CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and rebalancing a physiological system called the craniosacral system. It can be a very effective, natural, and non-invasive treatment for many ailments. Here are our top 10 reasons to give it a try.
This post is copied from our older, original blog. Original post date 06/17/2013. By Marcie Bower, Lic.Ac. Xiao Yao San – or, “Free and Easy Wanderer” is probably the most commonly prescribed Chinese Herbal Remedy in the United States. Depending on the patient’s presentation, it can be a useful therapy for a wide variety of … Continue reading Xiao Yao San–“Free and Easy Wanderer”
I treat a lot of patients for fertility issues – it is probably one of the most common reasons that women come to my clinic for acupuncture. But while many women think of acupuncture as a means to get pregnant, most don’t know that it can also help them during pregnancy.
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Shingles is a very painful skin rash that can often leave patients in pain long after the rash itself has cleared. As with so many pain conditions, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be a very effective therapeutic treatment for symptoms of shingles or post-herpetic neuralgia.
Headaches are a very common health ailment with a wide variety of causes and manifestations. Up to 90% of adults have experienced a tension-type headache. The 2009 National Health Interview Survey found that 21% of adult females and 10% of adult males experience migraine or severe headaches. The good news is, acupuncture can be a very helpful treatment for all of kinds of headaches – both in the moment and preventatively.
Most patients and even some practitioners tend to think of Chinese Herbal Medicine for treatment of internal disorders, such as chronic digestive issues, infertility, and respiratory issues. While it is true that CHM is an integral part of effective Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment for such disorders, CHM can play a vital role in treatment of pain, as well.
We treat a lot of athletes here at Stepping Stone – from recent moms who jog twice a week to get back in shape to college athletes, high school dancers to adult triathletes. We are both marathoners. So we understand the trials and unique challenges to health that athletes are faced with.
Gwa sha, which literally translates as “Scraping Sand” refers to scraping the skin with a rounded surface to create transient (temporary) therapeutic petechiae (red marks). Clinically, the most common device used to perform gwa sha treatments is a specialized spoon that looks like a Chinese soup spoon. The acupuncturist scrapes along certain channels on the skin with the edge of the spoon – if the treatment is indicated, tiny small raised red dots appear along the affected area of the skin. The treatment draws out metabolic waste and toxins that are congesting the area, leading to more normal circulation of blood and nutrients in the body.