FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), over 3,000 years old, is a complete medical system that is used to diagnose, prevent, and treat illness to improve well being. It is effective for physical, psychological, and emotional problems and consists of Acupuncture, Herbology, Chinese massage, Light Therapy, Heat Cupping, Magnet Infared Applications, Laser and Electric Stimulation, and Lifestyle and Behavioral Education.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a Chinese medical system that has been used successfully for over 3,000 years. It works on the Qi (healthy, vital energy) and blood system through the insertion of thread-like, pre-sterilized, disposable needles in 14 main meridians, each of which is related to an organ system and originally reached 365 points of the body. Now it has developed into 2,000 points.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that balances Yin and Yang inside the body, raising the patients' inner forces enabling them to cure their own illnesses. As the Chinese say:"If there is pain, there is no free flow; if there is free flow, there is no pain."
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED TO BE EFFECTIVE?
The number of treatments needed depends on the patient's age, gender, and the duration, severity, and nature of the complaint. Usually after three to six sessions, people can feel improvement, and after ten or more, the condition may be very much improved. After proper results are achieved, a maintenance schedule is required.
WHAT IS CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE?
Chinese Herbal Medicine has used for more than 3,000 years the ingredients from three sources: plants, minerals, and animal-based substances. Largely, it comes from medicinal herbal plants originating from China. The formulas are composed of herbs based on a specific diagnosis for a syndrome or disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine is gentle, natural, organic, safe, and non-toxic.
WHAT DOES CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE TREAT?
Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) emphasizes Qi, which is the body's natural resistance against disease, and promotes the body's healing ability. A classic saying is:"If Qi is present and balanced inside the body, invasive's such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins, cannot interfere with holistic body health." CHM focuses on the internal harmony of Qi to improve immune health. It prevents and treats both acute and chronic illness. Also it is especially good for cleansing the body from toxins that come from either internal or external sources. Herbal detoxification restores chemical balance which may have been destabilized by use of medications or from effects of disease or body toxins.
DOES CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
If the Chinese herbal formula has been chosen and prescribed according to correct TCM diagnosis, no side effects should occur. Low toxicity may appear when certain Chinese herbal medicines are taken and must be administered only by a certified Chinese doctor.
HOW DOES FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
By inserting sterile, disposable, hair-fine needles into the skin, a local histamine reaction is set into motion which stimulates cell metabolism and collagen production. Blood circulation and lymph flow increase, bringing more nutrients, oxygen, and anti-bodies to the area. Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to treating and balancing the body’s inner energy and letting it flow freely which will erase fine lines,reduce sagging,enhance facial muscle tone and elasticity. As well as bring out inner beauty and radiance.
HOW IS FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE DIFFERENT?
Safe and effective/Non-surgical/Non-toxic/Without recovery time or scars/
Beneficial to the whole body inside and out.