Acupuncture is essentially a method that turns on the body’s self-healing mechanisms. Qi is energy within systematic pathways within the body that when blocked or imbalanced often causes illness and pain. Acupuncture restores the flow of qi by stimulation of acupoints by needles, use of hands (acupressure), or other means. The National Institute of Health has verified that acupuncture is an effective treatment for pain, including headaches.
MOVEMENT & POSTURE
Mind-body movement includes a broad range of wellness-promoting techniques focusing on the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of the person. These include qigong, taichi, yoga, and other meditative and relaxation techniques. Taichi, which was developed in ancient China as a martial art and currently used for health purposes, combines deep breathing with flowing movements. This practice aims to rebalance the Qi in the body, or homeostatic reserve.
(Chinese Nutrition and Soups)
You are what you eat – and what you eat should be as unique and vibrant as you! By incorporating Chinese medicine principles that have been used for the last 2,000 years, you will gain an understanding of the link between nutrition, disease, and healthful living according to your own constitution, environment, season, and lifestyle. The main goal of Chinese nutrition is to use food as a means to achieve balance and harmony within the body, as well as help make better nutritional decisions. Examples include differentiating healing properties of root versus leaf teas; balancing yin and yang food characteristics such as taste, color, and preparation; and recreating ancient soup recipes using purposeful combinations of herbs to be both palatable and healthy.
The air you breath, the sounds you hear, the objects you see, use and touch, and the people you interact with all have an affect on your health. Chinese medicine recognizes how the environment affects our health and often has solutions that utilizes your five senses to balance the body.