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Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), and enhance your overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Moxa treatment is sometimes a part of the overall acupuncture session depending on client needs.
Tui Na is an ancient form of bodywork that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I use a variety of pressures and strokes along the meridians (energy pathways) of your body to both relax your muscles and also stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body. By treating both the physical and energetic (Qi) levels of your body at the same time. This is used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments depending on your needs.
Neural Release Therapy
It is a non-invasive hands -on treatment tractioning the nerves using the myofascial body.
It works well with injuries, chronic tension, and restricted range of motion.
It is a technique discovered and used by a few Rolfers and structural integrationists.
I have studies with John Martine of Boulder, Colorado and Kirsten Schumacher of Portland, Oregon
through the KMI school in Walpole, Maine.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Ion Pumping Cord Treatments
Ion pumping cords are like mini jumper cables that use the bodies own electricity and move ions
to facilitate greater ease and health. They were invented in Japan during WW II by Dr. Manaka,
to ease the suffering of burn patients when they had no antibiotics or pain meds. They worked
better than he expected to lessen pain and risk of infection, and Dr. Manaka spent the rest of
his life creating a treatment system with the cords that has earned a place in modern Japanese
acupuncture. He wrote a book about this system which is used in schools, "Chasing The Dragons
Source Point Therapy
Source Point is a system of energy work developed by Bob Schrei and Donna Thomson
in Santa Fe, NM. It is used by Rolfers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and more
to create a greater receptivity to treatment. More can be learned at sourcepointtherapy.com.
Donna writes a practical and creative monthly blog on meditation accessible from the site.