Non-Invasive Diagnosis Utilizing
A combination of techniques used to diagnose a patients’ condition. This may include Trigger Points, Tongue Reading, Pulse Pattern Recognition and Energy Balancing.
Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyper-irritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Acute trauma or repetitive micro-trauma may lead to the formation of trigger points. Patients may have pain resulting in a decreased range of motion in the affected muscles. These include muscles such as those in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle. Trigger points may also manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, decreased range of motion in the legs, and low back pain.
The tongue has many relationships and connections in the body, useful and important during inspection for confirming TCM diagnosis. The tongue has a special relationship with the Heart, in that the Heart opens to the tongue.
Pulse reading requires great energetic sensitivity — a capacity to “listen” very deeply. The pulse can be used to gain a deep understanding of the patient on many levels. Even at basic levels, however, the pulse provides immediate and specific information that can help clarify contradictory diagnostic information and symptomology.
The life force, or Qi (pronounced chee), is the energy by which life exists. Our Qi is both inherited and produced from our food, the sun, the air and water. It is the vital energy that supports all functions of the body, mind, and spirit. This life energy permeates the entire body in an organized system of channels called the meridians.There are 12 primary meridians which correspond to internal organs. When there is an imbalance of chi energy along these meridians, illness, pain, or dis-ease can result. Acupuncture points along these pathways can be stimulated to open up the channel, remove the blockage, and balance the flow of energy. In this aspect, acupuncture is a true science of ‘energy balancing.”
Instead of treating an illness, holistic medicine looks at an individual’s overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being before recommending treatment. Therapies include: Moxibustion, Cupping, Tui Na, Medical Reflexology, Acupuncture, and many more…
The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. Treatments range from half an hour to one hour.
Known as Ba Guan, It helps draw out and eliminate pathogenic factors such as wind, cold, damp and heat. Cupping also moves Qi and Blood and opens the pores of the skin, thus precipitating the removal of pathogens. Treatments generally take 10 to 15 minutes and are followed by a herbal wine remedy and high infrared therapy.
- Bleeding and moving cupping are offered as needed.
TuiNa is a medical procedure for treating wellness that is often referred to as Chinese Medical Massage. A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi. Treatments generally take 30 minutes to 1 hour.
A Combination of Chinese Osteopathic, and Deep Trigger Point Work. Designed to help release muscles, lengthen tendons, and bring balance to the body system.
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands and can relieve symptoms of stress, injury, and illness. Treatments generally take 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. Treatment generally take 45 minutes to one hour.
Known as Gua Sha, strokes made with a blunt object removes blood stagnation, promoting normal circulation and metabolic processes. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, cough, and other issues. Treatments take about 15 minutes
- Bian-stone is a type of therapeutic geo-magnetic stone that lines our treatment room beds to aid in heating and balancing the bodies energy
Infrared light therapy has healing benefits much like natural sunlight without any dangerous solar radiation effects. This lighting dilates and expands blood vessels which can increase overall blood circulation, lymph drainage of toxins, energy in cells and promote healing. Treatment is in combination with acupuncture, cupping, electrical stimulation, or moxibustion.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes to enhance cellular function. LLLT improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments take about 4 – 6 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week.
Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to simulate muscles. By passively activating the muscle the unit can send electrical impulses through the skin to underlying nerves, stimulating the contraction and relaxation of the muscle in a rhythm similar to daily exercise. Can be used for two primary functions; strength training and muscle tone or pain control. Treatments generally last 30 minutes.
Ultrasound vibration causes an increase in the extensibility of structures such as ligaments, tendons, scar tissue and fibrous joint capsules while the heat generated helps to reduce pain and muscle spasms. Treatments generally last 10 to 15 minutes
A combination of natural ingredients created by Chinese healers thousands of years ago. These remedies consist of Herbal Teas, Herbal Pills or Herbal Wine (as a topical application).
Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 – 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the “tea” is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5
Ancient formulas were often prepared as pills made from milled herbs bound with water, honey, ginger juice, or other substances. Therapeutic dosages of handful of pills, taken two or three times a day.
This extra concentrated concoction of herbs is designed as a very strong topical analgesic. After fermenting for 4 – 6 months, the mixture is complete. The intense properties of the herbs are escalated and enhanced to help relieve pain, and ease discomfort in areas suffering from acute and chronic conditions.
Our Aging Management services includes Facial Rejuvenation and Facial Spa.
Our facial spa includes a deep cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating steam to open up your pores, facial massage with natural cream, relaxing shoulder and neck massage, extraction as needed before nourishing mask, and last but not least, toner and moisturizer to finish. Facial spa along with facial rejuvenation acupuncture will have better results in anti-aging. Treatments take from 30 to 1 hour and 30 minutes
Breathing and Exercises
Do them anytime during the day if you feel stressed or on edge. If you practice these methods routinely, you will notice over time that you’re handling the day better, your blood pressure is lower and overall your body is more in balance. These breathing techniques are used in tandem with simple routines of specific movements meant to aid in posture, bone strength, lowering blood pressure, relieving anxiety, and increasing overall health and strength in weak areas of the body. The exercises given are based off of Martial Arts traditions and Qi Gong.
30 or 15 minute examination
with Non-Invasive Diagnosis, utilizing Tongue, Pulse, Energy, Balance Reading under a Chinese Medical Doctor while reviewing patient’s related medical records (if available). Treatment plan will be recommended.
- Treatment plan recommendation
An affordable option for people who want a quick acupuncture session without the New patient consultation. Point are utilized on arms, legs, ears and scalp to help general health and pain management. Ask about doing group sessions for an additional discount.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Includes a complete 30-minute New Patient Evaluation (up to 10 mins for returning patient) and 3 up to 60-minute Acupuncture combined with Electrical Stimulation and/or High Infrared. 7 days Herb supplement for new patient.
- Infrared heat
- Chinese herbal medicine
Includes a complete 30-minute New Patient Evaluation (up to 10 mins for returning patient), up to 30-minute TuiNa therapy session*, followed by up to 60-minute Acupuncture combined with High Infrared. (*May substitute Manual Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibation, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Reflexology for TuiNa Therapy.) 7 days Herb supplment for new patient.
- TuiNa therapy
- Infrared heat
- Chinese herbal medicine
Includes a complete 30-minute New Patient Evaluation (up to 10 minutes for returning patients), a 30 minue TuiNa therapy session*, and a 60 minute Acupuncture session combined with High Infared and Moxibustion (*May substitute Manual Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, Cupping, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Reflexology for TuiNa Therapy.) 7 days Herb supplment for new patient.
- TuiNa therapy
- Infrared heat
- Chinese herbal medicine
30 Minute Session
60 Minute Session
60 minute session
Holistic Therapy Modality
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Includes a facial exfoliate, balancing mask, facial cupping followed by 30- to 45-minute facial and full- body acupuncture.
- Facial cupping
- Facial acupuncture
- Full-body acupuncture
GWCM’s Facial Spa may include a deep cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating steam (to open your pores), facial massage with natural cream, relaxing shoulder and neck massage that may allow you to fall in and out of sleep, extraction as needed before nourishing mask, and last but not least, toner and moisturizer to finish.
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