Acupuncture quite simply is about finding balance. The narrative that is used can be informed by Classical language and training. Concepts like Qi and Meridians are often introduced to explain what happens when points and protocols are selected to heal the patient.
In clinical reality, the cascade of events that occur with needle insertion are complex and profoundly impact us. But paradoxically the simplicity of acupuncture treatment cut’s through the cleverness of words and explanation.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs as an integral part of what is offered in the clinic are valuable and proven components. The gains and relief in acupuncture are consolidated with herbal formulas.
These age-old prescriptions are customized for today’s patient. Many patients have internal disharmonies that can be addressed by taking these formulas which are convenient and economic.
We offer different treatment modalities in addition to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine:
Cupping draws out deep congestion of phlegm and blood in chronic cases according to classical teaching.
Modern use including Michael Phelps and other athlete’s treatments help limit fascial adhesions and muscle constrictions. These useful tool decreases recovery time and is also ideal in chronic aches and pains as well as acute scenarios.
Eating according to body constitution principles with respect for seasonal change prevents illness and maximizes wellbeing.
Request a consultation to identify the best foods and get support for a busy New York lifestyle. Our city has so many great ways to meet our nutritional needs.
Tuina or anmo is Chinese massage and is often incorporated after acupuncture as a finishing touch at QiGardener. Maximizing qi and blood flow through complete meridian treatment allows client’s bodies to relax deeply and heal at all levels.
Guasha like cupping is a counteractive therapy using the body’s healing mechanisms to release deep congestion and stasis developed over years of repetitive strains and overuse. Scraping with a jade instrument lifts this to the surface resolving this.
CONDITIONS WE’VE TREATED