Elliott Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice with a recognized history of roughly 5000 years that involves placing fine needles at specific points on the body's surface to treat various health issues. It corrects imbalances in the body that give rise to disease, illness or pain. There is a continuous circulation of energy in the body which the Chinese define as "Qi." Disease, illness and pain occur because of a blockage, excess or deficiency of this circulation. Energy channels can be unblocked or strengthened as needed by inserting needles at acupuncture points along the channels. Acupuncture redirects and normalizes the flow of energy and helps the patient maintain or get back to good health.
Chinese herbal medicine, a sophisticated practice of combining individual herbs, has been practiced safely for centuries. The synergistic effect of herbal combinations addresses the patient's symptoms and the underlying cause of the imbalance. The ultimate goals are to reduce symptoms, promote healing and enhance energy & vitality.
Auricular/Ear Acupuncture is a traditional method, refined by modern clinical research, that treats pain, psycho-emotional issues and many other conditions. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other TCM modalities.
Moxabustion is an ancient treatment that consists of burning a Chinese herb (Artemisia Vulgaris) on acupuncture points to promote circulation and stimulate healing.
Electrostimulation is a form of treatment that augments acupuncture and it is used primarily to treat pain and neurological disorders. In pediatrics, it is used as a gentle needle-free "tickle machine" to stimulate acupuncture points and promote healing.
TuiNa is a therapeutic traditional Chinese massage focused on manipulation of the soft tissue to balance the body and harmonize the energetic flow of Qi in the energy channels.
Gua Sha is a traditional healing technique from East Asia. It involves scraping moistened skin with a smooth-edged instrument to relieve pain, promote circulation and improve metabolic processes.
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese energy exercise. It combines breathing, movement and meditation and has many different styles and practices. Qi Gong is often described as mind-body medicine because it explores the connection of mind, body and spirit. Everyone can learn simple exercises and benefit from Qi Gong regardless of ability, age, belief system or life circumstance.