According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by, and reflected in the quality of your circulation. Acupuncture (placing sterile, hair-thin needles into points on the body) is the most commonly practiced method used in Chinese medicine to specifically stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal.
Herbs may or may not be Chinese in origin, but their usage according to the theories of Chinese medicine offers the utmost in drug-free prescriptions. General formulas, compounding anywhere from 2-30 herbs, are custom tailored for each individual patient according to their main complaints, general condition, and constitutional strengths. Herbs may be taken for acute problems, or as long term remedies and tonics. In addition, there is a huge body of knowledge in compounding formulas for topical application to aid healing from the outside in.
This technique has been used in Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years to relieve aches and pains, improve circulation, and help with respiratory and digestive issues. It has recently surged in popularity after its characteristic cupping marks were seen in US Olympians in the 2016 games. In practice, specialized "cup" is placed onto specific locations on your body, using suction to draw the skin up into the cup, pulling fresh blood to that area. This facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of local tissues which may be involved in more general systemic problems.
A smooth-edged instrument, such as the stainless steel examples pictured here, is used to massage deeply along acupuncture meridians or points, along bands of myofascial (connective) tissue, or at myofascial adhesions to eliminate pathogenic influences and restore healthier patterns of movement to the tissues.
Tui Na Remedial Massage: is an ancient form of bodywork incorporating massage, acupressure, and joint mobilization. Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, virtually every modern manual therapy can trace it's roots to this phenomenally comprehensive and effective healing practice. All-natural medicated creams and lotions are often used to enhance treatment.