Moxibustion: 

Moxibustion is the application of heat on the body and acupuncture points by burning the dried herb moxa/ Artemisia Vulgaris commonly known as Mugwort. The application of moxa ignites your health by stimulating the flow of Qi and strengthening the blood. It also warms your body and fortifies your energy. 

Moxa can be applied directly on the skin or indirectly by using a moxa stick, a moxa box or different other tools. 

Cupping: 

Cupping is an ancient method that is practiced by many traditions to help release stagnate blood, fluids and Qi that cause illnesses in various body systems and areas. This method is very effective for treating a variety of illnesses. I use either glass cups with fire, or plastic cups with suction to get the desired effects. you may get bruises at the site of cupping, or you may not. It really depends on your body and what we are treating. At any rate, if bruising occurs, it generally fades within a few days. You should try it! 

Gua Sha: 

Gua Sha is an ancient technique that literally means "scraping sand". It is done using a lubricant and a scraping tool made out of Jade or other stones or just a plain jar lid. For lubrication, I use either a Chinese herbal liniment or a mixture of coconut oil and aromatherapy depending on the case. The scraping is done in short strokes and repetitive fashion. This technique moves stagnation of blood and Qi from the subcutaneous fascia and brings them out to the surface of the skin. There's often petechiae (redness and small bumps on the skin) -as shown in the picture. Gua sha is effective in the treatment of pain, stiffness, and symptoms of the common cold and much more.

Aromatherapy:

Aromatherapy is the application of Essential oils on specific points on the body for healing purposes. This is a natural healing modality that has been around for thousands of years. I have trained with Dr. Mikael Zayat and use medicinal grade oils in my office. I may use single oils or a blend depending on what is needed. 

Ignite your body's healing power with Biomat/infrared: 

This Biomat is all the rave! I am so excited about offering this service to my patients. My experience is that it simply helps cut through the dampness and heal your body and your bones! I have a Biomat in my office that is available for my patient to come and lay on it for an hour to get the benefits be it detox or rejuvenation for a small fee. It is really fantastic to use year round, but especially during the cold damp winter days. 

The Biomat  technology is simply fantastic. It consists of combining far infrared rays, with the benefits of negative ions while utilizing the conductive properties of amethyst and tourmaline for a negative ion boost. The combination of these  powerful health stimulators warm the body at a cellular level and literally aid the cells in healing and rejuvenating. The heat is soothing and deeply penetrating while stimulating the regeneration of damaged cells in your body. It’s a safe and natural way to achieve optimal health now and maintain a stronger, more resilient body in the future. The Biomat is based on Nobel prize-winning scientific research pioneered by NASA and developed using pure, natural materials.  

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 Benefits of the BioMat *:

  • Reduces stress and fatigue

  • Relieves anxiety and promotes relaxation

  • Improves sleep patterns

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Eases joint pain and stiffness

  • Provides warm, soothing pain relief

  • Eliminates toxins in the body

  • Increases blood circulation

  • Alleviates migraines and tension headaches

  • Reduces allergy symptoms

  • Improves immune system function

  • Improves cardiovascular health

  • Burns calories and controls weight

  • Improves muscle tone and skin quality

The Biomat is available for use in the office by appointment only. 

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*excerpted from the Richway website

Meditation:

There has been many studies that prove the benefits of meditation, you can ask google! 

Having a daily meditation practice is essential for your health. I find that being able to sit still despite my thoughts and to do lists for 20-30 minutes a day strengthens my ability to face day to day life in a very deep way to say the least.

I find that meditation brings people more stability in the face of pressure and stress. 

A simple meditation practice goes like this:

  • Set your timer for 10-20-or 30 minutes or more.

  • find a comfortable position and sit still

  • you can close your eyes if you wish

  • Relax

  • Pay attention

  • Have no relationship to the content of your thoughts and to do lists.

Once the alarm goes off, you can go about with your daily life. Please let go of the experience of meditation and your ideas of how perfect or lousy it was. Sometimes during meditation time stops and everything appears to be full and empty all at the same time. Other times I start feeling numbness in my foot or an ache here or there… or I won't be able to let go of this or that. It is what it is, the daily practice will still do it's magic and help you strengthen your inner core and face life with much more gusto then without meditation. 

Enjoy!

Nutraceuticals:

After careful research and consideration, I have chosen Nutrametrix as the vitamin/nutraceutical supplement company for my family and patients. I consider these nutraceuticals to be highly effective form of medicine and has the potential to prevent disease. 

Check these out for your daily essentials of essential vitamins and minerals. These vitamins are packed in individual packages and ready for you to take on the go.

To keep your guts healthy while traveling, I recommend nutraMetrix® Ultimate Aloe Powder.  Find out about the uniqueness of this product at the link above. 

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I highly recommend that you take full advantage of the free Nutra-Physical Analysis  $250 value. Nutra-physical is a test for assessment and nutraceutical recommendation.