Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases. 

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Qigong

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of mind and body.

Chinese Dietary Therapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) deals with the properties of foods, its affects on health, and the therapeutic use of foods in the preservation of health and in the prevention and treatment of illnesses. "Let Food be Thy Medicine" was believed in many ancient cultures. Dietary theory has existed as long as the human race, with good reason. For many of us, food is something we can do ourselves and enjoy doing it as well. 


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Other Therapies - Covid 19: Better Life Acupuncture cannot see patients physically. Telehealth sessions are available. See Services. in Lexington, MA

Karolyn "Midgie" Franz offers Acupuncture in Lexington, MA

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Other Therapies - Covid 19: Better Life Acupuncture cannot see patients physically. Telehealth sessions are available. See Services. in Lexington, MA

Karolyn "Midgie" Franz offers Acupuncture in Lexington, MA

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