SERVICES/GLOSSERY

ACUPUNCTURE:  is the procedure of inserting and manipulating filiform needles into various points on the body to create a healing response. Acupuncture uses specific acupuncture points  for each individual. These points are selected  based on signs/symptoms/pulse and tongue diagnosis rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory.HERBAL MEDICINE:  most herbal formulas are carried in house for convenience.  Other more specialized formulas can be shipped to patient.

MOXIBUSTION:  is the process of delivering heat to the exterior of the body by burning special Chinese herbs which pervade the interior of the body. The herb most commonly known is “Moxa” or better known as “mugwart”. Its properties have been proven to increase blood flow in the body. Practitioners use moxa to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi.

SWEDISH MASSAGE:  a moderate touch massage used to invigorate the circulatory system done with oil or lotion.

 

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE:  a more focused  slow and deep touch massage done with oil or lotion used for releasing muscle adhesions and muscular pain.

 

MYOFACIAL RELEASE MASSAGE:  massage done dry (without oil or lotion) to bring the fascia of the body to a melting point  (trixopathy) so it can release by employing stretch with pressure. Used for muscular dysfunction pulling on structures and pain.

fas·ci·ae (fsh, fsh)

1. Anatomy A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other softstructures of the body.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING:   Working with patients/clients to achieve better physical fitness goals.  Applying stability , flexibility along with functional movement and strengthening  to improve overall health and muscular and structural condition.

 

“FMT” or FASCIAL MOVEMENT TAPING CERTIFIED:  Fascial Movement Taping is the next wave in movement and performance based Kinesio taping for injury,  Fascial Movement Dysfunction rehabilitation and Sports Performance Enhancement

 

TUI NA:  a chinese medical massage which is done dry (without oil or lotion) o ver a clothed patient. Used to work on the acupuncture meridians and treats internal as well as muscular disorders.

 

CUPPING:  glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball or other flammable substance, which is soaked in alcohol, then placed inside the cup. Burning a substance inside the cup removes all the oxygen, which creates a vacuum. Depending on the condition being treated, the cups will be left in place from 5 to 10 minutes. Several cups may be placed on a patient’s body at the same time. Some practitioners will also apply small amounts of medicated oils or herbal oils to the skin just before the cupping procedure, which lets them move the cups up and down particular acupoints or meridians after they have been applied.

 

GAU SHA:  an East Asian healing technique. Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a ‘reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash.

The area to be Gua Sha-ed is lubricated with oil. The skin is then rubbed with a round-edged instrument in downward strokes Gua Sha moves stuck Qi and Blood, releases the Exterior mimicking sweating, and moves Fluids. In a modern medical construct these fluids contain metabolic waste that congested the surface tissues and muscles. Gua Sha promotes circulation and normalizes metabolic processes.

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