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Enhancing Athletic Performance with Oriental Medicine

  It is well known that acupuncture can be used in the treatment of pain and injury, it seems to be less well known that it is also used to enhance athletic performance. Click here to read more… Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Print for […]

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Healthy Summer Foods

Oriental medicine is always reminding us that if we harmonize ourselves with the season we can keep our body balanced.  This means that as seasons change, we adjust the foods we eat and the activities we do.  Summertime is a time of growth, expansion, lightness and outward activity.  The season corresponds to the element of […]

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Treating Your Allergies

Spring is officially here with warmer weather, longer days, new growth appearing, and, of course, wind and pollen.  Yes, for many people this is the signal of the onset of allergy season. Allergic rhinitis, also called seasonal allergies, is caused by an over-reaction of the immune system to natural material in the environment, with pollen […]

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    Chinese Herbal Medicine

    Chinese herbal medicine in focused on making customized herbal formulas to treat the symptoms and root cause of conditions.  We choose from over 300 herbs to make unique formulas created specifically for individual needs.  We also offer convenient pre-made pill formulas.  Our herbs meet or exceed international GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards. Chinese herbal medicine […]

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    Acupuncture

    The practice of acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. It’s effect is to remove blockages that prevent blood and “qi”(pronounced chee)-the body’s energy- from reaching vital tissues and organs. Qi is the energy that keeps our life systems functioning, our hearts pumping blood, and our bodies moving. Qi […]

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    Moxibustion

    Moxibustion (‘moxa’ for short) involves burning the herb Ai Ye (mugwort or Artemisia vulgaris) over specific acupuncture points. Moxa, rich in cineole and eucalyptus essential oils, facilitates the movement of Q)i (pronounced "chee" and blood sending deep, penetrating heat into the body. Moxa is analgesic – it stimulates the adrenal glands and secretes anti-inflammatory hormones. […]

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    Gua Sha

      Gua Sha is an Asian bodywork technique which is done by applying pressure to the skin, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument.    It is used to promote Qi (pronounced "chee") and blood circulation and is indicated for headaches, muscle and tendon injuries, stiffness, pain, decreased range of motion.  It can also be used […]

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    Cupping

    Cupping is an Asian body work technique that involves the creation of a partial vacuum  in glass cups that are placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. The cups draw up the underlying tissues.  The cups can either be left in place or slid along the skin with the use of […]

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    Dietary Therapy

    Acupuncturists are trained in Oriental nutrition. An integrated approach is used to help each patient discover which foods are best for their specific constitution and health goals. Oriental nutrition looks at the effects that particular foods have on each individual. Foods can provide immediate relief of a condition and promote long term health. For example, […]