Chinese Herbal Medicine & Nutrition In Cornado
Acupuncturists are diverse practitioners who use a wide range of modalities and treatments to improve a long list of health conditions. At Peak Health Group, we combine the benefits of traditional acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle therapies, cupping, body work, and heat therapy as a holistic approach to primary care.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is a therapy that promotes health and alleviates sickness by restoring balance to the body. Traditional acupuncture relies on the insertion of hair-like sterile needles into specific anatomical points. The needles stimulate the points, boosting the body’s energy and balance while promoting healing through increased blood flow.
Qi – The Body’s Vital Energy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) follows the belief that the vital energy that circulates through the body (Qi, pronounced “Chee”) nourishes the various systems of the body. When the flow of energy is interrupted, it results in a range of health problems. Acupuncture restores the flow of Qi and improves the health of the body’s systems.
Not only does acupuncture heal the body through restored balance, but it does it by activating the body’s own self-healing capacity. This process boosts the immune system throughout the body and increases health overall.
Today, acupuncturists also use cupping, or “acupuncture without the needles.” This therapy uses glass cups that suction onto the skin. They remain on the skin for up to three minutes to create a vacuum that pulls toxins out of the body, boosts circulation, and helps relax muscles. If you don’t like the idea of being treated with needles, cupping offers a needle-free alternative that is highly effective, especially for patients with muscular pain and tightness.
Cupping is sometimes combined with the use of trusted herbal supplements used in Chinese herbal medicine for centuries. This combination of treatment modals can effectively treat cellulite, digestive disorders, colds, and many other conditions.
Acupuncture is well-known in the traditional use of Chinese medicine. It may be used independently or in combination with other forms of treatment, including nutritional recommendations, the use of Chinese herbs, Gua Sha (soft tissue manual muscle therapy), and Moxibustion – a technique that heals, nourishes, and relaxes certain points on the body. Each type of treatment has specific benefits that add to the overall improvement of an individual’s health.