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What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine is a system in which the entire body is treated, not just the symptoms. The goal is to obtain balance between the body's two forces, yin & yang, there by achieving and maintaining good health. The medicine has been practiced for over 3000 years and is used extensively throughout the world. Symptoms of illness, the senses, pulse & tongue are used diagnostically. There are many modalities which are included in the art of Chinese medicine: herbal medicine, cupping,nutrition, heat therapy, and acupuncture.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a simple procedure in which painless needles are placed in specific points along acupuncture meridians to influence and connect with the body's "Qi". Stimulation and manipulation of "Qi" has the ability to balance and strengthen the body and restore and obtain optimal health. Strength and balance provide support to vital functions like, the immune system & blood circulation. When the body is free from infection and pain, vital health may be achieved. Acupuncture is very safe and provides an effective treatment for many conditions with out side effects.

How does Acupuncture Work?

The procedure of acupuncture is rooted neuro-science. The needles are inserted into specific points that have a high value of nerve innervation. When treating musculo-skeletal pain, we are sending a signal to the brain to tell that muscle to relax, or to restore tone to that muscle. In cases when there are tendon or ligament problems, the same principals may be applied. In regards to Sprains or Strains, the needle also stimulates an immune response which stimulates and increases the bodies ability to restore and repair the damaged tissue. When treating internal medical issues like digestive ailments, respiratory illnesses, reproductive imbalances or allergies, we apply principals of Oriental medicine to determine which organs need balancing. There are specific points on the body that have very specific actions to facilitate this process.

How do I prepare for treatment?

For optimal results when treating pain conditions or injuries, it is best to arrive well rested, hydrated and with an adequate amount of nutrition in your system. When receiving treatments for building energy, regulating digestion, strengthen adrenal function, insomnia or treating jet-lag, it is important to communicate to your acupuncturists exactly how you are feeling and what your specific needs are. To optimize results from any treatment, resting, staying hydrated and eating well are recommended for at least 24 hours following treatment. It is recommended to avoid excessive alcohol, narcotic pain medications or excessive exercise or excessive sexual activity immediately following an acupuncture treatment

"Health is the greatest possession.  Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy! "   -Laozi

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