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Chinese Medicine utilizes five main modalities to restore balance, maintain health, and promote longevity: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Nutrition, Moxibustion and Cupping, Qigong and Massage. These modalities aid in the proper flow of qi, or energy, which is our life force.


Acupuncture is the insertion of thin needles into the skin to stimulate the flow of qi and blood in the meridians of the body.


Custom herbal formulas are a powerful way to assist and guide treatment.


Supplementing defeciencies, reducing excess, eating a balanced diet, and healthy nutrition are tied to improved fertility, well being, and longevity.


Moxa is a form of heat therapy: the mugwort plant is burned close to the surface of the skin to warm and invigorate the flow of qi in the body.


Cupping is the use of special suction cups on the body, and alleviate pain, inflammation, and congestion.


Using focused intention set to gentle movement and breath work, qigong can boost reproductive energy & vitality while relaxing the body and mind.


Chinese medicine incorporates different modalities of massage such as Tui Na and Chi Nei Tsang to aid in the proper flow of qi in the meridians.

Our qi is affected by our thoughts, feelings, activities, the food we eat, the air we breathe, our lifestyles, and the energy that surrounds us.

Chinese medicine views the body as having 12 major energy channels, similar to the blood circulatory system. This qi network connects our extremities to our internal organs, and our skin to our bone marrow. Stagnation disrupts the qi flow, leading to obstruction and imbalance. Acupuncture needles at select points adjust the flow and restore balance.






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