Naturopathic Chinese Medicine
Your Naturopathic Chinese Medicine Practitioner has a unique depth of training that merges the science of Western pathophysiology with the ancient wisdom of Eastern philosophy.
The fundamental principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine is about ensuring there is movement throughout your body. The body is made up of many channels (meridians) that transport your natural energy (Qi). These meridians can become blocked meaning that there is an imbalance in flow which may cause pain, disease, and health concerns.
When we merge the wisdom of Chinese medicine with the evidence-based science of Naturopathic & Nutritional Medicine it becomes a deep and thorough dive into your health from all directions, as we look at the whole picture, assessing your signs and symptoms as we bring you back to a place of vitality and Wellness.
A thorough consultation includes assessments such as checking your nails, tongue, and eyes.
Treatments including Laser Acupuncture, Acupoint stimulation, Cupping, Herbal Medicine, and moxibustion will be used. These treatments help to bring the blocked energy to the surface and allow your body to naturally restore balance.
Your practitioner will share with you ways to bring Breathing Techniques, Acupressure Points & Herbal Tonics into your life to assist you with stress and chronic pain.
Your Treatment Plan may include vitamins, dietary changes, exercises, stretches, and stress management tips.
The application of red and near-infrared light at low power over injuries stimulates cellular repair, therefore accelerating the healing process. It is used to treat a range of persistent conditions that include joint and muscle pain, including back, and neck pain, and arthritis.
Inflammation is the body’s response to injury to heal, however, often the inflammatory reaction is excessive which may inhibit the body’s natural healing mechanisms. This then perpetuates pain and dysfunction in the affected area.
LLLT stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage, improved delivery of oxygen and nutrition to the area of concern
A Low-Level laser Therapy Treatment is very relaxing & does not exert any physical force or aggravation on the damaged tissues.
Laser Acupuncture is the application of the Laser to Acupoints on the body.
Your TCM Therapist will assess your presenting Signs & Symptoms to gather information about your health concerns and formulate a Treatment Plan which may also include, Cupping, Acupressure, Herbal Medicine & Nutritional Guidance.
This effective, no-needle, non-invasive approach to Acupuncture has a modern approach to an ancient practice.
The Qi (chi) is stimulated with the Laser through the Acupoints where it follows through the Meridian channel to create a flow of blood & lymph to promote the healing process.
Acupressure uses the same principles as Acupuncture, applying pressure rather than needles to stimulate meridians in the body.
It is a hands-on therapy, in which pressure is applied to certain points in order to remove energetic blockages, release muscular tension and encourage a healthy flow of energy.
Acupressure is used to alleviate nausea, headaches, and chronic pain, as well as for treating a variety of conditions such as insomnia, fatigue, and poor digestion.
Qigong (Chee Gong) is especially effective in reducing stress, enhancing the immune system, and preventing illness.
It is often described as a moving meditation that combines slow graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person’s vital energy or Qi (chee). It has been popularly referred to as Chinese or Daoist Yoga and is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine.
It is the missing link in a Healthcare system that shows people how to take more responsibility for their own healthcare and achieve benefits for their body, mind, and spirit.
Qigong is more than a set of exercises, it grounds us into the present moment to bring back balance and harmony with nature and the world around us.
Cupping & Moxibustion
Cupping is used to create circulation to encourage the flow of Qi, Lymph & blood.
Where there is stagnation, there will be pain.
Cupping is therefore a method of clearing this blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy and thus alleviating the pain
Moxibustion is a TCM technique that involves burning the herb mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris), on particular acupoints on the body to facilitate healing. Moxibustion helps to warm the meridians, improve blood circulation, dispel cold and dampness, and strengthen the immune system. Many patients report a warm, soothing sensation during and after a session of moxibustion.