Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses various techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000-year-old tradition of using naturally occurring substances – including herbs – to enhance one’s health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities.
Since each patient has different needs, the practitioner carefully selects and combines various herbs that will synergistically blend to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. Dr. Boring prescribes high-quality, professional-grade herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals.
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. Dr. Boring places a specialized “cup” onto specific points on your body and then uses suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn’t hurt – it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi. The result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
One of the most common questions patients ask about Chinese Medicine is: “Why does my practitioner check my pulse?” Pulse diagnosis is actually one of the most complex and important diagnostic techniques used in Chinese Medicine. Through feeling and evaluating your pulse, the practitioner obtains an accurate diagnosis of your overall constitution, Qi flow, and internal organ health, among other things. Dr. Boring then creates a highly effective and individualized treatment plan for your specific needs.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves burning mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. As with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, and enhance your overall vitality and health.
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the same Chinese medicine system, Dr. Boring inserts very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. Needles are then attached to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.
Tui Na is an ancient form of bodywork that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Boring uses a variety of pressures and strokes along the meridians (energy pathways) of your body to both relax your muscles and also stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body by treating both the physical (musculature) and energetic (Qi) levels of your body at the same time. You can achieve results far beyond what you would receive from a conventional massage therapy session.