GRACE KILLPACK ACUPUNCTURE
Your Health is Our Top Priority
Our bodies have the innate ability to heal itself and maintain a state of balance or homeostasis. However, our modern lifestyle places huge demands on our bodies everyday: stress, psycho-emotional distress, excessive eating, excessive drinking, overworking, pollution, just to name a few. Our body cannot possibly keep up with the demand placed on it, hence we fall off the state of homeostasis and diseases and pain ensue. Our goal is to help restore the state of balance in the body by using various methods of Eastern medicine including acupuncture and herbal medicine, cupping, moxa, massage, as well as diet and lifestyle modification. Application of a holistic approach to healthcare and maintenance where the whole person is treated both mind and body, not just isolated systems or parts of the body, one will soon notice an overall improvement in health and vitality.
Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of sharp and very thin sterile, disposable needles on strategic locations of the body. Acupuncture promotes the body’s innate ability to heal itself by stimulating specific anatomic sites or acupoints. Modern research has shown acupuncture’s positive effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular and digestive systems.
Moxibustion or Moxa is an ancient therapeutic Chinese medicine technique which involves burning of the herb Ai Ye or Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) and applied directly or indirectly over specific points on the body to help facilitate healing. Moxa is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to further enhance the healing effect of the treatment.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese herbal medicine is a key component of traditional Chinese Medicine tracing back at least 5000 years. It is used today as a safe and natural system of primary health care to effectively treat a wide range of acute and chronic health issues. A licensed practitioner can prescribe safe and effective Chinese herbal formulas that specifically matches one’s individual health condition. As your condition improves, your licensed practitioner will adjust and modify your herbal formula until the desired outcome is achieved.
Cupping is an ancient therapeutic method of releasing toxins from the body’s tissue and organs. It involves applying a partial vacuum by various areas of the body, thereby enhancing blood flow to that area. Cupping is a safe and non-invasive technique that is very effective in alleviating pain and discomfort from muscle and joint issues, internal organ disorders, and numerous other conditions.
Tui Na (“twee-nah”) is a therapeutic form of massage that has been practiced in China for over 2000 years. It uses rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels or meridians on the body to re-establish balance and harmony throughout that body.