Therapies

Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that uses therapies like acupuncture, cupping, Gua sha, Moxibustion and Heat therapy, herbal medicine, dietary recommendations, massage, and exercises.

At Earth Element, our treatments are centered around acupuncture, but other techniques may be incorporated based on your needs and preferences. Together, we will develop a treatment plan specifically designed to help you reach your health goals.

Read on to learn more about the services here at Earth Element, and feel free to contact us here with any questions you have.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the most popularized aspect of Chinese medicine. Treatments are aimed at re-establishing balance in the body to help relieve both chronic and acute issues. Acupuncture is a comfortable, patient-centered practice that is used by millions of people around the world.

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Shonishin

Shonishin is a fantastic alternative to acupuncture for younger patients or for those who have a fear of needles. Shonishin is a Japanese technique that translates as “little children needle,” but there are actually no needles inserted in a Shonishin treatment.

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Cupping

Cupping is a myofascial therapy that targets the superficial muscle layers and skin. It uses specialized cups to create a vacuum and release tension, toxins, and promote healthy circulation.

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Lilach Shalom Traditional Chinese Medicine - Heating Gua Sha Treatment.

Gua Sha

Gua sha, also called spooning, coining, or scraping, is a form of bodywork that helps to improve circulation and relieve muscle tension, trigger points, or blockages.

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Lilach Shalom Traditional Chinese Medicine - Tui Na Treatment.

Tui Na

Tui Na is a specialized massage technique developed to help stimulate the acupuncture points and channels, as well as the muscles and joints of the body to help relieve pain and other issues. It is considered a medical massage, meaning that it can focus on correcting specific health issues rather than just being used for relaxation or mild relief.

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Heat Therapy/Moxibustion

In Chinese medicine, we often use heat to help improve the flow of blood and fluids through the body. At the Earth Element, I use two forms of heat therapy: Heat lamp and Moxibustion.

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