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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the primary treatments used in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. According the TCM, acupuncture promotes the body’s healing abilities by regulating the flow of Qi (vital life energy in the body, pronounced “chee”) by inserting very fine needles into specific points in the body. Over many years, TCM has mapped out the flow of Qi in the body through a system called meridians. Each of the 12 main meridians connects to one specific organ, or group of organs, that govern particular bodily functions. Illness results when Qi stagnates or is blocked, or when the body has too little,  or too much, of it. When energy flows freely, wellbeing is restored.

NEW THERAPY: What is Carbon Beam Therapy?

Carbon ion radiotherapy offers superior dose conformity in the treatment of deep-seated malignant tumors compared with conventional X-ray therapy. In addition, carbon ion beams have a higher relative biological effectiveness compared with protons or X-ray beams. The algorithm of treatment planning and beam delivery system is tailored to the individual parameters of the patient. The present article reviews the available literatures for various disease sites including the head and neck, skull base, lung, liver, prostate, bone and soft tissues and pelvic recurrence of rectal cancer as well as physical and biological properties.

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-Adult Chronic disease

-Allergy related disease

-Alternative Treatment for Cancer

-Arthritis, Rheumatism, osteoarthritis & related Bone symptom 

-Boost Immune System & Metabolism

-Burns,(skin & wound healing)

-Detoxification

-Eyes, Nose, Ears disease

-Reduction Inflammation

-Relieve Stress

-Relieving Pain (Many kinds of Acute & Chronic Pain)

-Restoring Organ Function

-Various types of skin disease

-Weight control…etc.

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine is the use of plants, flowers and minerals for healing. Herbs are highly specific in their actions and possess diverse qualities and properties to target different aspects of an ailment. Herbs are classified as hot or cold, bitter or sweet, and more. When your illness is warmer in nature, cooling herbs are appropriate. As an example, let’s take the common cold. Your cold may have heat signs, such as fever, yellow phlegm and a sore throat. So, your herb formula would include herbs of a colder nature to clear the heat from you. From this simple example, you can see how herbal formulas are specifically tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Herbs come in many forms, most popularly pills and teas. When used correctly under the guidance of the practitioner, they are generally safe and rarely have side effects.

What is Moxibustion (Moxa)?

Moxa Using Moxibustion (Moxa) in Traditional Chinese Medicine is a common practice. This technique involves burning the herb known as mugwort in a safe distance from the skin to warm an acupuncture point. The Moxa plant, in Chinese is called Ai Ye and is made from the wool of the Mugwort plant. Moxa creates a comfortable sensation of heat. It helps warm the meridians, opens channels, regulates Qi and blood flow in the body, expels cold and dampness and warms the uterus. There are many forms of moxa. It can be a stick, used atop a needle or used in conjuntion with ginger or a moxa bowl. Moxa is Yang in nature and is therefore used mainly to restore deficient Yang conditions. Some of the main disorders treated with Moxa include; asthma, diarrhea, rheumatic pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, certain gynecological disorders (it is often used to improve fertility), and any kind of pain due to cold or deficiency. In my practice I will often show my patients, whom I think would benefit from moxa, how to use it on their own so they can keep up their treatment at home. 

      

What is Cupping?

Cupping is an ancient technique that involves placing jars on the skin, suctioning out the air and creating a vacuum. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, removes “heat,” and pull toxins from your body’s tissue. You usually feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup and that often feels good and relaxing for aching muscles. Cups are generally left in place for 5-20 minutes. Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an energetic blockage under the cups. The skin discoloration may last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. It often gets good results for patients with the flu, colds, back pain, muscle pain, red itchy skin conditions, allergies, fevers, aches and pains. 

NEW THERAPY: What is Micro Needle Therapy?

The Micro Needle Therapy is revolutionary device which has the amazing ability to naturally stimulate elastin and collagen production in the skin without causing any damage. It enhances absorption of skincare products and maximizes their effectiveness. It is also effective in anti-aging, smoothing fine lines and anti-wrinkle, reducing pores' size, improving the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite and improving the appearance of scars including acne scar. There is no damage to the skin. 

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