Licensed Acupucturists are practitioners of Chinese medicine. This license requires completion of a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine as well as state and board certification. Classical Chinese medicine is a system of healing over 4,000 years old. Through detailed assessment of an individuals history, physical signs and symptoms as well as diagnostic testing, the function of each organ can be assessed and thereby supported utilizing many tools.
- Acupuncture, or the use of small needles into the body creates changes in the flow of qi or energy, blood as well as neurotransmitter signals. This can affect organ function, physical structure, body pain as well as emotions, and overall state of being.
- TCM = Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is considered the modernized version of Chinese medicine which allowed the system to be brought to a broader population of individuals through educational institutions rather than the mentor/apprentice training that had historically been the way that Chinese medicine was taught. TCM incorporates tools from throughout the vast timeframe of which Chinese Medicine has existed. TCM research has made famous treatments for pain management and addiction treatments which helped to bring it to the western world.
- 5-element Chinese Medicine = This system is said to encompass the shamanic tradition of chinese medicine. Considering the ancient way of being of the early Chinese medicine practitioners, we understand that there was a dramatically different relationship of the individuals to their environment. This system has profound effects on the mental/emotional realm of health and addresses what is often the “core” of an individuals disease process.
- Nutrition and lifestyle changes play a big role in the treatment recommendations for most ailments as well as creating a routine of optimal wellness. This involves detailed exploration of many things that may be taken for granted and suggestions for improvements.
- Herbal and supplemental therapies are becoming more popular in the modern marketplace as the media takes hold of certain compounds as beneficial for some conditions. However, it can be very confusing to an untrained individual to know how much of which product to consume. Additionally, the production of many herbs and supplements are not regulated so it is possible that consumers may not actually be getting what they think they are purchasing. Trust the experts in this domain and allow a practitioner of natural health to help guide you through and select the most beneficial supplements for you.
- Tuina, shiatsu, cupping, moxa, guasha are all various techniques utilized on the surface of the body in select areas to influence the movement of qi and blood in the body. Effectively treating musculoskeletal issues, colds and flus as well as chronic disease.
- Whole body healing is what you can expect. Whether you are suffering from an unknown illness that defies the western establishment of diagnosing diseases or just have a seasonal cold, allow me to assist you in the process of returning to health, and then taking a step further into creating a routine for optimal health.