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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Acupuncture

Is a holistic therapy that helps to strengthen the immune system, prevent disease, reduce or relieve pain, and improve mood, energy and function of affected areas of the body by inserting, manipulating and retaining very fine sterile filiform needles into specific acu-points on the body.

Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that originated in China over 5,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and best known of the alternative therapies. The World Health Organization cites that over forty ailments are treatable by acupuncture.

  • Cupping

Is another type of treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is a method of stimulating acupuncture points by applying suction through a bamboo, glass or plastic jar, in which a partial vacuum has been created. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.

Cupping has been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is also used for low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, and helping relieve fluid from the lungs in chronic bronchitis.

  • Chinese Herbology

Is one of the most sophisticated systems in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is based on the careful differentiation of syndromes, TCM doctors who would prescribe a herbal formula to an individual’s needs and synergistically combine a variety of herbs in order to treat and prevent diseases.

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