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Tui Na (pronounced "twee nah") is a form of Asian bodywork that has been used in China for centuries. A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation, tui na works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi. Removing these blockages restores the balance of qi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality. 

Eastern dietary therapy practiced as a part of traditional chinese medicine, is a time tested system of theory and practice at least 2,000 years old.  Principles of healthy eating are offered based on patient symptoms and traditional Chinese medical theory. 

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.  It incorporates physical movement/exercises that move energy in a way to promote healing.

Auricular Acupuncture is one of the more widely used microsystems within eastern medicine. Microsystems use one aspect of the body - for example, the ears, hands or feet - to treat conditions that are present anywhere in the body. Auricular acupuncture may be used as a primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with other treatments such as acupuncture, bodywork or herbal medicine.  It has been commonly used to treat addiction. 

Cupping is one of the external therapies in Chinese medicine that is used to treat pathologies by creating local suction with specially-made cups to either points or areas over the body surface.  It is important for breaking adhesions, expelling cold pathogens, and promoting circulation. 

Moxibustion is frequently used with acupuncture.  It is an external heat therapy applied on or over an acu-moxa point or an effected site.  Mugwort, is typically the east Asian herb that is burned in this healing modality.  Moxibustion therapy is used primarily for warming, expelling cold, reducing edema, promoting circulation, preventing disease and strengthening the body. 

Gua Sha has been practiced in the eastern tradition for thousands of years.  Gua means to scrape, while Sha is a reddish, elevated patch of skin.  Sha is the term used to describe blood in the subcutaneous tissue that rises into a small red bump during gua sha therapy.  It is performed by using a porcelain Asian soup spoon in repetitive motions across specific parts of the body, typically the back.  It works well for releasing stagnant blood where by allowing for better re-absorption of blood into the body.  It may also be used for treating pain, breaking adhesions and increasing mobility.

 

 

 


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