TCM Healing Techniques
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) taps into the body’s natural energy networks to rebalance the mind and body in order to re-establish the body’s health and wellness. Rooted in the laws of nature, TCM’s time-tested techniques will help you feel better, naturally.
Using stainless-steel needles not much wider than a human hair, acupuncture taps into your body’s energy pathways (meridians), encouraging blood flow and energy flow (qi) in order to alleviate ailments and treat chronic conditions.
Traditional blown-glass cups are used to apply targeted pressure and suction to localized areas. Cupping alleviates pain, releases muscle tension, and fights inflammation by stimulating blood flow.
Heat Therapy (Moxibustion)
Moxibustion uses the calming smoke of the mugwort herb (moxi) to propagate blood circulation to areas of pain and discomfort. The warm, healing vapours open the body’s pores in order to relax the muscles and stimulate blood circulation.
Natural Herbs and Teas
Food is medicine, and the proper food choices bring you health. We will recommend foods to include in your diet—and also suggest foods to avoid—in order to accelerate your healing and improve your condition.
Your health and energy levels are a reflection of your lifestyle. A careful consultation can pinpoint where you can make changes in your everyday life to restore balance to your mind and body.
Acupressure relaxes the body and alleviates pain and chronic discomfort by accessing the body’s natural acupoints through gentle pressure.
Everything in the universe has its own frequency—including you. Acutonics reconnects the body, mind, and spirit for optimal health by introducing different energies to the body through resonating frequencies and vibrations.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can help you to feel and look your best. This treatment focuses not just on the face, but on the scalp, ears, and body as well, to move you toward better health and vibrant wellbeing.
Auricular Therapy/Ear Acupuncture
In TCM, the surface of the ear is a doorway to physical, mental, and emotional health. Seeds from the vaccaria plant may also be applied in conjunction with this therapy to enhance energy stimulation and release the body’s natural endorphins.
Electroacupuncture doesn’t just mask pain, it releases it. By passing a faint energy current between tiny acupuncture needles, this treatment can help alleviate an accumulation of qi that often accompanies chronic pain, enabling much-needed relief.
Gentle pressure applied with a smooth, flat paddle helps to release stagnated blood from the surface tissues of the body, alleviating discomfort in the neck, back, shoulders, and body.
Guide For this Season
In Chinese Medicine, Winter is the season of hibernation and conservation. Plants shed their leaves, their sap descends and they stay in a dormant state until the Spring. Animals retreat into their dens for months at a time. Our bodies are also in tune with this seasonal cycle. We want to sleep longer, crave for warm hearty food and want to stay home more in the winter. This is perfectly natural. Go with the flow of nature - the sun rises late and sets early - adjust your sleeping patterns accordingly and rest more during the winter. Fresh fruits are not as readily available in the winter - this is nature's way of giving us a hint. Eating foods with a "cold" nature (raw foods, salads, iced drinks) impairs the immune and digestive system as it works harder to warm the body. Grains, beans, root vegetables, and meat (foods easily stored in the winter) are recommended. Protect your body against the cold by bundling up and wear a scarf to protect your neck and back of head.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a natural approach to medicine that is rooted in over five thousand years of practice. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the practitioner considers all aspects of the body’s health and functioning before deciding on a treatment principle that is unique to your body’s issues.
The key theory that guides TCM is balance: balance between the body’s needs and the food we eat; balance between the peace of our minds and the comfort of our bodies; and harmony between ourselves and the world around us.
The basics of TCM are actually pretty intuitive: that the mind, body, and spirit are interconnected to each other and inseparable from the world around us. The connective energy is called qi (pronounced ‘chi’), and loosely translates as being the vital life force of all living things and of the universe.