Types of Therapies Available
When you come in for a treatment, there are a variety of therapies available. Your exact condition and personal preferences will determine which one is best for you.
Acupuncture is the main therapy available. It utilizes hair-thin, sterile needles inserted into carefully chosen points on your body. These needles influence the flow of Qi (essential energy) around your body.
Electro-acupuncture uses a small electric current to stimulate acupuncture points. This may be done with or without needles.
Moxibustion involves the burning of a special herb on the acupuncture points as a means of stimulating them. This may be done alone or with needles.
Cupping involves the application of vacuum cups to the skin. This increases local circulationand helps with certain conditions.
Acupressure is similar to acupuncture except that the points are stimulated by finger pressure. It is less invasive than needling, but also less effective.
Tui-Na is a special type of therapeutic massage used in Chinese medicine. It combines acupressure with pushing and pulling methods.
Medical Qigong Medical Qigong is an ancient branch of Chinese Medicine, older even than Acupuncture. Medical Qigong treats illness and builds health through special exercise, breathing, meditations and visualizations to build and purify Qi. In addition, a Medical Qigong practitioner helps guide your Qi during a session for better results.
Reiki Sessions and Certification (all levels) Reiki, which means Universal Spirit Energy, is a type of energy therapy developed by Mikao Usui in the 19th century. Its origins are Japanese/Tibetan. It is completely non-invasive, and is done with the client fully clothed.
Herbal and Dietary Therapy are just variations of the same concept. Many herbs are used as food, and the reverse is also true. Often a TCM practitioner will suggest diet changes or some herbal remedies to work along with other therapies.