These therapies are based on the theory that there is a flow of energy or life force, Qi, in the body which travels along certain pathways, or meridians. When the energy is out of balance, or not flowing freely, disease occurs. The insertion of needles stimulates specific points on the meridians, affecting the energy passing through it
Herbal Therapy is a major part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered fundamental therapy for many acute and chronic conditions. Herbalists draw from “Materia Medica,” a traditional Chinese medicine text that covers thousands of herbs, minerals and other extracts
Tui Na (pronounced twã´ na) is a Chinese form of bodywork that dates back to the Shang dynasty of China, 1700 bc. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of energy through the meridians, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Currently, Tui Na is taught as a separate, but equal, field of study in the major Traditional Chinese Medical schools.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 9 million women in the US are using infertility services. While cutting edge technologies offer a variety of treatments, success rates are still well under 50%. Research shows that acupuncture can improve conception rates and reduce the chance of miscarriage. Many women turn to acupuncture as an alternative or complementary fertility treatment.
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