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HEALTH FAQS

Here are the answers to just a few of the questions that we have received about our practice. If you have any more questions regarding the description of our services and pricing, feel free to contact us or just drop by!

1) Why do my spine and back make cracking sounds?

A: While “cracking your back” is a matter of popping air bubbles that form in the synovial fluid that surrounds joints, other cracking sounds may occur as well due to more serious reasons. Poor blood circulation can cause the spine itself to become stiff. When pressure is applied to individual vertebrae to relieve tension, the bones can click against each other, producing cracking sound.

2) What are the benefits of Chinese musculoskeletal alignment therapy?

A: Chinese musculoskeletal alignment therapy is a traditional form of non-invasive treatment for various pains and aches. Practitioners use their knowledge of the body’s circulatory pathways to apply pressure along specific vectors, providing relief and promoting a more balanced posture. This may include massaging of pressure points. Chinese musculoskeletal alignment therapy is most suitable for treating cervical disk pain, thoracic pain, lumbar scoliosis, muscular sprains, and lumbar disc herniation.

3) What are the benefits of Chinese therapeutic cupping and cup massage?

A: Therapeutic cupping uses heated glass surfaces to improve circulation, soothe aching muscles, and remove toxins from the skin. This cup massage technique incorporates elements of therapeutic cupping and relaxing massage to improve skin quality, reduce swelling, and quickly ease pain.

4) What conditions can Chinese therapeutic cupping and cup massage help treat?

A: These therapies are effective in treating colds, headaches, neck pain, shoulder stiffness, abdominal pain, insomnia, back pain, rheumatism, arthritis, knee pain, and skin conditions.

5) What precautions should I take during and after Chinese therapeutic cupping?

A: 1: You should drink plenty of warm water and induce sweating to promote detoxification of the skin.
2: Pores that were opened during the treatment can become irritated if exposed to certain circumstances in the day following treatment. For this reason, it is recommended that the client bundle up and stay away from chilly wind as well as wait one day before taking a bath or shower after receiving Chinese therapeutic cupping. One day after treatment, the pores should have returned to their normal state and these normal activities may be resumed.
3: If undergoing continuous therapy, refrain from eating red meat or seafood in between cupping sessions for the best results.

6) What are the benefits of Chinese herbal fire treatment?

A: Herbal fire treatment involves assembling a poultice of medicinal herbs and extracts, then using a flame to promote a healing effect. Applying the heated poultice to sore muscles relieves pain and improves circulation due to the warmth of the medicine as well as the medicinal properties of the specific herbs used for each circumstance.

7) What are the benefits of Chinese fire therapy?

A: Chinese fire therapy involves covering an afflicted area with a flameproof sleeve and igniting the surface of the sleeve. Fire therapy provides a surge of energy to the afflicted area, expunging toxins and improving circulation.

8) What are the benefits of Chinese medicinal satchels?

A: The satchel is a tradition of Chinese medicine first practiced as a secret in ancient courts. Satchels combine 30 kinds of rare medicinal herbs, promoting blood circulation, gluten bone health, energy, and flexibility.

9) What are the benefits of Chinese medicinal foot steaming?

A: Medicinal foot steaming treats insomnia, rheumatism, arthritis. It induces sweating and improves circulation, expunging toxins from the feet. It can also help to prevent colds, lumbar disease, and muscle pain. Of course, foot steaming is also relaxing to the mind and body as well.

10) What are the special benefits of Qigong massage?

A: Qigong Massage is a massage that is based upon the Oriental idea that the body is filled with “qi” (also spelled “chi”) that needs to flow smoothly to attain overall wellness. The qigong massage includes manipulation of energy levels throughout the body, with practitioners using their massage techniques in order to rebalance the body’s energy pathways. Practitioners seek to adjust the balance of yin and yang via the “opening four doors” technique. This treatment can help alleviate many condition as an integrative medicinal technique that promotes relaxation, fitness, rehabilitation, and clinical treatment.