What is TCM?
To prompt the healing process, one or more of the following Oriental Medicine treatment strategies are employed:
…the insertion of very fine, sterile and single-use needles placed in specific acupuncture points to assist in rebalancing organ and bio-mechanical disharmonies.
…mugwort is used to warm acupuncture points and accelerates the healing process.
…massaging techniques to activate channel and organ systems.
…rubbing of the skin with a jade tool to facilitate the circulation of blood.
…glass or plastic cups create suction on the skin to increase circulation and release deep rooted lactic acid.
– Nutritional Counselling:
…specific foods can be added or avoided to help strengthen the body.
– Acupressure Counselling:
– Electrical Stimulation:
…acupuncture needles are inserted and then small alligator clips are placed on the needles. The small 9-volt battery operated machine is then turned on and micro-current stimulates the acupuncture point. E-stim reduces inflammation and releases endorphins. This is similar to the TENS unit that physical therapists use.