Chinese Medicine in Del Mar CA
Chinese Medicine is a holistic approach to health and wellness. It involves the use of herbal medicines, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle recommendations, and other treatments to help restore balance in your body and mind.
How does Chinese Medicine work?
Unlike Western medicine, Chinese medicine tends to address the root cause of an ailment, rather than taking the ‘one-pill-fits-all’ approach. Illnesses, both physical and mental, are approached in a holistic manner with a focus on both the treatment and the prevention of it. A Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner will use a range of therapies, from acupuncture and cupping to nutrition, lifestyle modifications, moxibustion, Gua Sha and Tuina massage, in order to achieve good health.
What is Herbal Medicine?
In Chinese medical theory, food is medicine. There are five flavors that go to specific organs to benefit their function. The tastes are bitter, sour, sweet, pungent and salty. Bitter aids the heart, sweet benefits digestion, pungent boosts the lungs, sour helps the liver and salty charms the kidneys. Herbal formulas are usually either warming, cooling, tonifying, purging, calming or invigorating.
Individual herbs are combined in order to enhance their actions and effects on the body. When combined, a unique, synergistic formula is created. This combination increases the benefits of a particular formula and minimizes any harmful side effects.
In order to create the most effective formula, the herbs are used in different quantities and for different purposes. This allows the herbalist to create a formula aimed at addressing individual needs.
What is Moxibustion Therapy?
What is Gua Sha?
Gua sha is a natural, ancient therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation, some of you may know it nowadays as “Graston” technique.
Modern research has shown that Gua sha can produce an anti-inflammatory effect that persists for days. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc. and why it’s effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis. More information can be found on https://www.guasha.com/