Small glass cups are used to create a partial vacuum against the skin. This is a type of massage that helps to draw blood to the surface, thereby relieving internal congestion. This technique mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Cupping is another treatment to affect the flow of both Qi and blood through the body.
Cupping is commonly used for its use in treating muscular pain, bone pain and spasms, particularly in the back, neck and shoulders. Cupping is also used to treat a broad range of medical conditions such as; blood disorders (anemia, hemophilia), rheumatic diseases (arthritic joint and muscular conditions), fertility and gynecological disorders, and skin problems (eczema, acne), and is known to help general physical and psychological well-being.
Though cupping is a safe, considered painless and non-invasive technique - red marks, swelling, and bruises can appear, since the treatment causes blood to be drawn to the surface of the skin. These marks typically disappear within a few hours or days depending on each person.
Curative medicines for every illness known to man already exit. For 5,000 years, Chinese physicians have used herbs for treating most medical problems, even life-threatening ones. Thousands of years of research have revealed that teams if herbs generate the most effective results. It is combinations of herbs that produce the most beneficial effects. A formula of herbs can be created that utilizes the synergistic activity of the chemicals inherent within each herb, ensuring that you will receive nature’s optimum benefits. Herbs work in a more subtle and natural manner than modern, synthetic drugs. Customized, individually designed herbal formula is made to make sure that there are the correct properties to cope with the specific complaints of the individual, so is not likely to create side effects because it does not attack one specific area of the body. Instead, it influences many different parts of the body in a balanced manner. It is accustomed and adjusted to fit each patients needs to strengthen body, and stimulate the flow of Qi and blood like acupuncture.
Chinese herbal medicine has long been used as a means of preventative health care. The long-term use of herbal tonics has proved effective in maintaining a healthy constitution. The Herbs enhance overall energy while calming nervousness, anxiety, as well as improving the functions of all the body’s organs.
(Please make sure to let us know if you are taking prescribed medications, some herbal decoctions might cause side effects when combined with some prescribed medications).
Electro acupuncture is an addition to the traditional acupuncture, where the needles are inserted and then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips in order to further stimulate the respective acupuncture points. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. This modality is used to disperse the stagnation that causes pain, such as sore muscles and a stiff neck.
Acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for over 5,000 years, now has grown significantly in the United States as medical doctors, medical researchers, health care providers and the public apply in their health care and spread its benefits widely and rapidly these days.
Acupuncture provides a means of influencing the pathways and directions of the flow of energy (Qi) throughout the body. It is a pathway where every cell, organ, and tissue in your body floats back and forth to be transported. When the energy flows freely, the body is balanced and healthy. However, if the energy flow becomes blocked, the body becomes prone to disease. Stress, physical or emotional strain, overexertion, accidents or incidents, excessive activity, or weakness can all lead to blockages of Qi. Acupuncture needles are inserted into meridians and acupoints (acupuncture points) for optimal organ function and unblocks the damaging or obstruction of your meridians. Meridians are identified that they come closest to the surface. At these points, they found that by strategic insertion of extremely fine needles into the predetermined trigger-points of the body, they could influence the flow of Qi, producing either a stimulating or sedating effect. This procedure brings the body’s energy system back into proper balance, thus eliminating pain and restoring the body’s ability to heal by itself.
The needles used for acupuncture treatments are very thin and flexible with rounded tips so that they easily and painlessly slide right into the skin. Disposable needles are used so that there is absolutely no chance of transferring infections from one person to another.
Acupuncture has proven to be especially effective in treating conditions of acute and chronic pain. It has also shown to be successful in the treatment of degenerative diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has classified Acupuncture needles as “medical devices” and has approved Acupuncture as a treatment method for various health conditions. Acupuncture is used to (but not limited to) strengthen physical body, prevent disease, control pain and maintain your body's system to your best condition.
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