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Chinese Medicine consists of a variety of techniques of which acupuncture is the best known.  In the oldest Classical text, The Inner Treatise of the Yellow Emperor (written around 500 BCE), the author insists that dietary recommendations and exercises be recommended before resorting to acupuncture.  Accordingly, I also inquire about food since, other than sleep, it is the most essential, health related choice we make from day to day.

The other techniques described below can be used in combination or as stand-alone treatments.  In fact, moxibustion predates acupuncture!

   Acupuncture     A time tested technique for treating pain and disease.  My teacher's acupuncture lineage was passed on to him by his Grandfather, and so on, going back 88 generations.    

Acupuncture

A time tested technique for treating pain and disease.  My teacher's acupuncture lineage was passed on to him by his Grandfather, and so on, going back 88 generations.

 

Gua Sha

Gua Sha literally translates as "scraping sand."  A gentle rubbing technique treats muscular aches and pains; often used on the upper back, shoulders and neck, areas of relatively weak circulation.

 

   Moxibustion     A technique that warms and promotes circulation.  The moxa stick, held at least an inch away, has a pleasant odor and the heat induces a deep, relaxed state.

Moxibustion

A technique that warms and promotes circulation.  The moxa stick, held at least an inch away, has a pleasant odor and the heat induces a deep, relaxed state.

   Cupping     Glass cups are placed over the back, typically to treat pain.  The suction action of the cups induces much greater blood flow around and to the affected area.    

Cupping

Glass cups are placed over the back, typically to treat pain.  The suction action of the cups induces much greater blood flow around and to the affected area.