Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves puncturing the skin with hair-thin needles (filiform) at particular locations, called acupuncture points, to enhance the flow of Qi. Acupuncture is used to balance and keep the normal flow of energy unblocked, and restore health to the body and mind.
Moxibustion is the burning of an herb called Ai Ye (artemisiae argyi) over acupoints, on needles, or other areas of the body such as the meridians. The function is to remove blood stasis, promote blood circulation, disperse cold, and relieve pain.
Cupping is a therapy in which are jar is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through negative pressure suction, created by introducing heat of an ignited material, or by use of a small pump on a plastic cup. The cup can then either be left stationary or moved with the assistance of oil. The purpose is to relax muscles, warm and promote the free flow of Qi and Blood, dispel Cold and Dampness (TCM terms), and reduce swelling and pain.
In China, massage / Tuina has been practiced since ancient times. While there are many types of massage, Chinese massage / Tuina focus on balancing the body’s vital energy (qi) as it flows through pathways known as meridians. Recipients often report sleeping better, having more energy, fewer aches and pains, and an overall improved sense of well being. People of all ages can enjoy these many benefits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest practised professional medicine in the world, tracing back more than 2,000 years. Used to restore health and treat disease, TCM is now the second largest medical system in the world and it is currently used by one third of the world's population. TCM is a holistic medicine that considers the "whole" person’s body, mind, diet, environment, emotions, lifestyle, and exercise. TCM then applies treatment according to differentiating syndromes and individualization. In addition, the occurrence of disease in TCM is caused by various types of pathogenic factors and disharmonies of the body, so the treatment not only focuses on the symptoms (branches) but also works on the causes (roots). TCM treatments include Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Tuina massage, Herbs, and Diet.
Electro Acupuncture is a powerful and effective treatment for pain management and rehabilitation. Electro acupuncture incorporates the use of electrical energy in diagnosing and treating the acupuncture meridian system. It is effective in accelerating tissue repair and regeneration while simultaneously providing rapid and long lasting pain relief. It is used to treat many chronic conditions such as: asthma, arthritis, back pain, joint problems, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and many other painful and sport related conditions. It is also used to treat simple conditions such as: hay fever, sinusitis, tinnitus, toothaches, sore throats, cough, colds, headaches, migraines, and nausea.
Electro Acupuncture does carry some small risks for certain people. It should not be used on patients who have a history of seizures, epilepsy, heart disease or strokes, or on patients with pacemakers.
Reflexology, or zone therapy, is the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and ears, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health.
There is no consensus on how reflexology is supposed to work; a unifying theme is the idea that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve health through one's qi.
Concerns have been raised by medical professionals that treating potentially serious illnesses with reflexology, which has no proven efficacy, could delay the seeking of help from proven conventional medicine. There is no clinical or scientific evidence that reflexology has any beneficial effect.
Acupressure (a blend of "acupuncture" and "pressure") is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique derived from acupuncture. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Reviews of acupressure clinical trials have been conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration and Bandolier according to the protocols of evidence-based medicine; for most conditions they have concluded a lack of effectiveness or lack of well-conducted clinical trials.
Traditional Chinese medicine's acupuncture theory predates use of the scientific method, and has received various criticisms based on scientific thinking. There is no known anatomical or histological basis for the existence of acupuncture points or meridians. Acupuncturists tend to perceive TCM concepts in functional rather than structural terms, i.e. as being useful in guiding evaluation and care of patients. Neuroimaging research suggests that certain acupuncture points have distinct effects that are not otherwise predictable anatomically.
The Infrared Mineral Lamp was invented by a group of scientists in China, headed by Dr. Gou Wenbin. The lamp has a plate coated with mineral formation of 33 elements. These minerals happen to correspond with 33 essential minerals in the human body, and when heated sufficiently, radiate far-infrared energy exactly like the human body. The ceramic plate emits electromagnetic waves in the infrared range of between 2 and 25 microns. The absorbed energy promotes microcirculation and strengthens the immune system as well as relieves pain in the body. It also stimulates the acupuncture points at the treatment location, and stimulates microcirculation that results in the delivery of higher levels of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues. The emitted FIM energy penetrates up to 3½ inches. This effect is greater in injured tissues, since there is less resistance to electrical current and electromagnetic force at locations of damage in the body. Since far infrared promotes blood circulation, it causes the expansion of capillary vessels. Therefore, it assists in tissue detoxification and improved efficiency in the lymphatic system. TDP lamp therapy treats musculoskeletal conditions and injuries such as arthritis, back pain, joint pain, wounds and skin conditions such as psoriasis.