Originating in China about 5000 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest and the most commonly used medical treatments on earth. Having been repeatedly tested, testified and improved through thousands of years of practice, Acupuncture has proven to be very helpful conjunctive treatment with the least side-effects for numerous common acute and chronic medical conditions when there is no indication for surgical intervention.
Focuses on taking care of the patient as a whole rather than just treating a single part of the body.
The goal is to minimize the suffering, pain, and impairment, as well as to maximize your daily functions and overall quality of life. The two types of management approaches that are most common are Musculoskeletal and Neurological rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation focuses on pain management, the strengthening of muscles and the improvement of joint movement. Neurological rehabilitation focuses on minimizing disability and functional recovery after brain or spinal cord injuries. These management approaches may include one or several of the following treatments; therapeutic exercise, assistive devices, heat therapy, massage, exercise guidance, life style modification, injections and, if necessary, medication
Chinese herbs have been used for centuries. But only by the 12th century A.D. the key principles of Chinese Medicine were fully applied to the herbal treatment, forming a method that can be called Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM). Among the earliest literature are lists of prescriptions for specific ailments, exemplified by the manuscript “Recipes for 52 Ailments”, found in the Mawangdui tombs which were sealed in 168 BC. CHM was further progressively refined during various periods of active theorizing in the 14th through the 19th centuries. Western disease concepts entered the picture in the 20th century, leading to some further changes.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures as early as 3000 BC. It is a method of creating vacuum in the patient's skin to dispel stagnation, thereby improving qi flow. It helps with pain, inflammation, respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, congestion, gastrointestinal disorders, relaxation and well beings.