Modalities

Acupuncture - uses very fine needles inserted at acupuncture points which are generally positioned on one of the various meridians that travel along pathways of the body. Through the insertion of the needles it is thought qi stimulation can influence the function of the meridians and their associated organ systems (kidney, liver etc) which then facilitates rebalancing of the body. 

Acupressure - uses pressure on the acu-points which is great for those who dont like needles and can be an effective therapy in itself. Ana-med often uses a combination of acupuncture and acupressure during treatments.

Tuina (Chinese massage)  - techniques are sometimes used within a consult in combination with acupuncture and/or other modalities to invigorate the blood and qi in particular areas of need or pain.

Moxibustion or moxa - is a heating technique using mugwort (ai ye) to warm the acu-points and channels adding qi and yang (for more go to TCM) to the body. It can also invigorate the blood promoting the release of stagnation or blockages.

Cupping - can be used in Chinese medicine for musculo-skeletal problems (among other things) where tension and stagnation occurs. Cupping is thought to help disperse this stagnation by circulating the blood and qi in the area. *Cupping will often leave bruise-like marks for a

Ear-microsystem  - Areas of the ear relate to different areas and organs or systems of the body in Chinese medicine so we can use this as an adjunct to reinforce treatments.

Diet therapy and nutrition - Chinese diet therapy and Chinese medicine in general is all about balance of the body. Everything in moderation and nothing in excess are good general rules as well as giving the stomach a varied nutritious diet. For more information on Chinese Diet therapy go to Ana-Med Articles.

 

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