The goal of Chinese medicine is to restore and maintain optimal functioning within all organs and systems of the body by restoring the flow of QI through the meridians. Recent biomedical research suggest acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system releasing neurotransmitters and hormones throughout the body. These hormones produce an opiate like effect by changing the experience of pain in the body or affecting the body's self regulating systems. In addition, Acupuncture affects the pituitary and hypothalamus, both essential glands in the brain, which control and regulate key hormones throughout the body.
The ancient art of cupping has been used throughout Asia for 1000's of years. Cupping is the technique of placing warm glass or bamboo cups with suction on specific acupuncture points on the body. Cupping increase circulation, moves Qi and Blood in the body thereby relieving pain and stress in the body. The cups can cups are used with therapeutic oils and slide along the meridians to relieve pain and relax tight muscles. Cupping is historically known for relieving back and neck pain, muscle stiffness, rheumatism, fatigue and migraines. Cupping is also known to be wonderful at treating respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold, flu, allergies or asthma.
Herbal Medicine is a cornerstone of Chinese Medicine. Herbs have unique properties and the ability to work cohesively in a formula to provide healing. Herbal medicine has the ability to stimulate the body's own restorative processes. Whether herbal medicine is used in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own it is a powerful medicine. We only prescribe certified safe, third party verified herbs.
Gua Sha is an ancient practice in Tradition Chinese Medicine. Historically Gua Sha has been used to relieve "Sha" or stagnation, "pain" along the meridians in the body. Recent clinical trials have shown that Gua Sha has an immune and anti-inflammatory effect. In addition to being used to treat Asthma, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and to treat the symptoms of acute and chronic hepatitis.
Moxabustion or "Moxa" is the burning of Mugwort, "Artemisia Vulgaris. Mugwort although used in Chinese Medicine is also a very common herb in North America as well. The burning of Mugort of specific acupuncture points on the body increase blood flow and Qi. Moxa has the ability to expel cold dry dampness in the channels and warm the channels. It can be used for a variety of ailments in the body, such as to tonify qi, Joint pain, boost immunity and gynecological problems.
Aromatherapy in a western medicine practice of extracting the volatile essential oils from plant. These oils are extracted by using the flowers, barks, twigs, leaves, stems, and roots of a plant and extracting the chemical constituents. Aromatherapy is the pure essence of a plant.
Facial Rejuvenation is the art of using acupuncture for toning and firming the skin. In Facial rejuvenation we use specific acupuncture needles for this process.
Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external surface of the ear. The ear is a microsystem of the entire body which allows us to treat the entire body through the ear. This microsystem is the same as the brain map discovered by neuroscientists, which found that maps of the entire body exist on the sensory cortex of the brain . This brain map also exists on surfaces of the body, such as the ear. Auricular acupuncture is very effective in treating numerous conditions, from allergies, gynocology, digestive upset to addiction. The NADA protocol developed in the 1970's at Lincoln hospital is known for being very effective in treating detox, recovery and addiction.
At Acupuncture Tribeca we specialize in pediatric care. Chinese Medicine can treat everything from the common cold to numerous childhood illnesses. With very young children the use of Shonishin can used which is a non-needle Japanese technique is used. Small tools are used stimulate the points along the meridians. Acupuncture is very effective at treating, Allergies, Colic, Viral infections, ear infections, enuresis (bed wetting), constipation/diarrhea, digestive upset and sleep disturbances. We specialize in Adolescent mental health and ADD/ADHD,