The principal aim of acupuncture is to treat the whole person, not only the symptoms, to recover the equilibrium between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the person. Although often described as a means of pain relief, it is in fact used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses.
The various combinations of energy characteristics and taste give the herb its properties that can influence the yin and yang energy patterns of the body. For example, sour, bitter and salty tastes are related to yin. While acrid or pungent, sweet are attributed to yang. What's this item about? The Chinese pharmacopoeia lists over 6,000 different medicinal substances in terms of their properties and the disharmonies that they are helpful with.
Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years. The Chinese and many other cultures have been doing this since ancient times by using heat inside a glass or bamboo cups. In Latin America, cupping therapy is called ventusis and has been used by the indigenous people and also by general population outside the alopatic medical system.
Tuina or Therapeutic Massage
Tuina is a Chinese therapeutic massage. The word 'Tuina' actually means 'pushing & grabbing'. Some of the common techniques include rolling, pushing, grasping, kneading, rubbing, nipping, vibrating, chopping, revolving, pinching, pressing, etc. These techniques are applied on specific acupuncture points, along a channel or meridian, or a whole area of the body.
Gua Sha is a rubbing technique applied to the skin to release muscle tension, tightness and constriction. It involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a specialized tool, and feels like a deep massage.
Qigong is an exercise to regulate the mind and breathing in order to control or promote the flow of Qi. Since Qi plays an important role in the vital processes of the human body, the regulation of Qi flow is therefore use to preserve health and treat disease.
Moxibustion is a medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort (Artemisa) herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, and maintain general health.
Acupoint Injection Therapy (AIT) or Biopuncture is the injection of sterile biologic products into specific locations of the body. It combines the actions of acupuncture using hypodermic needle techniques at acupuncture point locations, ashi points or trigger points, to speed the healing process, balance vital energy, and improve general health.
Auricular Therapy & Microsystems
According with Chinese Medicine, the ear like every other body part is a reflection or a microsystem of the whole body, since every part of the body is represented on the ear.
According with Chinese Medicine, the ear like every other body part is a reflection or a Electro-acupuncture is technique also called electrostimulation, where acupuncture needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates electric pulses using small clips. of the whole body, since every part of the body is represented on the ear.
Food Energy Therapy
In Traditional Chinese Medicine food groups are divided not by the food groups of western nutrition, but by the Five Elements. They are also classified as either Yin or Yang based on whether a food is 'cooling' or 'warming', and style of cooking. There are traditionally five flavours, each associated with one of the traditional five elements.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Mindful Physical Therapy