To balance is to heal.

                                                       To harmonize is to regulate.

                                                 The needle and herb

                                       can harmonize

                                           and heal any sickness.

                                                                                                       –Huang Di Nei Jing 


Acupuncture * Herbal remedies * Cupping * Moxibustion* Estim* Gua sha* Nutrition

  Acupuncture originated in China more than 3000 years ago as part of a system of medicine that involves not just the insertion of needles but therapeutic approaches such as moxibustion, cupping, herbal products, Tui na and Qigong. Diagnosing and treating are based on a holistic view of the patient and the patient’s symptoms, expressed in terms of the balance of yin and yang. Yin represents the earth, cold, and femininity, whereas yang represents the sky, heat, and masculinity. The actions of yin and yang influence the interactions of the five elements composing the universe: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. Traditional Chinese medicine seek to control the yin and yang levels through 12 meridians, which bring and channel energy (Qi) through the body. Traditional Chinese medicine is a growing practice around the world and is used for promoting health as well as for preventing and curing diseases. 


Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
– Pain reduction
– Stress and tension relief
– Increased energy levels
– Stronger digestion
– Relief from bad habits and addictions
– Greater sense of overall health and well-being

Herbal remedies

In China, there are over 3,200 herbs, 300 mineral and animal extracts, and over 400 formulas used. Herbs have different properties (hot, cold, upward moving, downward moving, bitter, sweet, etc.), all which perform a different action on the body. Following traditional diagnosis methods a basic pattern or root imbalance is identified. Once this pattern has been identified, various extracted and concentrated herbal formulas – which have been shown to be effective in treating the specific pattern –  are then prescribed, to offer deep constitutional support to empower and activate healing.  
 Herbs are gentle by comparison to conventional pharmaceutical drugs and can be taken with western drugs and supplements. They have no side effects when taken properly and can be used independently or in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. Herbal formulas come in tablet or pill form as well as teas and tinctures.
We use only the highest quality of traditional herbs that are regularly tested from impurities and toxins to maintain this high standard.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is performed with the use a soft-edged tool over the skin to restore circulation in areas of pain and stagnation (including scar tissue or muscle “knots,”). In our practice, Gua Sha is used: along the face and neck to promote lymph flow, to relieve pain and emotional tension held in the chest and back, as well as preventing the common cold during a change of seasons. This traditional therapy is just as functional as it is versatile ​in its healing ability.


  Infrared        Sauna

Sauna bathing is an activity which promotes relaxation and well-being. It is recommendable as a public health intervention related to the reduced levels of systemic inflammatory markers.
More information here…


Cupping is a Traditional Chinese medicine therapy in which plastic or glass cups are used to apply suction and heat to meridian points on the body. 

“Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation and you remove the pain”

Cupping helps to rejuvenate meridians (energy pathways), improve the circulation of Qi, and thereby treat imbalances.

Cupping makes a great addition to almost any acupuncture treatment. The heat and suction from the cups help to relieve sore and tight muscles, move stagnation, and allow Qi and blood to flow more smoothly through our muscles. Chronic neck and shoulder tension be gone! 


Electro-Stimulation, or “E-Stim,” is where a low-intensity stimulus is used to continuously activate specific acupuncture points. Research indicates that certain frequencies can promote the release of neurotransmitters, endorphins, and modify how pain-signals are recognized in the brain. E-Stim can be applied at areas of tenderness and increased concentrations of neuro-muscular fibers (Motor Points) to reduce pain, release tight muscles, or activate muscles that are not contracting properly. ​​

​Moxibustion Heat Therapy​

Moxibustion, or “Moxa,” is a form of heat therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses the herb mugwort, Artemis vulgaris, to send heat into specific acupuncture points. In Chinese Medicine, heat effused from Moxa promotes the free flow of Qi and blood, which is essential to preventing pain and restoring balance in the body. Moxa is commonly used to alleviate joint pain/swelling, regulate digestion, and more when there is internal cold causing poor circulation and fluid metabolism.

​Nutritional Counseling

Food is as a powerful tool to help create and maintain wellness. It is important to educate our patients how to improve their diet and eat healthy and balanced meals to provide their body with the appropriate nutrients. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a holistic and comprehensive system of health that views the body in accordance with nature. It puts the utmost importance on lifestyle choices and nutrition, In TCM there is no distinct difference between food and medicine, meaning that food itself can sometimes
be all the medicine you need. 

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