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I use Traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques from the TCM school of thought that is the basis of licensure in the United States and China. These methods are well suited for treating a wide array of disorders, and for general wellness. I also know and use classical acupuncture techniques that were largely lost in China during Maoist times, are lesser known, and are not emphasized in the acupuncture schools in the USA and China. This approach is ideal for patients interested in personal development, dealing with life transition, and emotional issues such as grief and loss, anxiety and depression.
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage, involving finger pressure, palm pressure and stretches. It is based on the Chinese meridian system. Shiatsu is gentle and deeply restful. Tui-Na is a form of Chinese body work that involves several different manual techniques, including stretching, traction, joint mobilization, and specific massage techniques. Tui-na is strong and invigorating. In addition to Shiatsu and Tui-Na, I also incorporate techniques from Thai massage, (especially for the lower back and legs) and osteopathy (especially neuro-muscular facilitation stretches).
Chinese Herbal Medicine constitutes the longest, most documented form of medicine in history. Herbal prescriptions are sophisticated and individualized, and take into consideration the patient's constitution, medical condition, and potential risks and benefits that may arise from dietary supplements and other medications. The only herbs I use are from the Mayway
herb company, which are considered the cleanest, purest, highest grade herbs available in
the world today.
Electro-Acupuncture refers to the use of mild electric stimulation at acupuncture points in order to reduce pain and increase function. This is useful for acute pain, inflammation, breaking up of scar tissue and edema. Moxibustion employs the herb mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), burned near specific points of the body, for its warming and blood-invigorating properties, usually in conjunction with acupuncture. Cupping is a method that uses suction to increase circulation and stretch tissue. LED Therapy employs a machine that penetrates tissue with infrared light that is shown to reduce pain and inflammation. Lifestyle recommendations are a key component of many treatment plans. Dietary, exercise, and sleep habits are the cornerstone of health. They can amplify the benefits of any intervention, and help us to take an active role in our physical and emotional well-being.