Good health is characterized by abundant energy that flows properly thoughout the body. When our energy is depleted by our hectic lifestyle, overwork, emotional strain, infections, etc. then the balanced flow of energy is disrupted and illness results. Acupuncture restores the proper flow of energy through the body, and therefor good health, by using verty thin needles that are inserted into points along the energy pathways.
Chinese herbal medicine
The Chinese Herbal Medicine pharmacopia contains thousands of plant, mineral and animals substances that have well known therapeutic effects on the body. A typical herbal formula uses several ingredients that are combined into formulas that have been used for centuries or longer. Modifications are usually made to a standard formula to adapt that formula to a specific persons current health situation and constitution.
Shiatsu is a therapeutic massage system that was developed in Japan but is derived from the same medical system as Acupuncture. Shiatsu is excellent for muscle aches and pains but it is also a comprehensive medical system and can treat the same internal conditions as acupuncture. Shiatsu is a wonderful complement to acupuncture and prepares and relaxes the body for acupuncture, making a treatment maximally effective.
Chinese dietary therapy
All foods have some effect on the body. By careful observation over thousands of years Chinese Dietary Therapy was developed and hundredes of foods where identified that can be used to promote better health and recover from illness. Many foods used in Chinese Dietary therapy can be obtained from health food stores, vegetable markets and even your local grocery store. These foods can be prepared in simple recipes that can be incorporated into anyone's diet.