Chinese / Oriental Medicines
The majority of Americans have heard of Acupuncture. However, many of these same people do not realize that there is much more to Oriental Medicine than just acupuncture.
At Acupuncture Works, we practice Traditional Chinese Medicine - or 'TCM', for short. TCM includes but is not limited to just acupuncture.
There are several other modalities that our practitioners may employ. Cupping, Moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, Asian bodywork, Asian nutrition and/or food therapies, tai chi and qi gong are just of few of the many other therapies that may be used in adjacent to your acupuncture treatment.
A qualifed TCM clinician will determine based on your individual needs what other therapies will be most appropriate for you during your treatment.
Technically, massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
The purpose of and benefits from massage therapy is that it is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits:
- reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
- relief of muscle spasms
- greater flexibility and range of motion
- increase of the ease and efficiency of movement
- relief of stress and aide of relaxation
- promotion of deeper and easier breathing
- improvement of the circulation of blood and movement of lymph
- relief of tension-related conditions, such as headaches and eyestrain
- promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles and sprained ligaments, and reduction in pain and swelling related to such injuries
- and much, much more!
For a fuller understanding of the benefits of massage therapy, visit this link for further reading.