Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin needles into the body. The location of the insertion depends on what the patient is requesting treatment for. The theory that is used is called Meridian Theory. This is the science of studying the energetic pathways that connect the entire living system together
Moxibustion is a Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort (moxa) on particular points on the body. It plays an important role in China. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a cigar-shaped stick. They can use it indirectly, with acupuncture needles, or burn it on the patient's skin.
Chinese Medical Massage
At Elements of Healing, we specialize in two unique forms of Asian Bodywork - Tui Na and Shiatsu. Tui Na is a therapeutic massage that incorporates rhythmic compression, stretching, and acupressure techniques to promote circulation and alleviate pain. Shiatsu involves finger pressure applied to specific points on the body, promoting the flow of vital energy or Qi.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of healing in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Tracing its roots back to 17th century Osaka in Japan, this specialized acupuncture technique was developed specifically for infants and children. Sho ni shin offers a viable alternative to pharmaceuticals in the treatment of childhood health problems--everything from behavioral and emotional to many physical conditions.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal Therapy is based on the Oriental theory of “Zang Fu” (internal medicine) diagnosis. Herbal remedies can be taken in pill form, powder, or as tea. Herbal formulas are created to match the individual's needs. Dietary recommendations are also recommended if necessary.