ACUPUNCTURE is a safe and effective holistic medicine backed by more than 3000 years of  practice and research. It works by the insertion of mono filament needles into energy(Qi) points to activate and balance of the energy flow in the body. Acupuncture could also be together with Electrical stimulation and Moxibustion (heat therapy, by burning medicinal herbs over the energy points).

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system and progressive increases in the secretion of neuro-transmitters, serotonin and endorphins in particular; and activation of the body’s natural healing process (i.e., stimulation of the adrenal glands to secret corticosteroid).

How long will it take to complete a course of treatments?

The response to treatment varies from individual to individual, and depends upon one's healing ability. Some people may only need a few treatments while others may need 12 or more. The average number of treatments is 6-10. The best thing to do is get an evaluation by your Acupuncture physician at Body MX, your Acupuncture Physician will guide & tailor your treatment for you and also all needles are one time use and sterile.

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CUPPING is a method of treating disease that is caused by local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in a cupping jar, usually by means of heat, which is then applied directly to the skin. The underlying tissue is drawn up into the jar forming an area of blood stasis. This appears to bruise the area, or at least turn it a bright red. The amount of dark red or even purple blood drawn to the surface indicates the degree of stagnation. Dark blood is a sign of stagnation, which in many cases in modern terms is the amount of toxins in the blood.

In ancient times, animal horns and bamboo jars were used, principally to drain pustulating sores. Later this method was used to treat consumptive and rheumatic diseases. Today jars are made mostly out of glass to standard sizes and specifications, although bamboo jars are still occasionally used.


MOXIBUSTION commonly shortened to being called Moxa, is the use of an herb called Artemesia Vulgaris or commonly, mugwort, which is burned over particular areas or specific acupuncture points. Moxa has a warming, invigorating quality and is generally used to treat conditions of weakness by bringing extra energy into the acupuncture points and channels, or to expel cold and damp pathogens from the channels.

Loose Moxa is commonly rolled into a ball and placed over a piece of fresh ginger, onto a specific area of the body or acupuncture point. Ginger adds to the warming energy of the moxa and serves as a barrier between the moxa and skin.

Moxa also comes in tightly rolled sticks which can be held directly over acupuncture points or channels.


Chinese Herbal Formula

Herbal Medicine is use of natural plant substances (botanicals) to treat and prevent illness. The practice has existed since prehistoric times and flourishes today as the primary form of medicine for perhaps as much as 80% of the world's population. Over 80,000 species of plants are in use throughout the world. Along with acupuncture, herbal medicine is considered primary health care in China, where it has been in documented use for over 2,500 years.

Scientific interest in herbal medicine in the United States has lagged behind that in the countries of Asia and W Europe; in Germany, for example, one third of graduating physicians have studied herbal medicine, and a comprehensive therapeutic guide to herbal medicines has long been published there. Nonetheless, millions of people in the United States use herbal products to treat a wide variety of ailments or to enhance health. Among the more popular remedies used are ginseng, to increase stamina and as a mild sedative; St.-John's-wort, for mild depression; echinacea, to aid the immune system and alleviate colds; kava, to calm anxiety and treat insomnia; saw palmetto, for enlarged prostate; and ginkgo biloba, to improve short-term memory.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Chinese herbs include plants, some animal parts, and some minerals. All of these natural materials have been selected under the guiding principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and they have been included in the TCM practices for many years. They have different taste, properties, functions and applications. According to these characteristics to take care of different health problems and keep the body fit. This kind of natural healing material is called Chinese herbs.

The herbal formula is a combination of Chinese herbs especially formulated for different symptoms and diseases. They are formulated according to the method of take care, principle, dosage and usage. When different herbs were put together to make a combination, it can take care of different symptoms and diseases. The formula is a symbol of TCM’s theories, principles, methods, herbs and procedures of identifying.


Tui_Na

Tui_Na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, tai chi and qigong.

Tui_Na is a hands-on-body treatment using acupressure that is a modality of Chinese medicine whose purpose is to bring the body into balance.

The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press and rub the areas between each of the joints (known as the eight gates) to open the body's defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in both the meridians and the muscles. The practitioner can then use range of motion,traction, massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points and to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions. Tui na is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is taught in TCM schools as part of formal training in Oriental medicine. Many East Asian martial arts schools also teach tui na to their advanced students for the treatment and management of injury and pain due to training.

In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified into "external" and "internal" treatments. Tui na was one of the external methods, especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants. Today it is subdivided into specialized treatment for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, sports medicine, etc. Tui na has been used extensively in China for over 2,000 years.     

Tui na has fewer side effects than modern drug-based and chemical-based treatments. It has been used to treat or complement the treatment of many conditions; musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.


Qi_Gong

The word Qigong (pronounced "chee gong") is a combination of two ideas: “Qi” means air, breath of life, or vital energy of the body, and “gong” means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement.

The art of Qigong consists primarily of meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration, and breathing exercises. Practitioners of Qigong develop an awareness of qi sensations (energy) in their body and use their mind to guide the Qi. When the practitioners achieve a sufficient skill level (master), they can direct or emit external Qi for the purpose of healing others.

For thousands of years, millions of people have benefited from Qigong practices and believed that improving the function of Qi maintains health and heals disease. In traditional Chinese medicine, good health is a result of a free flowing, well-balanced energy system. It is believed that regular practice of Qigong helps to cleanse the body of toxins, restore energy, reduce stress and anxiety, and help individuals maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

It has been said that Qigong is one of the most powerful healing traditions ever developed in human history. It is literally a health wonder of the world.


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