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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Patients experiencing pain and stress can benefit tremendously from alternative therapies such as acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, therapeutic massage and yoga when used appropriately in combination with mainstream medicine. The Pain + Stress Management Center was established to provide all of these services in one convenient, stress-free environment – under the supervision of our medical team who collaborate in the best interest of the patient.

The placement of fine (as thin as a hair on your head), sterile, single-use needles at specific acupuncture points on the body to promote natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity & physical/emotional health. It is a safe, painless & extremely effective way to treat a wide variety of medical issues.

 

ACU-POINT INJECTION THERAPY

APIT uses injection of sterilized homeopathic & Chinese herbal remedies into specific acupuncture points. This is the natural alternative to steroid & botox injections.

 

ACU-THERAPY

This is a unique concept combining the best of both Eastern & Western techniques & philosophies. Utilizing the most ancient form of medicine known to man with acupuncture in combination with modern physical therapy methods.

 

MEDICAL MASSAGE

An outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific ailments with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment.

 

MANUAL THERAPY

Manual therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on Physical Therapy techniques, including joint & tissue mobilizations, used to assess & treat soft tissues & joint structures.

 

TUI NA

An integral component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na literally translates as “push pull.” Tui Na utilizes deep pressure to move the Qi & blood within the channels to disperse stagnation & balance the body.

 

MOXIBUSTION

Dried leaves of the mugwort plant, artemesia, in various forms are burned & held over certain areas of the body to warm & stimulate Qi or energy.

 

CUPPING

A therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood & Qi within the superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck/back pain, & the common cold.

 

GUASHA

A technique used to release muscle tension, tightness, & constriction. A specialized tool is used to gently scrape or rub the skin over a problem area. Guasha feels a bit like a deep massage.

 

HERBS

Like acupuncture, herbology is an important branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Flowers, barks, leaves, roots, seeds, stems, fruits, berries, & many other gifts of nature are mixed in different combinations to create powerful, healing recipes that are carefully balanced according to the energetic principles.

 

HOMEOPATHICS

Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures like.” That is, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same substance may cure the illness. In theory, a homeopathic dose enhances the body’s normal healing & self-regulatory processes.