Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Gua sha, also called “scraping,” is a technique that improves circulation and flushes an area with healthy blood flow. A small tool is used to glide along muscles or other areas to help relieve pain, rehabilitate muscles, or unlock “stuck” areas.
Cupping creates a vacuum between the cup and the skin, which lifts the skin, fascia, and superficial muscle layers into the cup. Like a reverse massage, cupping helps to release tension in the muscles, increase circulation through the area, and relax the mind and body. Cupping is often added to treatment plans to relieve pain, tension, headaches, stress, and more.
Tui Na (also called Tui-Na or Tuina massage) is a form of bodywork based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Working along meridians (energy channels) throughout the body, the Tui Na practitioner taps into these energy points, using stretches, pressure points, and joint rotations, to balance the body’s vital energy (qi).
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Acutonics is a unique form of therapy, blending both acupuncture theory and sound healing. The vibratory energy of precision-calibrated tuning forks, gongs, and chimes are used to stimulate specific acupuncture points in a similar way to acupuncture needles. This therapy is a wonderful choice for those who want to achieve the effects of acupuncture, but want to avoid the use of needles or experience the beauty of sound healing.
We use a variety of natural herbal medicines and formulas (often used in pill, powder, or tea form) to help the body heal from within. Chinese herbal medicine is famous for not simply treating symptoms, but addressing the root causes of our health complaints. Herbal medicine
can be used along with acupuncture and other therapies to address issues like pain, digestive issues, stress, hormone imbalances, fatigue, insomnia, and more.