By: The Mazurin Centre  09-12-2011
Keywords: Acupuncture

There are several treatment modalities that fall under the scope of traditional Chinese medicine. All of these modalities can be used for preventative care, health maintenance, and treatment of disease. They are as follows: acupuncture, musculo-skeletal acupuncture, herbology, moxibustion, cupping, Tui Na (Chinese massage), Food Therapy/ Dietary Therapy/Nutrition Support/Supplementation .

  • Acupuncture - There are over 2000 acupuncture points on the body, which are all connected by pathways called meridians. These meridians conduct energy or Qi (Chee) between the surface and the internal organs. Each point has a different effect on the body through which the Qi passes. Thin disposable presterilized needles are gently inserted into specific acupoints and meridians to assist in recovery of disease processes. Acupunture works to promote balance within the body creating free flow of movement in the bosy – hence, a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
  • Musculoskeletal Acupuncture: Acupuncture pain management based on motor point, trigger point and myofascial release.  It is very effective for both acute and chronic recurrent pain.
  • Herbal Medicine - Herbal medicine is an integral component of traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also one of the oldest and most popular forms of health care. The term ‘herbal medicine’ refers to the use of a plant’s seed, berries, roots, leaves, bark, flowers, and other things found in nature being used for medicinal purposes.  After diagnosing a patient’s disharmony and forming a treatment plan an individual formula is prescribed taking into consideration the following: the patient’s constitution, digestive state, emotional and physical states.
  • Dietary Therapy/Nutrition Support/Supplementation - Important suggestions made to help the patient adapt his/her current nutrition, exercise and flexibility and support programs to promote well being.  The healing power of food is very important for helping patients to maintain health and balance in their lives.  Our bodies need essential nutrients and eating foods that are appropriate for the season as well as foods suited to our condition and constitution is very important.  Food acts as medicine and understanding the temperature, nature and effects of food can be helpful for many conditions.
  • Gua Sha - A healing technique that involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument. Gua means to rub or create friction. Sha is the term used to describe congestion of blood at the surface of the body.  Gua Sha helps to relieve tight myofascial tissue/scar tissue and promotes normal circulation encouraging blood flow and cellular metabolic processes. One experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, colds, flus, fever, chills, cough, digestive pain, nausea, and so on.
  • Cupping - A process in which a jar (glass or plastic) is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through negative pressure. The vacuum causes the skin and local blood supply to be drawn up into the cup a little way. It is useful over the larger muscle groups of the body, esp. the back, shoulders, buttocks and legs. It helps to disperse accumulations of blood (incl. Bruises) and qi (incl. spasms).
  • Moxibustion - A method by which moxa wool, a form of chrysanthemum, is burned on or above the skin at acupuncture points.  The heat warms the meridians, improves circulation (Qi and blood), relaxes the musculature and improves overall health. This therapy is very effective for increasing and stimulating the healing response of the body. Moxibustion has the ability to warm the body, stimlate circulation, and increase immunity by way of blood cell production.
  • Tui Na/Asian Deep Tissue Bodywork - A style of therapeutic massage, which seeks to enhance the flow of Qi (Chee) in the body by the use of various pressure points and stroke techniques.
  • Lifestyle-Emotional Support - Exercise/Yoga-Stretches, Meditation Support,
  • Acupressure: A technique using finger pressure on meridian points to create a balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
  • Psychosomatic Energetics with Rubi-Med remedies - Homeopathic remedies to help balance the emotional body and chakras. Help one to overcome our blocks in a steady manner and strengthen the emotional body to maintain keeping our blocks gone.

Keywords: Acupuncture

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