Acupuncture therapy is the act of embedding needles into the shallow skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscles at specific points. Acupunture therapy focuses on the human body that are associated by 12 fundamental meridians. These meridians lead vitality, or "Qi," between the surface of the body and its interior organs.
Needle therapy is accepted to keep the harmony amongst Yin and Yang, along these lines taking into account the typical stream of "Qi" all through the body and re-establishing wellbeing to the brain and body.
Cupping involves the application of suction through the use of glass, plastic or bamboo cups to specific Acupuncture points on the body. Cupping stimulates the site of application by producing localized blood congestion. Its uses include treatment for back pain, sprains, soft tissue injuries and pain associated with menstruation. Both Moxibustion and Cupping can be used alone or in conjunction with Acupuncture.
Cupping is a simple and safe procedure. On occasion some patients experience mild bruising which generally dissipates within a few days. The Cupping procedure is painless and feels similar to a medium-light to deep massage depending on the amount of suction applied by the Acupuncturist. Because of the potential for possible bruising, we always advise the patient of this possibility and only apply cups to discrete areas that are generally covered by clothing.
Tui na (a mix of back rub, pressure point massage, and different types of body control) is a type of Asian bodywork treatment that has been utilized as a part of China for a considerable length of time. In a normal tui na session, the patient stays dressed and sits on a seat. The expert will solicit an arrangement from inquiries and after that start treatment. The sort of back rub conveyed by a tui na specialist can be very enthusiastic on occasion. Experts may utilize natural packs, salves, and warmth to improve these systems. Tui na is most appropriate for treating perpetual agony and musculoskeletal conditions.
Measuring is a sort of Chinese back rub, comprising of putting a few glass or plastic "containers" (open circles) on the body. TCM experts warm the containers utilizing a cotton ball or other combustible substance, which is then put inside the glass to evacuate all the oxygen. The specialist at that point expels the substance and spots the container against the skin. The air in the container at that point cools, making lower weight inside the glass, making a vacuum and enabling the glass to adhere to the skin. Meaty locales on the body, for example, the back and stomach, are the favoured destinations for treatment. Scratching, or "Gua Sha," is a society pharmaceutical strategy that utilizations bits of smooth jade, bone, creature tusks, horns, or smooth stones to rub along the skin to discharge impediment and poisons that are caught at the surface of the skin. The scratching is done until red spots at that point wounding spread the treatment region.
The substances TCM practitioners most commonly use can come from different leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds of plants such as cinnamon bark, ginger, ginseng, licorice, and rhubarb. Ginseng is the most broadly used substance for the broadest set of treatments. If a practitioner recommends Chinese herbology as a treatment, the herbs are combined into a formula that is dispensed in the form of a traditional tea, capsule, liquid extract, granule, or powder. The effectiveness of Chinese herbology still remains poorly documented.
Chinese nutrition is a mode of dieting rooted in Chinese understandings of the effects of food on the human organism. In Chinese nutrition, a balanced diet is one that includes all 5 tastes—spicy (warming), sour (cooling), bitter (cooling), sweet (strengthening), and salty (cooling). Foods that have a particular taste tend to have particular properties. There are no forbidden foods or “one size fits all” diets in Chinese nutrition. In TCM, nutrition is considered the first line of defense in health matters.
Although it is difficult to determine whether classic diets can influence diseases without evidence-based research, using uncontaminated produce and the least processed foods available is recommended.