Acupuncture is a primary health care modality that has flourished in China for at least for over 4,000 years (NIH - National Institute of Health) and widely used throughout Asia and Europe. It is considered as one of the newest primary health care provisions in this country.
Traditional Oriental Medicine is a complete system of medicine, it has been selected by World Health Organization(WHO) for world wide propagation to meet the health care needs of the 21st Century.
Acupuncture is practiced based on the "pattern of disharmony" and treats accordingly. Modern acupuncture utilizes other modalities as well, such as herbal medicine and moxibustion, exercise and nutrition.
Acupuncture and Modalities
Facial Acupuncture Therapy helps reverse the signs of aging by increasing blood circulation to the skin, releasing muscle tightness, and removing harmful toxins from the connective tissue between the skin and muscle. As a result, new freshly oxygenated blood circulates through to the skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen and the production of new cells.
This traditional technique involves the burning of an herb called Mugwort or Artemesia Vulgaris. The herb is formed into a stick of Moxa that is lit at one end and held close to the skin. The heat generated through the herbal Moxa penetrates deeply, unblocking the congested Qi, and immediate effects to increase energy level and immunity.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine takes holistic approach to restore function or prevent disease. There are more than 5,000 medicinal substances currently used. Most of the substances are from plants but some are animal and mineral based. The medicinal substances’ uses, effects, dosages, and contraindications have been studied and observed for over five millennia. Chinese Herbal Medicine is a modality in Oriental Medicine that is crucial to natural and holistic approach.
Cupping is a therapy in which ceramic or glass cups are applied onto the skin. The reduced pressure (made by the use of heat or air suction) within the cups draw in and hold the skin and superficial muscle layer. Cups may be applied to acupuncture points or regions of the area affected by pain.