapeutic modalities that are often used together in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. Over the past 5000 years, Chinese herbology has evolved into an art form of its own. Ancient herbal information was gathered, compiled, formulated, tested, and handed down from generation to generation. Today practitioners of Chinese medicine continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they are a powerful therapeutic method.
Formulas are prescribed in a number of ways: Raw herbs that are boiled into a Tea, liquid extracts called tinctures, pills or tablets, powders, creams, ointments, plasters and liniments.
Chinese herbal medicine can be used to expedite the healing process, and strengthen, support or tonify the body. These formulas have the capacity to address the underlying root cause of various medical conditions, whether acute or chronic. When prescribed and used correctly Chinese herbal formulas rarely cause unwarranted side-effects.
A dietary supplement is a product intended for ingestion that contains a "dietary ingredient" intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet. A "dietary ingredient" may be one, or any combination, of the following substances:
an herb or other botanical
an amino acid
a dietary substance for use by people to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake
a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, or extract
Dietary supplements may be found in many forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, liquids, or powders. Some dietary supplements can help ensure that you get an adequate dietary intake of essential nutrients; others may help you reduce your risk of disease.
Aromatherapy is the art and science of healing with essential oils, which have been extracted from various parts of the plant, including the leaves, bark, roots, seeds, peel or flower. In order to be of benefit, the essential oil may be inhaled, or applied to the skin, and each of the oils (or combination thereof) can be used to produce pronounced therapeutic effects on body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The essential oils can be utilized on a specific area of the body to directly treat the condition or applied non specifically for use as a tonic and as general support for health and prevention of disease.