Oriental Medicine, which includes the practice of Acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, tuina (therapeutic bodywork), nutrition, exercise and meditation 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 modalities of Oriental Medicine are:
Electroacupuncture: "E-stim" or the use of fine micro-current technology
Lifestyle Coaching, Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
Cupping: this employs a glass, bamboo or plastic cup to stimulate blood and Qi
Tai Chi: Medicine in Motion
Qi Gong: Coordination of Breath, Posture & fluid movement for Health
Meditation: Medicine for the Mind
Tuina: Chinese massage therapy & various therapeutic bodywork
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 or vital life force energy. When Qi is balanced and flowing, the body is in good health. Dis-ease and illness occur when the energy is either stagnant, obstructed, deficient, or in any way out of balance.
Acupuncture can be used during pregnancy to maintain the body's optimal 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 effective 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.