Acupuncture is a six-thousand year-old Chinese therapy that works by stimulating the body to naturally correct the imbalances of Qi. This is done by inserting ultra-fine, disposable needles underneath the skin at specific points in the body. These acupuncture points are related to energy pathways or meridians that run throughout the entire length of the body. Acupuncture points are also related to specific internal organs.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine consists of substances derived from plant, animal, and mineral sources. The use of these substances can be traced back to 1,000 BC. Over the past 3000 years, an incredibly rich and powerful system has medicine has been created. During this time, classical herbal formulas that are effective for many health concerns have been developed. The herbs are available in the form of herbal teas, liquid extracts, tablets, capsules, granules, lotions, creams, salves, or poultices. At MK Han Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic, we use many of these forms of herbs.
Individual substances are rarely prescribed alone in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A carefully balanced recipe of several different herbs is specifically tailored for each person's entire health condition. Each herb is chosen for its own specific functions. In addition, herbs can enhance the strengths and reduce the side effects of each other. The combination of substances in a formula creates a new therapeutic agent that can treat much more effectively and completely that a single substance.
Difference between Chinese medicine and western medicine is that in western medicine, everything is a quick fix. Pharmaceutical drugs are used to combat the diseases at the same time weaken the immunity of a person and surgical procedures are means of quick fix ignoring the importance of treating the cause root. With Chinese medicine the treatment of herbs are not to allow the herbs itself to combat the diseases but to allow the herbs to boost the immunity of the person to combat the disease hence not wakening the body. Today due to pharmaceutical drugs combating the disease instead of immunity combating it disease like super virus had room to evolve. Also acupuncture combine with moxibustion is to cure the cause root of diseases by manipulating the qi which also boost the immunity to combat the disease. If medicine like Chinese medicine was not efficient and had no therapeutical affect, then it would not have survived especially in a rapidly advancing western medicine. Without any result it would also not have had any room to survive in this modern dynamic society.
cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation—stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving qi flow—to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletol conditions. Its advocates say it has other applications, as well.
External healing methods to promote internal physiological balance burning the mugwort over specific area to warm the body