Classical Chinese Medicine Did you know that Chinese Medicine involves much more than simply Acupuncture? It is a full system of medicine, which prevents and treats disorders by using dietary medicine, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, tui na massage, essential oils, qi gong and by simply helping people gain insight into their conditions. The Classical Chinese Medicine approach means that your practitioner is trained to question everything, including what they were taught in school, in order to stay flexible and open to all possibilities for healing. This keeps the practitioner on their toes, never assuming that the needs of one person with shoulder pain will be the same as the needs of the next person with shoulder pain.
Acupuncture Acupuncture works with three fundamental principles; it reduces INFLAMMATION, increases CIRCULATION and alleviates PAIN. It does so by activating the blood, fluids, nerves and energy along the channels, which traverses the cover the entire body. Research shows stimulating effects on the central nervous system triggering the release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These changes may alter our experience of pain via the release of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and natural opioids, or speed up the healing process via the release of immune system cells. By affecting the neurotransmitters and hormones of the body, acupuncture can have broad impacts on nerve impulses, organ function, and mental health. Acupuncture truly offers a full spectrum of healing!
To that end, it is VERY important to make sure your practitioner has been fully trained and licensed, (minimum 3-4 year Master's Degree Acupuncture program and licensed and registered with the NCCAOM.) This is a very powerful yet safe medicine and extensive training is required in order to keep the public safe.
Herbal Medicine Herbal Medicine is often used as a powerful addition to acupuncture, and is also can be used as a stand-alone therapy as well. Herbal medicine provides a means to improve your health on a daily basis. Whether they are used to build internal strength over the long term or to clear out issues like colds and flus, phlegm or acute pain, taking herbs is truly an investment in your health. Formulas are selected based on the unique patterns YOU present with and are offered in many forms for your convenience. We offer raw herb formulas, tea pills, tinctures or powdered granules.
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