Chinese medicine is a complex system of medicine that has been used for over 2,500 years. Acupuncture is a tool used in Chinese medicine to bring the body back into balance, healing patterns of disease. There are 20 acupuncture channels and about 365 acupuncture points located all over the body. Blockages and obstructions in these channels can cause pain and illness to occur. Different acupuncture points are chosen for each individual based on what pattern is showing up in their body. Acupuncture points used on these channels give specific messages to the body to redirect its normal functioning again. Our bodies inherently are built to know what to do and how to heal, the needle works with the body to help this happen. Click here to learn more about what acupuncture can treat.
“Moxa” is powerful herb often used during treatments to supplement certain points and provide warmth to certain areas of the body. It has a smell that is like incense and gives acupuncture points a strong boost.
Gua sha is a technique used to promote circulation in the muscle layer and release toxins in the body using scraping tool such as a ceramic spoon or an animal horn. Cupping moves suctioned cups on the body. Both are often used to alleviate symptoms of muscular pain and the beginnings of respiratory illnesses. They detox the muscles by breaking up extra capillaries the body has created to store toxins, often produced by stress, illness and injury.
In addition to acupuncture, Chinese Medicine has been using very complex medicinal herbal formulas for thousands of years. We have learned hundreds of these formulas and our own clinic is equipped with about 150 herbs to modify the formula for each patient’s specific medical presentation.
The following massage modalities are available:
– Swedish massage
– Tui Na
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Similar to herbal medicine, essential oils come from a number of medicinal plants and flowers, but are in a more concentrated form and applied externally. Our practitioners have been trained to use essential oils in a Chinese Medicine context. Because of this we know which oils would be best applied to which acupuncture points. The patient can then apply these oils at home on a schedule recommended by the practitioner. This allows another way for a patient to keep the healing process going in between acupuncture treatments, and keep certain points stimulated.
These seeds are attached to a small adhesive piece of tape that are applied to different ear acupuncture points that follow your treatment. They usually last for 3-5 days on the point. Patients can rub these seeds in between treatments to keep certain points stimulated. The ear itself is a microcosm of our bodily system and has points that can address any external or internal area of the body.
Join Callan at Magictown Movement Studio for a Qi Gong for Longevity class. Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is a low impact, internal movement art that increases flexibility through a series of standing movements. Callan Welder has been practicing QiGong for more than eight years and has had the great pleasure of studying with expert teachers from America and China. QiGong is a way to prevent disease and improve health as a holistic approach to exercise. Anyone, of any age and skill level can practice QiGong. The form that he teaches improves health by repairing organs, increasing bone density and thereby cultivating longevity. Classes are Thursdays from 10-11 am at the Magictown Studio on Blannahassett Island, Studio #208.