Oriental Medicine & Food Therapy
Oriental medicine, which includes the practice of Acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, Oriental massage and Oriental nutrition, is a safe and effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system encompassing a variety of traditional health care therapies that have been used for more than 3,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being.
Other aspects of Oriental medicine are:
- Electroacupuncture - the use of fine micro-current technology
- Diet, Lifestyle and Nutritional Counseling
- Cupping - this employs a glass or bamboo cup as a suction device to stimulate blood circulation
- Tai Chi - a form of physical exercise
- Qi Gong - breath exercise
- Various forms of therapeutic massage
In order to promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself, Chinese medicine focuses on restoring and maintaining the natural balance of your body’s Qi. When Qi is balanced and flowing, the body is in good health. Disease and illness occur when the energy is either obstructed, deficient, or in any way out of balance.
Acupuncture can be used during pregnancy to keep the body at an optimum Qi or energy level. There are so many changes that the body is going through and acupuncture is used to maintain a balance within all the energy meridians. It is extremely good at relieving nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Other symptoms that acupuncture can alleviate include: heartburn, constipation, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, edema, sinusitis, anxiety, depression, insomnia, anemia, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain and urinary tract infections. It can be used safely as an alternative induction method that has no side effects.