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2015_PeggyClinic_ps_2K_7944 Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that restores the balance of body vital energy (“Qi”). According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, “Qi” flow throughout the body and its organs along the pathways called meridians. Pain and illness occur when the flow of “Qi” is blocked and imbalanced.   Physical and emotional trauma, stress, poor diet or accidents, can influence the balance of “Qi”. Acupuncture, simulates the “acu-points” along the meridian by inserting sterile ultra fine disposable needles base of Yin-Yang and Five element theory, unblocked the obstr
uction and balance of the life force. The treatments will restore the normal circulation of Qi, providing nourishment to cells, organs, gland, tissues and muscles. This will eliminate pain and restore harmony allowing the body to heal itself. Acupuncture promotes natural healing and strengthens the immune system. It is recognized to be effective in treating the wide variety of medical problems without any side effect

Electro-Acupuncture is Application of a safe, gentle and small pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles to maximize point stimulation. It promotes the flow of blood hence reducing pain, increase circulation, decrease inflammation and relief from chronic and acute pain, relief of muscle spasms. Electro-Acupuncture is widely used in treating paralysis and neurological disease.

Ear with needleAuricular Acupuncture or Ear acupuncture is a form of alternative therapy base on the idea that ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body. Acupuncture points on the ear are stimulated with fine needles, electronic stimulation, massage or the application of ear seeds. There are over 200 acupuncture points on the ear. Stimulated points trigger electrical impulses from the ear via the brain, to the corresponding part of the body being treated. Auricular acupuncture is especially effective for treating addictions and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also helps on detoxification, stress, Insomnia, weight control, Balance blood pressure, pain management.

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Ear acupuncture points may be stimulated for a longer period of time by using ear seeds or ear tacks. Ear seeds are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant. These seeds are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. Ear seeds may be left in the ear for a few days or up to two weeks. Ear tacks are very small needles with an adhesive backing. Ear tacks are inserted into the ear and left in the ear for a few days or up to one week.

 

Scalp Acupuncture is based on elementary functional neuroanatomy, and has nothing to do with traditional Chinese medicine. If part of the brain is damaged, for instance by a stroke, then the scalp is stimulated over the damaged area of the brain. All the scalp points are representations of the underlying functional areas of the brain. It therefore follows that the most common use of scalp acupuncture will be in diseases in which there is brain damage, such as strokes or severe head injuries, although this method can be used for a variety of other conditions.

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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (pump). Through suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. The cup stays in place for 5 to 15 mins. It treats pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.

 

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Scraping (Gua Sha) is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which a smooth edged tool is used to apply short or long strokes on the lubricated skin, typically in the area of pain or on the back parallel to the spine. The stroking motion creates redness (petechiae) or Bruising (ecchymosis) which comes from the blood stagnation in the subcutaneous tissues. Bruising caused by Gua Sha usually fades in 2-4 days. The intensity of the bruising is an indication of the severity of the toxicity, stagnation inside the body. Gua Sha is used to treat common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, and pain both acute and chronic. It is also used to detoxify the body by bringing the toxins to the surface of the body to be released.

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Moxibustion is a heat therapy by burning of the herb mugwort.   It comes in many forms and can be burned either directly or indirectly on the skin. It can also be applied to the end of inserted acupuncture needles, placed in a device and a common treatment is to fill the navel with salt, then place a slice of ginger, burn the moxa on the top for digestive problems. Moxa’s flammability and warming nature make it ideal for building up the body, warming the channels and warding off disease. Moxibustion warms the meridians and dispels cold. It can treat all diseases caused by cold, blood stagnation and blockages of the meridians, such as cold-damp arthralgia, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, stomachache, epigastric pain and cold herniation.

 

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Thunder-Fire Needle Method (Pressing moxibustion) is applying Moxibustion by pressing a red hot mugwort stick (Thunder-Fire Needle) onto the painful point through a medicated cloth for nine times, each pressing should take the patient through one gate of passage.  During the process, patient’s skin will turn red (warm) but should not be burned, then suddenly there is penetrating heat, the treatment is completed.   The function of pressing moxibustion is to treat vacuity, coldness, and pain due to blood stasis.  It can also be used on patients who are not suitable for acupuncture and on regions that are difficult or painful to needle, such as fingers, toes, bony protuberances, the palms, soles or heels.

 

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Tianjiu Therapy is based on the principles of “Harmony between Human and Nature” and “Treating Winter disease in Summer”.  A
Complete treatment cycle consists of a total of three sessions which are on the three hottest days (San-Fu-Tian) or the three coldest days (San-Jiu-Tian) of the year.  Acupoint Application Therapy is broadly used for Tianjiu treatment.  By applying herbal medicine on certain specific points of the skin surface based on the meridian acupoints.  Tianjiu Therapy is effective on treating allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, repeated colds, cold extremities, menstrual disorder and pain caused by liver-kidney depletion.  It is a needle free therapy and each session is less than 15 mins.

 

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Herbal medicine is an essential part of Chinese Medicine.  For centuries, people have been using the natural properties in herbal supplements to treat disease.  We use the highest quality Chinese herbal products, most of them are Sulfur Free, Chlorine Free, Aluminum Phosphate Free.  Each herbal formula precribed will be reviewed carefully to avoid any interactions that may interfere with the patient’s existing pharmaceutical treatment.
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To make it convenience for our patient, we can pack our prescribed herbs in a tea bag form, so patient can use it easily on a daily basis.  We also provide the service of preparing the decoctions and packing ready-to-drink herbal tea individually in a plastic package.  One package for one dosage, the boiled decoction just need to be refrigerated and warm it when it is ready to use.

 

 

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Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.  Although Essential oils are lipid soluble, they are very clean, and can quickly penetrate the skin.  They have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.  Essential oils are powerful antioxidants, antibacterial, anticancer, anti fungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, anti tumor, antiparasitic, antiviral, atipseptic.  They contain sesquiterpenes have the ability to pass the blood-brain barrier to treat Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple disease.  Essential oils help promote emotional, physical and spiritual healing.