Acupuncture - the insertion of very fine needles into specific acupuncture points for the relief of pain and/or harmonization of the body's energy.
Bodywork - includes "Tuina", which is a Traditional Chinese form of massage, joint mobilization, stretching, as well as the use of specific exercises for resolving pain and structural issues. Bodywork also includes Acupressure, based on the Japanese system "Shiatsu", that uses manual pressure with the practitioners fingers at specific acupressure points and along the acupuncture meridians.
Applied Kinesiology - a thorough system for assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, combined with techniques to resolve these issues. Specific manual muscle testing is one of AK's primary diagnostic tools, and it's application reaches deep into the endocrine and neuroendocrine systems.
Consultation for chronic disease - consultations are done either in person at the clinic, via phone, or skype. A thorough review of the patient's medical history and relevant health information is combined with thorough assessment of the patient's condition. Protocols are developed for each individual, and therapies change over time, following the course of the disease and the healing process.
Herbal/Nutritional Prescription - botanical and nutritional agents are prescribed based on the patient's constitution and symptom picture. The combination of plants and nutrients affords a powerful synergy that cannot be achieved with the use of one or the other.
Moxibustion - the application of heat to specific points on the body. "Ai Ye", a form of mugwort, is generally used as the material to be burned as the heat source.
Cupping - by putting a flame into specially designed glass cups, pulling it out, and then rapidly placing the cup on the body, a vacuum is created, thereby producing a suction cup effect. This therapy is used to relieve muscle aches and pains that are characterized by a condition called "Blood Stagnation". This therapy is also a diagnostic tool that reveals problem areas by producing a purplish color on the skin. This color normally lasts for about 5-7 days.
Dietary and lifestyle recommendations - this is an essential part of any comprehensive wellness program. Many of the issues we see in the clinic stem from poor dietary and/or lifestyle choices. Specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations are made for each patient based on their specific condition and their genetic heritage.