SERVICES

ACUPUNCTURE

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture & Medical Acupuncture

  • Facial Rejuvenation

  • Auricular Acupuncture

  • Electro-Acupuncture

  • Five Elements

  • Scalp Acupuncture

    CHINESE HERBOLOGY

  • CUPPING

    ELECTROMAGNETIC HEALING

    TUI NA ( Chinese Massage)

    ACUPRESSURE & REFLEXOLOGY

    MOXIBUSTION

    QI GONG

    TAI CHI

    NUTRITION COUNSELING



    ACUPUNCTURE

    • Traditional Chinese Acupunture & Medical Acupuncture

      Acupuncture

      Acupuncture is my primary service. It consists of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture. Acupuncture is widely accepted in US, Europe and worldwide. As a major element of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it providers an alternative health care for those who seek a holistic, nature and comprehensive approach.

      Medical acupuncture is acupuncture that has been successfully incorporated into medical or allied health practices in Western countries. It is derived from Asian sources, and is practiced in both pure and hybrid forms. Therapeutic insertion of solid needles in various combinations and patterns is the foundation of medical acupuncture. The choice of needle patterns can be based on traditional principles such as encouraging the flow of qi (pronounced chee), a subtle vivifying energy, through classically described acupuncture channels, modern concepts such as recruiting neuroanatomical activities in segmental distributions, or a combination of these two principles. The adaptability of classical and hybrid acupuncture approaches in Western medical environments is the key to their clinical success and popular appeal. 

      Initial Visit - includes medical history, Chinese medicine diagnosis and Acupuncture, and one or more of the following additional therapies if needed and agreed: cupping, electrostimulation, electro-magnetic health lamp, Tuina and moxibustion. It approximately lasts one and half hour.

      Follow-up visit would be strongly recommended. The nubmer of visits will depends on our diagnosis of your situation. It runs approximately one hour.

      Gift Certificates are available.

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    • Facial Rejuvenation

      Facial Rejuvenation

      My special Cosmetic Acupuncture program is designed to provide an excellent natural alternative way to cosmetic surgery facelifts.

      A typical protocol starts with a consultation to determine your overall health and if you qualify for the procedure. We will also discuss your goals and which procedure will best suit to your situation. This consultation runs about 30 minutes and is free of charge.

      The initial session lasts about 1 1/2 hour, and will be scheduled to include a complete evaluation, diagnosis and overall body balancing treatment. We then schedule a course of treatments that fit your situation. During this time, herbs and foods will be prescribed that are specifically tailored for your overall health and your stated goals for facial rejuvenation.


    The Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation
    1. Allows healthy "breathing" of the skin, increasing the skin's protective ability to ward off infections and clogged pores.

    2. Helps exfoliation, aids the proliferation of new skin cells, increases nutrition to the skin's surface, improves the quality of the skin and promotes a healthy glow.

    3. Increases oxygen consumption of the skin's external layer speeding up the release of carbon dioxide and nitrogen at the cellular level, helping to keep skin deeply clean; contributes to reducing the accumulation of excess grease on the skin's surface.

    4. Promotes blood and lymph circulation; increased circulation dilates peripheral blood vessels for better distribution of oxygen and nutrients as well as cellular regeneration. 

    5. Reduces and relaxes the tension in the nerves and muscles improving the integrity of the skin resulting in improved overall facial appearance.

    6. Rehydrates the skin's external layers through stimulation of the secretion of the sweat and sebacious glands which encourages the regeneration of healthy skin cells.

    7. Stimulates the production of elasin and 4 collagen proteins in the skin to reduce and soften wrinkles.

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    •  Auricular Acupuncture

      Auricular Acupuncture

      Auricular Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem with the entire body represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Ailments of the entire body are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.

      Auricular acupuncture is used to treat a whole host of conditions. I have a special program that is designed for detoxification. The protocol is run in such a way that patients sit and relax in a comfortable chair while in treatment. The length of the treatment depends on the status of the patient. In general, the needles are left in for 30 - 40 minutes.

      Whether Auricular Acupuncture is used will depend on your situation and your consent.

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    • Electro-Acupuncture

      ElectroAcupunctureElectroacupuncture is an acupuncture technique that, comparatively speaking, has only recently come into use. Electroacupuncture wasn't really developed until 1958, when acupuncturists in China began experimenting with it as a form of pain relief. Electroacupuncture is an increasingly popular form of treatment, and is used by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine for a wide array of conditions.

      Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time.

      In the United States, electroacupuncture has been studied for a variety of conditions. It has been effectively used as a form of anesthesia; as a pain reliever for muscle spasms; and a treatment for neurological disorders. Other studies have examined the role of electroacupuncture in treating skin conditions such as acne, renal colic, and acute nausea caused by cancer medications. There is also some evidence that electrical stimulation of acupuncture points activates the endorphin system, which could lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease.

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    • Five Elements

      Five Elements

      The healing arts of traditional acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are more than 3,000 years old. Both traditions are based on an understanding of the cyclical flow of vital energy -- also known as Qi -- in the world of nature and in ourselves. The Five Elements -- Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water -- represent a central aspect of this ancient energetic tradition. Each of the Elements represents a distinct “quality” of the Qi energy as it cycles through nature and the seasons, and through our own lives.

      Acupuncture is one of the oldest continuously practiced healing systems in the world. This system of medicine is very effective in restoring and monitoring health. Five Element Acupuncture is based on laws of nature which describe the flow of life energy as it manifests in natural phenomena, such as seasonal changes, and within human beings.

      The Chinese call this energy Qi, and have mapped out its flow through our bodies along specific pathways called meridians. When our Qi is full and flowing, we experience health. When our Qi is obstructed or imbalanced, illness and pain can occur. The symptoms we experience are signals that we need to take measures to restore balance. Acupuncture treatments help us return to balance and, when appropriate, can be combined with medical treatments, psychotherapy, and lifestyle adjustments for optimum benefits.

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    • Scalp Acupuncture

      Scalp Acupuncture is a different technique of acupuncture. It has wide application in internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, gynecology, etc. However, it is effective most notably in the treatment of acute conditions, pain and nervous system disorders. Specific examples include: acute and chronic pain syndromes, stroke, spinal cord injuries, motor and senory dysfunctions, neuropathies, Bell's Palsy, sciatica, aphasia, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, attention deficit disorder, hyperactive syndrome, depression, anxiety, insomnia, neurasthenia, schizophrenia and other psychological and psychosomatic disorders, senile dementia, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and many others.  

      Like other alternative treatments, applying this technique will be determined on individual case basis.

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    CHINESE HERBOLOGY

    Herbal medicines are becoming more and more popular in the USA. Recent surveys show that about half of the American adults have used herbal supplements within a year. Many of them can testify for the beneficial effects of herbal medicines. The often cited reasons for using the herbal remedies include the ineffectiveness of the current medical treatment on their health concerns, the high cost of the health care and prescription drugs, and the side effects of the prescription drugs etc. Backing the public demand, in 1998 the US congress approved the creation of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) to explore the value of herbal medicines.

    There is a growing body of research which indicates that traditional uses of plant remedies and the known pharmacological activity of plant constituents often coincide. However, herbal medicine is distinct from medicine based on pharmaceutical drugs. Firstly, because of the complexity of plant materials it is far more balanced than medicine based on isolated active ingredients and is far less likely to cause side-effects. Secondly, because herbs are typically prescribed in combination, the different components of a formulae balance each other, and they undergo a mutual synergy which increases efficacy and enhances safety. Thirdly, herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone, and therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage this self-healing process.

    There is variety of Chinese Herbal Formulas available in my office. All Traditional Chinese Medicine are based on either ancient herbal formulas or patent specialty herbal remedies that are time tested and effective. They are made of 100% pure authentic Chinese herbs of finest qualities. Traditional preparation procedures are combined with modern pharmaceutical processes to extract the active ingredients from the herbs and to further concentrate them into pills or tablets. They are produced in the certified GMP facilities and imported to USA in accordance with the FDA guidelines.

    Feel free to let me know if you are interested in Chinese Herbs

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    CUPPING

    Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The Chinese have been doing this since ancient times by using heat inside glass or bamboo cups. Nowadays, cupping sets use suction to create the vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to form in the area and help the healing in that area.

    Ancient Chinese medicine have believed that the body contains "Meridians". These meridians are pathways in the body which the energy of life called Qi ("chi") flows through. It flows through every body part, tissue, and organ. Cupping therapy is mainly performed on one's back because there are five meridians on your back. When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body.

    Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin.

    Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years and it is still used today by many alternative medicine practictioners. New advancements in technology and materials have been integrated with cupping therapies and its uses now range for many different treatments and applications.

