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Acupuncture Using Traditional Chinese Medicine

Accepting New Patients / Clients

Acupuncture Using Traditional Chinese Medicine

acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most common methods of healing. As a modality within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is a drug-free therapy that is safe and effective to address illnesses and diseases. Traditional Chinese Medicine finds that imbalances in the body can result from various stressors and demands of everyday life. These imbalances disrupt and block the movement of Qi (energy, life force) in the body, resulting in pain or illness. At Moss Healthcare, our acupuncturist will stimulate the flow of Qi by inserting hair-thin, sterile needles into specific areas of the body, known as acupuncture points. Acupuncture is a natural approach to help move blockages, encourage healing, and restore balance for those experiencing chronic pain.

other modalities we offer

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Cupping

An ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin using either heat or suction. When the cup is left in place for a few minutes, “blood stasis” is formed and localized healing takes place. The cups draw up the underlying tissues (and have been found to be effective up to four inches into the tissues) to circulate Qi and blood, release toxins and activate the lymphatic system.
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Tui Na

Chinese bodywork therapy that works on the same principles as acupuncture, with the use of hands and fingers instead of needles. Through a combination of massage and acupressure, Tui Na applies pressure to acupuncture points and channels, and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of Qi.
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Moxibustion

A traditional form of heat therapy that involves the safe, controlled burning of a Chinese herb on or near specific acupuncture points or body areas to warm and invigorate Qi and promote healing.
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Gua Sha

Gua means to scrape and Sha means redness or swelling. Gua Sha is the therapeutic use of instruments to apply pressure or friction, either over muscle tissue, joints or specific acupuncture pathways, which helps to circulate blood, lymph and Qi in the body. It encourages the removal of metabolic waste in the skin and superficial muscle tissues. This technique is often used to treat various pain conditions, especially muscle, tendon, ligament and connective tissue disorders/injuries, and can be used to enhance the immune response when fighting colds & flu.
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Eastern Nutrition

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, food is a form of therapeutic treatment classified according to its qualities and energetic effects rather than in terms of calories, proteins and fats. It is not just a matter of eating nourishing, healthy food but of eating nourishing healthy food that is right for individual body types. A personalized diet based on your constitution, the nature of your condition, and even the season and climate are all taken into consideration in Chinese dietary therapy.
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Cupping

An ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin using either heat or suction. When the cup is left in place for a few minutes, “blood stasis” is formed and localized healing takes place. The cups draw up the underlying tissues (and have been found to be effective up to four inches into the tissues) to circulate Qi and blood, release toxins and activate the lymphatic system.
Edit

Tui Na

Chinese bodywork therapy that works on the same principles as acupuncture, with the use of hands and fingers instead of needles. Through a combination of massage and acupressure, Tui Na applies pressure to acupuncture points and channels, and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of Qi.
Edit

Moxibustion

A traditional form of heat therapy that involves the safe, controlled burning of a Chinese herb on or near specific acupuncture points or body areas to warm and invigorate Qi and promote healing.
Edit

Gua Sha

Gua means to scrape and Sha means redness or swelling. Gua Sha is the therapeutic use of instruments to apply pressure or friction, either over muscle tissue, joints or specific acupuncture pathways, which helps to circulate blood, lymph and Qi in the body. It encourages the removal of metabolic waste in the skin and superficial muscle tissues. This technique is often used to treat various pain conditions, especially muscle, tendon, ligament and connective tissue disorders/injuries, and can be used to enhance the immune response when fighting colds & flu.
Edit

Eastern Nutrition

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, food is a form of therapeutic treatment classified according to its qualities and energetic effects rather than in terms of calories, proteins and fats. It is not just a matter of eating nourishing, healthy food but of eating nourishing healthy food that is right for individual body types. A personalized diet based on your constitution, the nature of your condition, and even the season and climate are all taken into consideration in Chinese dietary therapy.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture does not only boost and recover the body’s healing mechanism but also contributes to your overall well-being by:
  • Improving the digestive system
  • Enhancing fertility
  • Improving the quality of sleep
  • Controlling blood pressure
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Enhancing a positive mood