Services offered will primarily be those of medical acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine, which include Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxabustion, Guasha, Tuina, and dietary counseling. Limited herbal advice may also be given. I believe that many health issues primarily arise from energy imbalance and I focus on regaining harmony and treating root problems. My western background will allow me to understand and talk to you about western diagnoses, labs, medications etc that you might bring from other sources. I can help you decide what might be the best approach for you to take for your particular problem. This is primarily a medical accupunture practice but I will tell you if I think you should be seen elsewhere. Please note that medications will not be prescribed at this clinic.
Acupuncture: involves insertion of fine gauge sterile single use needles into specific points on the body. This is done to balance the energies of the body.
Moxabustion: involves lighting moxa (Mugwort) in its various forms to heat or tonify various points on the body.
Gua Sha: involves gently scraping the skin with a tool, which could be a chinese soup spoon, to release stagnation from an area to open it up.
Fire Cupping: involves placing glass cups onto the skin into which a flame has been put to create a negative vacuum. The result is a pinching up of the skin to release stagnation which allows smooth flow of qi through the area, and consequently assists in the healing process.