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DID YOU KNOW?
When people think of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), most would think of acupuncture and pain relief. However, TCM is a primary form of healthcare that has specializations in many different medical fields, making it effective for numerous health problems, including:
TCM has evolved for thousands of years and includes a refined theory that looks at the individual as a microcosm to the universe. By reinforcing or reducing the elements (water/dampness, fire/heat, cold, wind, earth) in the human body, the TCM practitioner can bring the body back into harmony and balance.
Ear Acupuncture. The whole body is mapped out on the ear, so different reflex points are stimulated to enhance a treatment or work on its own.
A comfortable technique which employs the use of specialized glass cups placed on various parts of the body. Excellent for muscle aches and pains, as well as cold and flu relief.
An electrical stimulus is provided via the acupuncture needles to enhance the treatment. This technique works well for pain management or for repetitive strain conditions.
A superficial skin scraping technique, great for stubborn, chronic pain conditions.
A special lamp used over areas with or without needles to warm the area, another great technique for "cold" conditions.
Application of heat at or near specific acupuncture points. Moxibustion is great for "cold" conditions such as joint pain which often get worse in cold weather.
Clean Needle Technique
Balance Integrated Healthcare uses only sterile, disposable needles and strictly adheres to the CNT protocol, to ensure the safest possible acupuncture treatment. In 1984, the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) addressed the issue of clean needle technique and went on to develop the guidelines and recommendations for the safe and clean practice of acupuncture.
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