Hygeia’s Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Services

Tired of going in circles with your health?

We are here to help you find the cause and provide tested solutions that work

  • Break free from the vicious cycle of never feeling your best
  • You’ve tried so many “natural” things, but have not found any real long-term solutions
  • You need the support and guidance that will work for YOU
  • You are ready to learn how to better support your body and create a healthier and happier life

Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine is an energy-based medical system that has evolved and prospered for more than 2,500 years. The system yields result by focusing on a holistic approach to a person rather than a disease-oriented diagnostic and treatment model. This means that both the symptoms as well as the root cause of the illness are treated simultaneously. Traditional Chinese medicine has a rich and diverse history and employs a myriad of techniques to achieve results – acupuncture being just one of those techniques. Acupuncture’s effectiveness has been confirmed with research and is supported by medical organizations such as the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health’s National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture treats the whole person and aims to heal the root causes of illness and not just the symptoms one may experience.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can help with many different health conditions and symptoms including but not limited to:

  • Digestive disorders
    • Bloating, indigestion, and pain
    • Food sensitivities
    • Heartburn and Reflux
    • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Allergies and Immune Disorders
    • Seasonal allergies
    • Vulnerability to common colds
    • Autoimmune disorders
    • Skin disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • Pain and inflammation
    • Arthritis
    • Injuries
  • Hormonal Disorders
    • PMS to menopause
    • Thyroid disorders
    • Energy and stamina
    • Weight gain
  • Cardiometabolic Disorders
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Issues with weight
    • Diabetes
  • Emotional Health Disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Sleep dysfunctions
    • Stress and fatigue

What To Expect

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture begins with an examination of the pulse and tongue along with a detailed consultation about signs, symptoms and lifestyle choices. Each treatment is tailored specifically to what each patient is currently experiencing with their illness or dysfunction. The initial consultation and treatment last an hour and a half. A good amount of time will be spent on gathering and assessing your various signs and symptoms, and discussing pertinent lifestyle, exercise and nutrition changes you can implement between sessions to encourage the healing process.

Continued care will include treatments such as acupuncture, fire cupping, moxibustion, and your individualized treatment plan will be adjusted as needed over time as you progress towards your health goals. Together we can work on healing your health issues and achieving your health goals and more.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Therapies include:

  • Nutrition
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal remedies
  • Lifestyle recommendations
  • Fire cupping
  • Regular Cupping
  • Moxibustion
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Tuina
  • Ear Seeds
  • guasha

Additional TCM Modalities Explained

Tui Na is a form of Chinese medical massage. Tui means to smooth, and Na means to knead or grasp. It is performed through the patients clothing and is a combination of dynamic techniques, such as grasping, stretching, and kneading that increase range of motion and flexibility and decrease pain, inflammation, adhesions and scar tissue.

Moxibustion is a warming therapy that utilizes the burning of the Chinese herb mug wort (a plant that grows plentifully in California) over acupuncture points for therapeutic effect. Moxibustion, also known as “Moxa” is a gentle and painless therapy that promotes healing by improving circulation, increasing immunity and energy, and promoting the production of blood.  Sometimes the warmth is applied directly over the skin (without touching it), and other times it is used over acupuncture needles that have already been inserted.

Other modalities that may be used during treatment include: cuppinggua shaear acupunctureheat lamp and electrical stimulation of the acupuncture needles.  These modalities will be explained before being used during your session.

Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions that can affect the entirety of the body. Ear acupuncture embodies a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person just as in Acupuncture.  The points found on the ear help to regulate the body’s internal organs, structures, and functions.

Ear acupuncture is generally incorporated into a regular acupuncture treatment. In addition to using acupuncture points on the rest of the body, your acupuncturist may select a few ear acupuncture points that they feel will be helpful for your particular condition.

Additionally, ear acupuncture can continue post-treatment with the use of ear seeds that are held in place on the ear to continue to stimulate the points for a longer period of time.