What methods are used to Treat Patients?
Acupuncture balances energy through meridians within the body which re-establish the body’s ability to correct problems related to damage and disease. Usually it requires a sequence of treatments (5-6 or 10-12) done once or twice weekly to restore one’s health or to reverse injury caused by years of chronic pain or illness. The longer and more serious the condition, the longer the treatment process will be required to achieve the greatest benefit.
Electro-Acupuncture is one of the most important techniques in acupuncture and is most effective for some special conditions. Commonly used in a variety of pain, emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD and insomnia, fatigue, addiction withdrawal symptoms, paralysis of limbs, stroke rehabilitation, post concussion syndrome, spinal cord injuries and muscle strain.
Chinese Herbal Therapy has been used for thousands years to treat many varieties of diseases in China. It is the preparation and use of all natural plants and minerals as prescriptive medicine. Through nourishment and assimilation like foods, herbs regulate the balance of the body and are a benefit to health through nutrition.
Auricular Acupuncture (ear points) is a part of acupuncture. The ear looks like a map of body and reflects many disorders in different places of body. It is used to evaluate and treat many types of diseases, especially for pain and emotional problems like stress, anxiety, and depression, allergies. It is also employed as a means of drug and alcohol detoxification for withdrawal symptoms. From clinical observation and research, we have found that auricular acupuncture often leads to effective results immediately for some conditions.
Moxibustion is the local and focused application of heat to acupoints using a type of compressed, powdered herbs (called moxa) and is often accomplished along with acupuncture. It is often used for conditions of yang deficiency with cold which is commonly associated with diarrhea.
Tuina is another part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It looks like soft tissue massage but can be performed for structural adjustment of the body. It is often combined with acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas for the treatment of injury, deformity and chronic disorders of muscle tissues, bones, ligaments and tendons.
Pediatric Tuina is a special type of the traditional Chinese medical therapy. Often used in place of acupuncture if children are reluctant to receive acupuncture treatment. By using special points and techniques, pediatric Tuina is particularly designed to prevent and treat pediatric diseases, especially for children of 12 years old and under; it is most effective for those under 5 to 6 years old. It is a valuable way to treat common problems of children, such as fever, cold, cough, asthma, allergies, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, eating disorders, indigestion, malnutrition, stomach-ache, abdominal pain, rectal prolapse, enuresis, night crying, paralysis, ADD/ ADHD, infantile muscular torticollis.
Cupping is a special technique for the treatment of problems of local energy or blood stagnation in the channels. It is normally applied for conditions such as asthma, allergies, high blood press, digestive problems, pain，fibromyalgia and stress following acupuncture.
Dietary Medicine is a major means of self-care in China. The TCM doctor there recommends an energetically balanced diet to treat disharmonies and particularly many disorders of the digestive system. The patient takes this information and hopefully continues his treatment with particular foods and herbs.