September 4, 2016

Services

All of the following treatments are available at Peace Health Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Clinic.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine:

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been used in China for more than 4,000 years. It sets out to correct any energy imbalances in an individual. Many conditions can be treated with the help of Chinese herbal medicine. Root cause of the problem is treated along with the symptoms. Personal formulas are designed for each individual depends on your TCM diagnose which come from this four procedures of TCM diagnosis:  inspection (observing the mind, complexion, tongue), listening and smelling (voice, respiration, odors), inquiry (asking questions, symptoms) and palpation (pulse).

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Traditional Chinese Acupuncture:

Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of stainless steel fine disposable needles into specific points on the body  to help the body to restore its natural balanced state. There are mainly fourteen meridian on your body.  Several thousand years ago Chinese physicians discovered that Qi, the vital force, circulates throughout the body along fourteen major channels, twelve of which are duplicated on the left and right sides of the body. The two other major channels are located in the center of the body, one in the front, the other in the back. And there are a number of so-called Extra Channels and Miscellaneous Channels throughout the body. Special heat lamp and/or electrical stimulation are often used added to the treatment as well. Acupuncture is extremely safe when performed by a well-trained Acupuncturist. Traditional Chinese acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the constitution and promote general well being. In conjunction with needling, the practitioner may use techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, massage(Tuina) or electro-acupuncture. They may also suggest dietary or lifestyle changes.

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Cosmetic Acupuncture:

Cosmetic Acupuncture is used to prevent and correct the signs of aging mostly on the face. The method does not involve surgery, it is an all natural procedure that will help rejuvenate and revitalize your skin without side effects. It helps improve blood circulation, nourish the skin, and increase collagen production to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and dull skin. Cosmetic Acupuncture treats the whole person. How a person feels about their life and about themselves is very important. Cosmetic Acupuncture provides results over a number of treatments (often around 10 sessions), but lots of people begin to see some difference within 6 sessions. Along with the acupuncture treatment, herbal medicines may needed to increase patient’s general health and assist in the cosmetic change process.

Channel Scrubbing (Guasha):

Channel scrubbing (Guasha) is one of the therapeutic techniques used in Chinese Medicine treatments. The technique involves repeatedly scrubbing the surface of the skin in certain parts of the body with a tortoiseshell comb. Gua sha has the ability to disperse stagnation and  promote the  flow of both qi and blood to the area experiencing pain, thereby offering relief. 

Cupping:

Cupping is similar to scrubbing but is more point specific. This method stimulates the acupuncture points by applying suction through a glass cup. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle . The functions of cupping are improving circulation, causing tissues to release toxins, strengthening the body, balancing the internal organs and reducing pain caused by blood or Qi stagnation.

Tuina Meridian:

Tuina Meridian is an ancient healing art where the practitioner uses the hands to press on key points on the surface of the body (meridians) to stimulate the body’s own natural healing process. It is more than 2000 years old and is the traditional massage system of China. There are many different styles: some are deep and vigorous, some are gentle and relaxing.

Tuina Meridians can help to: open the meridian, balance the body, normalize the body system, cure disease, and promote health.

If you have any questions about any of the above services, please contact Allison at: peacehealth188@gmail.com or (519) 803-1688.