Chinese Herbs are used for balancing, harmonizing and cleansing the body's systems. Used alone or in combination with acupuncture, they effectively treat a wide variety of health problems and maintain wellness without significant side effects. Ongoing scientific studies into traditional Chinese herbs are corroborating the effectiveness of many time-tested formulas. Northwest acupuncture Center practitioners have a large selection of standard formulas and raw herbs available and are well-trained in prescribing them.
Dietary Therapy is a concept fundamental to Chinese culture and is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine. Scientific investigation into Chinese food therapy has found that many of the phytochemicals in traditional foods are beneficial to specific health problems such as menopause, digestive disorders, mood swings, etc. Modifying our diet can produce significant improvements in health.
Tui Na is a Chinese form of therapeutic massage. Based on the same treatment principles as acupuncture, it balances and harmonizes Qi flow in the body. Tui Na effectively addresses many health conditions through its ability to control pain and reduce stress. It can increase mobility, improve paralytic conditions, relax tight muscles and aid in recovery from trauma.
Tai Chi is meditative and physical exercise which coordinates breathing techniques with bodily movements. It helps tone muscle, improve flexibility, reduce stress and build entrance.