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    ELECTROMAGNETIC HEALING 

    Electromagnetic Healing Lamp has been used in China and other Asian countries for over 10 years. An infrared lamp, it works by emitting an infrared spectrum which is specific to the mineral plate on the lamp head. It has gained world-wide renown for relief of pain, and helping stimulate blood flow to promote healing.

    The Electromagnetic Healing Lamp has proven almost miraculously effective in treating medical conditions such as chronic wounds, joint pain, arthritis, back pain, injuries and some skin conditions like psoriasis and infections.


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    TUI NA (Chinese Massage)

    The techniques of Chinese massage are inseparable from the philosophical belief system that underlies traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese massage is holistic in its orientation, which means that massage is understood to affect the patient's entire being, not just his or her physical body.

    Massage accomplishes its purpose in three ways: it "jump-starts" the activity of qi and blood, it regulates their movement and disperses stagnation, and it removes external causes of blockage (cold and damp). Since Chinese practitioners regard massage as affecting all dimensions of the patient's being, they think of it as involving communication between the therapist's qi and the patient's qi. In Tui na massage, the patient is allowed or even encouraged to talk while the therapist is working. This practice often helps the patient to release stored-up feelings.

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    ACUPRESSURE & REFLEXOLOGY

    Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers and other parts of the body to skillfully press key points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these trigger points are pressed, they release muscular tension, and promote circulation of blood, and the body's life force energy to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same pressure points and meridians, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses gentle to firm pressure and integrates bodywork therapies, therapeutic touch, somatic work, healing imagery, energy psychology, and massage therapy techniques.

    Advantages of Using Acupressure include relieving pain, balancing the body, and maintaining good health. Acupressure's healing touch reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure therapy strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness. Learn self-acupressure point formulas for various energy imbalances and healing applications.

    Reflexology is the practice of massaging the feet, where it is understood all the energy meridians of the body are represented, together with many nerve endings that also relate to much of the body and organs. The hand and ears are regarded in the same way. In either case, specific areas on the hands, feet and ears correspond to specific areas of the body and organs. In this sense, there is a similarity in philosophy to acupuncture and acupressure.

    Massaging of the feet in a particular way helps to break up crystalline deposits that “block” the meridian energy flow, which affects the corresponding part of the body or organ. It is a relaxing experience, and helps the body to regain its balance and good health.

    Acupressure can be done at home as well. Certain techniques and acupressure points should be followed. The instructions will be given during your treatment.

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    MOXIBUSTION

    Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means "acupuncture-moxibustion." The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.

    In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. In Western medicine, moxibustion has successfully been used to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth. A landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Associationin 1998 found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at anacupuncture point on the Bladder meridian. Other studies have shown that moxibustion increases the movement of the fetus in pregnant women, and may reduce the symptoms of menstrual cramps when used in conjunction with traditional acupuncture.

    Although moxibustion has been safely used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, it is not for everyone. Because it is used specifically for patients suffering from cold or stagnant constitutions, it should not be used on anyone diagnosed with too much heat. Burning moxa also produces a great deal of smoke and a pungent odor. Patients with respiratory problems may request that their practitioner use smokeless moxa sticks as an alternative.

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    QI GONG

    Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

    The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions. Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness. Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.

    Qi Gong encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It also creates a balanced life style, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment.

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    TAI CHI

      

    Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine. Tai chi can be referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.


    Scientific research on the health benefits of tai chi is ongoing. Several studies have focused on the elderly, including tai chi's potential for preventing falls and improving cardiovascular fitness and overall well-being. A 2007 NCCAM-funded study on the immune response to varicella-zoster virus (the virus that causes shingles) suggested that tai chi may enhance the immune system and improve overall well-being in older adults. Tai chi has also been studied for improving functional capacity in breast cancer patients and quality of life in people with HIV infection. Studies have also looked at tai chi's possible benefits for a variety of other conditions, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and osteoarthritis. In 2008, a review of published research, also funded by NCCAM, found that tai chi reduced participants' blood pressure in 22 (of 26) studies.

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    NUTRITION COUNSELING

    Food is essential to life. Foods and nutritional elements is fundamental to a person’s health and well-being. I would like to answer all of the questions surrounding your specific dietary needs, also analyze your current diet, and help you make the necessary adjustments for healing.

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