Chinese medicine utilizes several treatment modalities to address specific health problems and correct imbalances in the human body.
Chinese herbs may be given in the form of teas, pills, and capsules to supplement acupuncture treatment. Herbs come from natural ingredients, such as roots, flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, fruits, minerals, and animal parts. Chinese herbal medicine is based on an individual’s pattern of disease and treats not only the symptoms but the root cause of the disorder.
“Moxa” is the application of heat to a particular point(s) on the body with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smooth flow of qi and blood. Moxa comes from the mugwort plant and contains a medicinal that has many functions. Moxa warms the body, moves qi and blood to alleviate pain, unblocks obstructions, treats weaknesses in the body and brings the body back to a state of wellness.
Cupping is another type of treatment used to relieve stagnation in the body due to pain. It is a method of stimulating acupuncture points by applying suction through a glass jar. This technique promotes blood flow by bringing the obstructed blood flow to the surface of the body and promoting the free flow of qi and blood. Cupping is used for low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, and the removal of pathogens during a cold or flu.
When people experience pain, it is due to a blockage in the movement of qi and blood throughout certain meridians. “E-stim” provides a low level of electrical stimulation to acupuncture points to stimulate blood flow throughout the body. E-stim can be used for musculo-skeletal pain relief by opening the meridian and letting the qi flow freely, restoring balance.