Acupucture is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can treat a wide variety of medical problems. It promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health and improve overall function and well-being by stimulating the Qi flowing in the Meridians.
Meridians are specific pathways through which Qi and Blood are distributed to the whole body. The Meridian is a collective term for channels and collaterals. Channels are the main trunks of the Meridian system that travels in the depth of the body along certain route, while the collaterals are the branches of the Meridian system which runs in the superficial parts of the body or even emerges in the exterior of the body.They are distributed veritically and horizontally, linking every parts of the whole body like a net. There are 14 main meridians inside the body. Each meridian contains different acupoints. The pracitioner inserts the needles into selected acupoints after making a diagnosis according to the principle of traditinal Chinese medicine and the theory of Meridian system.
All needles are very fine, thin and disposal for one-time use.
The effectiveness of an acupuncture treatment is strongly dependent upon an accurate Chinese medical diagnosis. The needling skills and techniques of the practitioner will also influence greatly the results.
Chinese herbal medicine is a natural healing way.There are about 500 different herbs in common use today. Herbs are classified in two dimensions. The first dimensions refers to the energy characteristics of the herb,namely hot, warm, cold, neutral, and aromatic. The second dimension refers to the taste property of the herb, namely sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty.
Chinese practitioners rarely prescribe a single herb to treat a condition. They create formulas. Each formula commonly contains different herbs from 4 to 12 or more. Decoction is the traditional method of preparing herbal medicince to a concentrated form of tea. Now herbal formulas are available as pills, tablets, capsules, extraction to be convenient with patients.
Chinese TuiNa massage is a very old medical treatment techniques which practitioners apply different manipulations, such as Pushing, Rolling, Rubbing, Pressing and etc, to act on specific meridians or acupoints to heal the diseases. It divides into adult massage and child massage. Same as acupuncture, Chinese TuiNa massage is based on the principle of traditional Chinese medicine and the theory of Meridians to treat a wide variety of diseases, not only muscular-skelectal system disorders.whereas chinese child massage is totally different from the adult massage which has its own unique manipulations and points in accordiance with the characterics of physiology and pathyology.It is a drug-free, needle-free and effective way to help a lot of child health conditions, such as constipation, diarrhea, asthma and some skin problems.
Cupping is one of therapy which is usually conducted in combination with acupuncture. It can dredge the channels and activate blood circulation, as well as, warm the meridians. It benifits pain relief and a lot of other heath problems.Traditional Chinese Medicine says :"If there is a obstruction, there is a pain; If there is no obstruction, there is on pain."
Cupping are made of different materials, such as bamboos, glasses, and plastics.
Moxibustion is also another therapy which is often used in combination with needles. Moxibustion is the process where moxa sticks or cones ( made of dry moxa leaves)are ignited and held about an inch above the patients' skin over specific acupoints. Needle-warming moxibustion combines needling and moxibustion by attaching a moxa to an inserted needle. The purpose of this treatment is to warm the Qi and Blood in the Meridians. It is most commonly used When there is a requirement to expel coldness and dampness or to tonify the Qi and Blood, such as arthritis, infertility, and digestive system problem.
Chinese medical exercises is that chinese practitioners make an individual-tailored exercises according to patient's health condition based on Qigong, Taichi protocols, not only practicing by the patients themselves.
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