A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions.


The needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. Electrical currents have stimulating effects, which can influence the cells, tissues and entire systems.


Pain Control Therapy(PCT) makes use of rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi throughout the body and bringing it back to balance. It works deeply with the positive energy of the body.


An alternative medical therapy in which the placement of magnets or magnetic devices on the skin is to prevent or treat symptoms of disease, especially pain.


Chinese herbalism is one of the major components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), or Oriental medicine (OM). In TCM, herbs are often used in conjunction with such other techniques as acupuncture or massage. Chinese herbalism is a holistic medical system, meaning that it looks at treating a patient as a whole person, looking at the mental and spiritual health as well as the physical health, of the individual. Illness is seen as a disharmony or imbalance among these aspects of the individual.


Nutritional counseling involves examining a person’s diet and determining its influence on a person’s current state of health. Food is a potent form of medicine in that it provides nourishment to promote optimal well being of not only the body, but the mind as well. More awareness is being given to the role food plays in the power of healing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, food is prescribed based on it’s energetic properties. These properties include energetic temperature, taste, function and organ relationship.


The moxa stick is primarily used to treat a deficiency of ‘yang’ energy in the body. It is yang energy that governs movement and warmth, and a deficiency of yang results in cold symptoms. The patient may feel cold, or may complain of cold hands and feet. For patients who are very weak and deficient, stick moxa is chosen as a primary treatment due to the fact that it actually adds “yang qi” to the body.


Cupping is a technique in which a glass(plastic) cup or bamboo jar is suctioned onto the body and allowed to sit for about 10 minutes. Cupping stimulates the flow of blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area; relieves swelling; and greatly enhances an acupuncture or electroacupuncture treatment. Its uses include cellulite reduction, relieving muscle pain, especially back pain from stiffness or injury; and clearing congestion in the chest, which can occur with common colds and influenza.


Using ear seeds is a common technique in Chinese Medicine often used to reduce food, cigarette and drug cravings. They can also be used for many other conditions such as chronic pain, depression, digestive problems or insomnia. Ear seeds usually stay in the ear for a few days, sometimes longer. While most people are not bothered by ear seeds, if you do experience any discomfort, you can take them out yourself without any problem.