How We Can Help
- Pain Management
- Grief and Depression
- Anxiety and Insomnia
- Smoking and Addictions
- Chronic and Inflammatory Diseases
- Weight Management
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Thyroid Conditions
- Stress Management
- Cancer Support
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One of the more well-known modalities of East Asian medicine, particularly pain management, acupuncture stimulates specific points along energetic meridians within your body’s system. Acupuncture restore balance by increasing circulation to an area, or by opening blockages within the body’s energy system. This is done using very thin, sterilized needles.
Similiar to Acupuncture, Acupressure stimulates specific points along energetic meridians within your body’s system to restore balance by increasing circulation to an area, or by opening blockages within the body’s energy system. Acupressure does not use needles, instead this is done using hand pressure, laser or magnets.
Another popular East Asian therapy, our Qi Gong therapist interprets and defines energy in the body to help release both physical and emotional blockages. A Qi Gong session at our office is typically done while sitting in a chair but may also be done while lying down.
Utilizes plants for medicinal purposes. Herbs may be provided in the form of a tea, a food, a tincture or a pill. All Chinese herbal formulas are individually prescribed to provide maximum benefit.
Tui Na is a therapeutic form of massage. This technique works beyond simply muscles, bones, and joints. While often used to increase circulation to specific areas of injury, it also works with the body’s energy meridians to facilitate healing at a deeper level. It can be a little more painful then relaxing but it is worth it!
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, (a small, spongy herb), on specific areas to facilitate healing. Best known to help turn a breach baby, it is also a very effective treatment for a variety of pain issues. Funky sounding. Remarkably soothing.
We all have times of struggle when it comes to caring for ourselves. Have you been challenged with an injury or disease that calls for a change in your daily exercise or eating habits? Has daily life stress become your norm with your responsibilities leaving you feeling tired and burned out? Our Health Coach can provide the support, knowledge and guidance to help you get back on track. She will work with you to create a plan that is tailored specifically to you, your needs and your life. Consider her your health ally who will help you shift those unhealthy habits into positive health choices with You at the center.
Food therapy as used in East Asian medicine has a similiarly rooted belief in the wisdom of Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine”. In Western medicine we look at foods from a perspective of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and calories. In Eastern medicine we understand the importance of these aspects but we also evaluate foods based on their energetics. There are 5 kinds of energy associated with foods; Hot, cold, neutral, cool and warm. This refers to the temperature effect a food has on the body, not the temperature a food is served at. (for example, peppermint tea though it is hot when drinking is very cooling on the body)
Food is also looked at by the function of its flavor. There are 5 flavors with each flavor having an effective relationship with different organ and energy system. The flavors include salty, sweet, sour, bitter and pungent. Those who crave or have a strong dislike for sour foods may have a liver imbalance while those who cant get enough salt may need to have the energetics of the kidney channel addressed.
Food is also evaluated from an energetic perspective. Some foods have an effect of lifting energy, while others have a downward energy. When using food as medicine these are all taken into consideration on an individual basis and specific foods may be recommended to address an underlying imbalance. (think lifting foods for depression vs downward energetics when treating insomnia)
Aromatherapy uses the natural oils extracted from plants to enhance psychological and physical well-being. We all have experienced how familiar scents can trigger positive memories. Inhaled scent is widely believed to stimulate brain function. With aromatherapy, we use specific scents to facilitate healing. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin and can promote whole-body healing.
Meditation is a technique in which we learn to harness the power of thought. By the use of breath, sound, focused intention or prayer we begin training our mind in a deliberate manner to achieve a state of calmness and /or relaxation.