Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. Acupuncture can treat almost all disharmonies or aches and pains in the body. Ask us for more info and research.
Auriculotherapy is a health care procedure in which stimulation of the auricle of the external ear is utilized to alleviate health conditions in other parts of the body. While originally based upon the ancient Chinese practices of acupuncture, the somatotopic correspondence of specific parts of the body to specific parts of the ear was first developed in France. It is this integrated system of Chinese and Western practices of auricular acupuncture which is presented. – Terry Oleson Ph.D
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one’s health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities. Since each patient has different needs, if necessary I carefully select and combine a variety of herbs that will synergistically blend together to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. I prescribe high-quality, professional-grade herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals. Becky Prescribes herbs through Crane West Herbal Pharmacies.
Chinese Nutrition uniquely categorizes foods based on Nature, actions, channels, temperature, taste, conditions and nutritional content. Many Foods can be used primarily for their medicinal properties. Based on a Patient’s unique body type and conditions. For Example: Sweet Potato is Cooling, Actions: strengthens spleen and stomach function, tonifies chi, clears heat, detoxifies, increases the production of milk. Conditions: bloody stools, diarrhea, constipation, jaundice, edema, ascites, night blindness, diabetes, breast abscess
Cupping is a unique therapy where a jar is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through negative pressure created by introducing heat. This method was widely used in ancient times all through out Asia and China. Cupping is indicated for a wide range of conditions it is most widely used for Pain for example back pain. Promotes circulation, cleansing and strengthening.
Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used by Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years, it is relatively unknown in the West. It is recognized throughout Asia as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments. First, Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on your body. I then use a smooth round-edged object (such as a spoon) to apply short brisk strokes to that area. This creates red patches of skin (called “Sha”), detoxifying your blood and restoring the healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is relatively zero pain involved, and the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days. But the sense of health and vitality you experience from it will last much longer.