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Other Modalities

A Holistic Approach


Chinese medicine isn't just acupuncture and herbal medicine. Bodywork, diet therapy, exercise, supplements, and other supporting therapies may also be included as part of your treatment for even better results.

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Nutritional Counseling

Food is the first medicine. By eating foods appropriate to your individual constitution and pattern of health, healing is promoted with every meal. With Eastern nutrition therapy, we will develop a very workable, palatable plan that fits your lifestyle.


Herbal and dietary supplements are customized to you, based on your health goals and physical needs. In addition to Chinese herbology and acupuncture, we also have specialized training in Functional Medicine principles as applied to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Together, these supplements can be a powerful tool of transformation and can help you meet your health goals more quickly. They are administered in pill or tea form. 


Auricular Acupuncture 



Auricular therapy, or ear acupuncture, is based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem that reflects the entire body. Very small needles are placed on the surface of the ear to affect physiological change and bring balance into the body. This type of acupuncture is particularly good at treating addictions such as smoking and alcohol, stress, psychological trauma such as PTSD, and supporting weight loss efforts. Auricular treatments are typically done more frequently to support lifestyle changes and physiological re-patterning. 





Moxibustion (Moxa) is a warming method that uses compressed mugwort, a Chinese herb. The moxa is lit, like a bit of incense, and then held over acupuncture points to warm and heal the body.

Cupping Therapy




Cupping is a suction method that releases muscles and thereby alleviates pain. Using a pneumatic pump, small glass or plastic cups are placed on the body and held in place with just enough suction to release muscular tension.

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Gua Sha



This technique releases tight muscles and provides relief for stiff necks, tight neck and shoulders, and locked muscles. It involves moving a tool across the skin, releasing the muscular layer to alleviate pain. 

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