Acupuncture & TCM
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients with the insertion and manipulation of thin, solid needles in the body. Since its origins in Ancient China, acupuncture has been embedded in the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM. Its general theory is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by the flow of an energy-like entity called Qi (chi). Illness is caused by obstructed energy flow at certain points along the body’s meridians, or energy channels. Acupuncture therapy stimulates meridian flow and harmonizes the body’s energy to influence the health of both body and mind.
It is very successful in treating neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, arthritis, sports injuries, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine headaches, sinus problems, vertigo, asthma, acne, eczema, allergy, constipation, hypertension, menstrual and PMS problems, infertility, smoking addiction, alcohol dependence, detoxification, obesity and weight control…. to name a few.
Denise, our resident acupuncture specialist, is always on hand to conduct individual health analyses and provide subsequent acupuncture treatments.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of applying pressure by creating a vacuum on the skin to dispel stagnant blood and lymph nodes, thereby improving Qi flow. Cupping is commonly used to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on the back, neck, shoulder and for other musculoskeletal conditions.
Cupping therapy is also used to open the conduits in the body through which energy flows, called meridians.
There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians. Cupping aids tissues to release toxins, activates the skin and lymphatic system, clears colon blockages and stretch marks, and activates and clears veins, arteries and capillaries.
Denise is our resident TCM specialist and administers all procedures only after a thorough consultation with each guest interested in exploring the benefits of cupping.
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of the external ear for the purpose of diagnosing and treating health conditions throughout the body. Auriculotherapy uses the ear as a localized reflex system that is directly connected to the central nervous system. Nerves in the skin of specific areas on the external ear correspond to specific parts of the brain, which have reflex connections to the body. Specific points on the external ear are stimulated in order to relieve organic pathology in other parts of the body. Different parts of the external ear connect through a micro system of remote reflexes to every part of the body. The majority of health conditions can be affected to some degree by stimulating reactive ear points.
Denise is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After your initial meeting and well-being consultation she will pinpoint the areas of your health that can best be served using auriculotherapy.