Itself consists of the insertion of fine needles into specific points throughout the body. Over 2,500 years ago the Chinese discovered these “acupoints” by configuring a system of “meridians” or channels that course through the body. A customized point prescription is selected for each individual patient based on their ailment and constitution. Upon insertion, the practitioner seeks out the “da qi” (pronounced duh-chi) for optimal results. Da qi is the arrival of the qi, or energy flow in the body, manifested as a dull ache or tingling sensation in and around the acupoint. Acupuncture is often used to treat a variety of ailments including back and neck pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines, allergies, indigestion, depression and more. Acupuncture can also be helpful if you suffer insomnia, want to quit smoking, lose weight or even improve fertility (treat infertility).
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique developed even earlier than Acupuncture. It is based life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. Applying physical pressure to trigger points helps clearing blockages in these meridians.
When the body’s systems are out of equilibrium, pain and/or organ dysfunction tend to occur. By increasing circulation, lessening inflammation, easing tension, and boosting the immune system, Chinese medicine brings one back to homeostasis. This results in the alleviation of pain or dysfunction, and the achievement of maximum health for life. Massage is one of the elements we use to bring you back to equilibrium.
Are potent natural medicines derived from the earth, consisting of botanical and entomological elements. Herb formulas are offered in the form of pills, capsules, teas, powders, or creams, each customized to the patient’s needs. Because they are not artificial or man-made, they have little adverse side affects.
Need advice or direction on how to fit foods, vitamins and herbs into your healing process?
Diet and lifestyle affect everyone differently, because of our individual make-ups. Chinese medicine seeks to educate and bring awareness to the right foods and behaviors for your physiology. Sometimes just a small change in nutrition and habits can alleviate symptoms, big or small.
Did you know that Acupuncture is a great alternative to relieve pain of all sorts? Whether you have chronic headaches or migraines, want to treat back, neck or knee pain, Acupuncture could provide relief.
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Dana has been an avid practitioner of yoga since 1995, Dana built upon her personal yoga commitment by training as a teacher in 2011. She has found that Yoga is about making space both physically and emotionally. Dana profoundly appreciates that both acupuncture and yoga open the heart and the energy channels, nourishing all the organs and systems of the body as well as building vigor, clarity and joy. “May the light within me, salute the light within you.”