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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient method of medicine that uses the body’s energy or Qi (chee) to treat conditions such as pain, dizziness, nausea, chronic conditions, post-stroke paralysis, drug and alcohol addiction, etc.  Acupuncture uses very fine, sterile, single-use needles placed in specific locations around the body to manipulate that energy.  There are acupuncture points all over the body, including the face and scalp.  Where you will have needles placed will depend on your signs and symptoms.

Aromatherapy

The basic premise is that essential oils, being energetically just as active as acupuncture points, have the ability to stimulate  points in a similar way as needles. However, the difference between them lies in the fact that, unlike acupuncture needles, essential oils are also able to provide information to a point in addition to mechanical and energetic stimulation.  By stimulating and giving the point information at the same time, essential oils will ultimately achieve a greater therapeutic effect.

Cupping

Cupping is a technique that is most often used for musculoskeletal pain, such as back pain.  In this technique, small glass or plastic cups will be placed on the affected area and suction will be created, drawing some of your tissue inside the cup. Your practitioner may apply a thin layer of oil to your skin and may move the cups around the affected area.  There is no bleeding.  You may feel a sensation similar to that of being massaged. You may experience round bruises, redness, or bruising over the affected area that may last 3 to 5 days.

Dietary and Nutritional Counseling

Whether you want to just switch to a healthier diet or treat  a medical condition, Dr. Freddy will closely & patiently listen to what you have to say about your current lifestyle and diet.  He will then work with you to help attain the most beneficial goals, setting into motion an individually-tailored plan for a healthier lifestyle which may included changing your diet to include various vitamins, herbs, and other nutritional suppliments.
 

Electric Stimulation

Electro-stimulation is the use of small electrodes that are connected to acupuncture needles to send an electrical impulse into the muscle.  This is mostly used for musculoskeletal pain and paralysis. Dr. Freddy  will insert 2-6 needles in an area and attach electrodes.  The patient  will feel a mild pulsing in time with the electrical impulse. It is not painful or uncomfortable.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a skin scraping treatment that is implemented primarily for early cold symptoms or tightness in large muscle groups.  This technique involves using a dull-edged device to gently massage the skin, usually the upper back and neck.  Some may experience a slight bruising or redness lasting 1 to 3 days, but there is no bleeding or scabbing and the procedure is painless.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal formulas are specially formulated combinations of traditional herbs intended to compliment acupuncture treatments for most conditions. Chinese herbs can be plants, minerals, sea products, and animal products.  They can be taken in pill form or drank as tea, derived from powders that you mix with warm water or raw herbs that you simmer in water.  Dr. Freddy will thoroughly explain any herbal formula that he prescribes as well as any anticipated interactions with any medications being taken by the patient.  

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann.  It is based on his doctrine of like cures like, a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people.

Injection Therapy

This therapy involves injection of sterile solutions into traditional acupuncture points.  Chinese herbs were used for this type of therapy to enhance the overall effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment.  Today, we use mostly sterile FDA- approved homeopathic solutions like arnica, trameel, zeel, and others including saline and b-12.  The benefit of this therapy includes stronger stimulation to the acupoint with longer lasting results of up to 48 hours as the solution gets absorbed.   

Massage

The Qi House offers several forms of massage:

  •  Asian Body Work (Tui Na, Shiatsu, Five Elements...

 

  •  Deep Tissue Massage.

 

  • Swedish Massage.

 

  • Trigger Point Therapy.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is treatment for pain, trauma, and certain cold-related injuries or conditions. The Chinese herb mugwort is compressed into a stick that is burned near the body or into small cones placed on the body.  A protective barrier prevents burning and the limited smoke and odor quickly dissipates.  The heat that is introduced  into the affected area provides relief of pain.

Tai Chi/Qi Gong

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art and system of gentle calisthenics involving sequences of very slow, focused and controlled movements, accompanied by deep breathing.  The continuous, smooth, flowing  body movements promote a state of relaxation which helps to  reduce stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility and balance.  Tai Chi may treat a variety of health conditions as well as improving overall health.

At the Qi House, we always treat our patients as individuals,

addressing their concerns calmly and with compassion.

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