Acupuncture can shift the pains and imbalances of the body before they manifest as major disease and alleviate symptoms of chronic disease by releasing pathogens and rebalancing the functions and substances of the body. This is why it works so effectively in treating all types and severities of illness and plays a key role in health maintenance. Because every symptom of disease is seen from a Chinese medical perspective as an energetic imbalance, any symptom- from a common cold, to anxiety and depression, to diabetes, to plantar fasciitis – can be treated with Chinese medicine.
"Gillian is a master of 'tapping in' both in the literal sense (via her needles) and in the broader, more intuitive sense. My sessions with her always leave me feeling attended to, educated, inspired and connected to my (noticeably healthier) body. Do yourself a favor, treat your body and spirit to the attention and effort you deserve."
- Elyse M.
Moxa is a Chinese herb used commonly in a topical application to warm and move the channels. Moxa, know also as mugwort or artemesia vulgaris, has been coupled with acupuncture since ancient times. Its importance is such that the literal translation of the Chinese character for acupuncture is “acupuncture-moxabustion.”
Cupping involves using a pump or heat for the gentle suction of the skin in a local area into a glass or plastic cup. The cup is then kept in place for five to ten minutes or moved across the skin to draw out pathogens trapped in the fascial layer. Cupping therapy is used to move blood and break up scar tissue and knots in painful, restricted areas, among other things.
Chinese Herbal medicine has a written history of over 3000 years, as long as acupuncture, and is very complementary to treatment. Herbs are commonly combined to make formulas, which come in many forms including pills, powders, raw herbs and topicals. You can boil some herbal formulas into teas and some can be added to soups and congee.
Chinese medicine is good for people of all ages and can help children with teething, insomnia, ear infections, common cold and digestive upset, along with other symptoms.
NADA ear acupuncture is known to help reset the sympathetic nervous system, relieve stress, detoxify the body, assist in quitting smoking and reduce alcohol and drug cravings.