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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of traditional Chinese medicine (Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). In the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine system of medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. When this balance is lost through external factors, emotions

Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. Among the major assumptions in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a "balanced state" and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. It is believed that there are 12 main meridians and 8 secondary meridians and that there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body that connect with them.


Chinese Herbs

If herbs are considered a complement to treatment, a referral will be given.


Cupping

Cupping in an ancient form of therapy, with the major functions are to move the stagnant Qi & Blood and to warm the meridians. Heat is used to suction the air out of the glass cup and then is place on the affected areas.  In western medicine, this means that cupping can release toxins and stimulate lymph, blood, and energy. 

Cupping can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture or can be a non-needle TCM therapy.  From the suction of the cups local bruising may appear for about a week after the treatment.

The following are uses for cupping- muscle & joint pains, sprains & strains, muscle stiffness, decreased range of motion, heal bruising faster, common cold, cough, asthma, and much more.

Cupping can be done on multiple areas during a treatment.


Oriental Massage - Tui Na

TuiNa, is the oldest known system of Asian bodywork dating back to 1700 BC.  It is a form of massage and physical therapy that helps prevent future problems by keeping the body’s energy in balance.  Tui Na follows TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) theory of the meridians and pathways to allow the body to naturally heal itself, by using different hand and arm techniques to massage and stimulate specific points on the body.  These techniques will correct the flow of Qi while realigning the musculo-skeleton.  

Tui Na is a leading therapy for musculoskeletal disorders (including pains, inflammation, frozen shoulder syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, herniated disk, neck pain & stiffness, sports injuries, whiplash, sprains & strains,  stiffness, muscle spasms & cramps, numbness, and tingling), headaches, migraines, digestive disorders, insomnia, constipation, tension from stress, and can improve poor circulation. Therefore it is also beneficial for emotional well-being as well as physical health.

Tui Na can be done in conjunction with Acupuncture or can be a non-needle TCM therapy.  During a the treatment the patient should wear loose and comfortable clothing and the Tui Na portions of the treatment can last from 10-45 minutes.  Patients may feel some soreness from the manipulation to the points along the meridians for a couple of days (like you might get after a workout), and then will have relief from the symptoms that can last up to 2 weeks.  Follow up treatments might be recommended. 


Dietary Recommendations

Done on a case by case basis and from a Chinese Medicine perspective.


Injection Therapy

Coming soon.


 

 

 

 


 

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"My body has been put through the ringer playing rugby for the USA. Recently I hurt my back badly and was not able to return to play right away, with the help and expertise of Karla Leopold I was able to start training again and am now back on the pitch as good as new."


"I have had acupuncture many places and this is as good as it gets. They treated my hand pain after an amputation. Don't know what I would do without them. Professional and a very good setting."

 



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