Non-Invasive Diagnosis Utilizing
Trigger Points – Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyper-irritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Acute trauma or repetitive micro-trauma may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of trigger points. Patients may have regional, persistent pain resulting in a decreased range of motion in the affected muscles. These include muscles used to maintain body posture, such as those in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle. Trigger points may also manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, decreased range of motion in the legs, and low back pain.
Tongue Reading – The tongue has many relationships and connections in the body, useful and important during inspection for confirming TCM diagnosis. It can present strong visual indicators of a person’s overall harmony or disharmony. The tongue has a special relationship with the Heart, in that the Heart opens to the tongue. The tongue is said to be an “offshoot” of the Heart, or “flowers” into the Heart. The normal tongue in Traditional Chinese Medicine has a light red or pinkish body with a thin white coating.
Pulse Reading – Pulse reading is an aspect of the medicine that, for most, requires many years (decades, lifetimes) of practice in order to master. It requires great energetic sensitivity — a capacity to “listen” very deeply. The pulse can be used to gain a deep understanding of the patient on many levels. “Mastering” pulse diagnosis is difficult without the guidance of a skilled teacher. Even at basic levels, however, the pulse provides immediate and specific information that can help clarify contradictory diagnostic information and symptomology.
Energy Balancing – The life force, or Qi (pronounced chee), is the energy by which life exists. Our Qi is both inherited and produced from our food, the sun, the air and water. It is the vital energy that supports all functions of the body, mind, and spirit. This life energy permeates the entire body in an organized system of channels called the meridians.There are 12 primary meridians which correspond to internal organs. When there is an imbalance of chi energy along these meridians, illness, pain, or dis-ease can result. Acupuncture points along these pathways can be stimulated to open up the channel, remove the blockage, and balance the flow of energy. In this aspect, acupuncture is a true science of ‘energy balancing.”
Moxibustion – The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. Moxibustion has been safely used in traditional Chinese suffering from cold or stagnant constitutions, it should not be used on anyone diagnosed with too much heat. Burning moxa also produces a great deal of smoke and a pungent odor.
Cupping (Ba Guan) – Known as Ba Guan, Cupping affects the flow of Qi and blood. It helps draw out and eliminate pathogenic factors such as wind, cold, damp and heat. Cupping also moves Qi and Blood and opens the pores of the skin, thus precipitating the removal of pathogens through the skin itself. If necessary a gliding action is preformed with the cups already suctioned to the body to help draw out excess blockages within the body.
TuiNa – TuiNa is a medical procedure for treating wellness. Referred to as Chinese Medical Massage, it is a vital component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. “Tui” meaning to push or stroke, and “Na” meaning to grasp or knead. A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi.
Medical Reflexology – Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. Reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the
Bleeding Cupping – Bleeding is a Cupping technique in which plastic cups suctioned to create a vacuum and then placed on the afflicted area of the body. The cup’s suction pulls at the skin and is said to “suck out” the body’s toxins. The small incisions give the blood channel a direct route to clear excess toxins and pressure. Relieving much of the body’s discomfort caused by the congestion of blood, energy or mucus, as well as swelling or pain
Acupuncture – Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Scraping (Gua Sha) – Known as Gua Sha, strokes made with a blunt object removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and so on. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disorders.
Infrared Lighting – Infrared light therapy has healing benefits much like natural sunlight without any dangerous solar radiation effects. Pain sufferers of all kinds are reporting varied results from the use of infrared light therapy. Benefits from this light therapy are due to the light’s ability to dilate and expand blood vessels which can increase overall blood circulation, increase lymph drainage of toxins, increase energy in cells and promote healing.
Laser – Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a medical and veterinary treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes to enhance cellular function. LLLT improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take about 4 – 6 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week.
Hypnotherapy – Hypnotherapy use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person’s mind and free will. Hypnosis can teach people how to master their own states of awareness affecting their own bodily functions and psychological responses.
Electric Stimulation – Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to simulate muscles. By passively activating the muscle, by placing a pair of electrodes on the target muscle or muscle group, the unit can send electrical impulses through the skin to underlying nerves, stimulating the contraction and relaxation of the muscle in a rhythm similar to daily exercise. Electrical Stimulation can be used for two primary functions; strength training and muscle tone or pain control.
Ultra Sound – Ultrasonic waves are produced by means of mechanical vibration of the metal treatment head of the ultrasound machine. The treatment head is then moved over the surface of the skin in the region of the injury. The vibration may cause an increase in the extensibility of structures such as ligaments, tendons, scar tissue and fibrous joint capsules. The heat generated may also help to reduce pain and muscle spasm and promote the healing process.
Bian Stone Scraping – Bian-stone is a type of therapeutic geo-magnetic stone; stone lining layouts are used in the beds equipment to aid in heating, and balancing the bodies energies. Along with other operations of health care given.
Manual Therapy (Zheng Gu) – A Combination of Chinese Osteopathic, and Deep Trigger Point Work. Designed to help release muscles, lengthen tendons, and bring balance to the body system.
Herbal Tea – The potent odors and flavors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling the herbs and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines. Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 – 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the “tea” is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes lest they loose their valuable volitile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.
Herbal Pills – The Chinese invented the pill. In the twelfth century, Chinese doctors were prescribing pills much as we do today. Ancient formulas were often prepared as pills made from milled herbs bound with water, honey, ginger juice, or other substances. Therapeutic dosages of handful of pills, taken two or three times a day. Though it may seem like a lot of pills, it’s really only a few grams of medicine.
Herbal Wine – This extra concentrated concoction of herbs is designed as a very strong topical analgesic. After fermenting for an extended period of time, 4 – 6 months, the mixture is complete. The intense properties of the herbs are escalated and enhanced to help relieve pain, and ease discomfort in areas suffering form acute and chronic conditions. This is strictly a topical solution and ingestion should be avoided, as well as placing on open wounds and sores
Breathing & Exercises
Do them anytime during the day if you feel stressed or on edge. If you practice these methods routinely, you will notice over time that you’re handling the day better, your blood pressure is lower and overall your body is more in balance. These breathing techniques are used in tandem with simple routines of specific movements meant to aid in posture, bone strength, lowering blood pressure, relieving anxiety, and increasing overall health and strength in weak areas of the body. The exercises given are based off of Martial Arts traditions and Qi Gong.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – Includes a facial exfoliate, balancing mask, facial cupping followed by 30-45 minutes facial and full-body acupuncture. Acupuncture tightens pores, improves muscle tone and dermal contraction, while enhancing and increasing the elasticity of the skin. It can reduce signs of aging by strengthening and stimulation the body’s energy (qi) circulation, especially those of the face. Through a succession of treatments, you will look and feel more energetic, vibrant and healthy.
Facial Spa – Our facial spa may include a deep cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating steam to open up your pores, facial massage with natural cream, relaxing shoulder and neck massage that may allow you to fall in and out of sleep, extraction as needed before nourishing mask, and last but not least, toner and moisturizer to finish. Facial spa assists with facial rejuvenation acupuncture will enhance a better result in anti-aging. In addition, cupping and scraping are available with facial spa, in the same session, to accelerate the detox process.