Chinese Medicine includes the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, cups, moxibustion and tui na (Chinese massage) to treat a wide spectrum of ailments. Some common complaints for which Chinese Medicine is sought after are pain management, musculo-skeletal disharmonies, headache, infertility and women’s health. With that said, Chinese Medicine’s ability to increase the function of the immune system and promote the parasympathetic nervous system make it suitable for addressing autoimmune disorders, the common cold or flu, digestive health and other stress-induced complaints. It can manage PTSD and emotional imbalances, and the VA hospitals employ acupuncturists for this purpose and pain management.
Every body is different and Chinese Medicine strives to customize a holistic approach to individual needs. Therefore, if someone comes in with headaches, the treatment may include acupuncture, herbal medicine and moxibustion for one person, but acupuncture and cups for another.
The use of needles to access the body’s Qi (life force), myofascial and nervous system networks to promote the body’s self-healing process.
The use of plant, mineral and animal based substances for internal medicine and topical poultice.
The use of glass, plastic or bamboo cups to increase circulation.
The use of mugwort to warm, build Blood and support meridians.