Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practice. It has Taoist roots that date back more than 2,000 years. It involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body. It is an extremely safe, effective, and painless way to relieve pain and promote the healing response.

*Taoism is a philosophy that is based on the natural world, and the concept that all things are connected. Tao (pronounced 'Dao') can be defined as 'path', or 'road'. The way of the Tao is the way of nature and of ultimate reality. Tao is often described as a force that flows through all life. A happy and virtuous life is one that is in harmony with the Tao, with nature.

facial acupunctureFacial Rejuvenation Therapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine has incorporated therapies for facial beauty for over two thousand years. Early Chinese healers developed special modalities to treat a variety of skin conditions. Dietary adjustments, herbal prescriptions and acupuncture, along with massage techniques are incorporated to improve beauty and health to combat aging, while preventing disease and contributing to an overall sense of well-being.

chinese herbsChinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine developed as part of Chinese culture from tribal roots. Many herbs have been in use for over 2,000 years. All parts of the plants may be used, the leaf, stem, flower, and root. Herbs promote health in a number of ways. They can restore or strengthen immunity and resistance to disease. A few commonly used herbs are:

Ginseng – boosts energy, reduce stress and increases endurance.

Wolfberry – used to treat kidney, liver, eye, and skin problems, diabetes, tuberculosis, anxiety, and insomnia. It also helps to lower the blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Cinnamon – warms the body, invigorate the circulation in the body

qigong therapyQigong Therapy

“Qi” literally means air in Chinese, and “gong” means work. Pronounced 'ch’i kung', this healing practice is based on working with the “qi”, or energy, in the body. Using methods that accumulate, circulate, or disperse qi, pain can be reduced, circulation can be increased, and healing can be facilitated.

Each of these techniques can be used to complement care provided by physicians and other health care professionals.

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