In ancient Chinese medicine theory, Qi, or life energy, is seen as flowing through the well defined channels and distinct meridians (JING LUO), which cover the human body. Each illness or disorder is caused by the blockages or disturbance of the natural energy/Qi-flow in your body. The goal of acupuncture or Qigong is to clear the blockage and refresh your life energy, or Qi circulation in the body. Acupuncture points regulate and restore the harmonious energetic balance of the body
Cupping is a simple method of pulling "stuck," stagnant, and congealed blood and fluids out of the injured area. Plastic or glass cups are placed on the skin and then applied using suction. Cups are kept on from three to fifteen minutes, according to the judgment of the acupuncturist. Cupping releases tight, painful muscles and increases blood circulation.
A lot of conditions can be treated well by both herbs and acupuncture. Some things are treated much better with herbs.
- Tonics for when the patient is generally exhausted or run down.
- Skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
- Hot Flashes and the other signs of hormonal changes at menopause, such as anxiety and sleep issues.
- Complex conditions that don't respond to acupuncture (or respond slowly), will often respond to herbs. Herbs are often used to support the acupuncture treatment and increase its effectiveness.
Moxibustion therapy is useful for many disorders including:
- digestive disorders such as diarrhea or food stagnation
- painful periods
- sexual dysfunction
- poor concentration or memory
- sports injuries
- frozen shoulders
- pain that worsens with cold
- colds and flu
Qigong (also spelled Ch'i Kung) is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. In the past, qigong was also called nei gong (inner work) and dao yin (guiding energy).
Tui Shou (Push Hands)