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Acupuncture in Woodland Hills

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology combine to form the backbone of a complete medical system known as Traditional East Asian Medicine, also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Acupuncture, the insertion of superfine flexible needles into specific points along the body, can treat acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers and strengthen the immune system. Depending on the patient’s complaint, visits may be required daily, 2 or 3 times per week, weekly or monthly.

Practitioners in California use sterilized, single-use needles.

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Cupping Therapy

In China, extensive research has been carried out on cupping therapy, and the practice is a mainstay of government-sponsored hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The fundamental therapeutic value of cupping has been documented through several thousand years of clinical and subjective experience and has advanced its application to many areas.

In my clinic, I use cupping to relieve the stagnation and pain of muscle injury and to speed up recovery time. I use silicone cups that are washed and sterilized after use.

What is the origin of cupping therapy?

The specific origin of Cupping Therapy remains in obscurity – the consensus is that the action of suction has been part of therapeutic efforts throughout human history. Ancient cultures used hollowed-out animal horns, bones, bamboo, nuts, seashells and gourds to purge bites, pustules, infections and skin lesions from the body. Earthenware and metal were fashioned into cupping vessels before the development of glass.

arliest recorded use of cupping is from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist Ge Hong (281–341 A.D.). In ancient Greece, Hippocrates recommended the use of cups for a variety of ailments, while in the early 1900’s eminent British physician, Sir Arthur Keith wrote how he witnessed cupping performed with excellent success.

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Gua Sha

Gua sha, literally “to scrape away fever” in Chinese, is a healing technique used in Asia by practitioners of Traditional Medicine in both the clinical setting and in homes. You may hear your Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese or Thai friends referring to spooning or coining; what they’re talking about is gua sha. It has also been given the descriptive French name “tribe-effleurage.”

Gua sha involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is stroked by a blunt-edged instrument, resulting in the appearance of small red petechiae, called ‘sha,’ which will fade in 2 to 3 days.

Gua sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of many acute or chronic disorders. Although gua sha can be used for pain, I typically use the technique to expel the “common cold.” After a gua sha session for a cold, you will be sent home and told to stay warm and sleep. Most patients report back that they felt substantially better after their gua sha treatment.

How does gua sha work?
What are the benefits?
What is the origin of gua sha?

The origin of the term gua sha is the Shang Han Lun, a ~220 CE Chinese Medical text on cold-induced disease, one of the basic texts we are taught to this day.

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Tui Na

Tui na or tuina (pronounced (tōō·ē nä)) is a hands-on body treatment that uses the practitioner’s hands to diagnose through palpation and treat diseases and illnesses with a variety of manual techniques.

Tui na is an integral part of TCM and is taught in TCM schools as part of formal training in Oriental medicine.

How does tui na work?
What is the origin of tui na?

Tui-Na’s Chinese origins lie some two thousand years ago with the advent of the canonical texts Huang Di Nei Jing (a classical text we still study in California) and Huang Di Qi Bo Anmo Jing. At that time in Chinese history, manual therapy was known as “an-mo” [an – to press, mo – to grind]. The Huang Di Nei Jing made reference to some dozen or so manual therapy techniques as an effective treatment method for problems such as arthralgia (bi) syndromes, flaccidity (wei) syndromes, deviation of the eye and mouth, and stomachache.

During the Han Dynasty, the famed physician Zhang Zhongjing expounded on the idea of massaging patients with certain medicated ointments in his legendary text, Jin Kui Yao Lue (Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet). This type of manual therapy was called “gao mo.”

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