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TOM Service Description
Initial Consultation and Treatment: 90 minutes - $170
Follow-Up Treatment (Basic Acupuncture): 1 hour - $125
Follow-Up Treatment (Extended Acupuncture with Cupping & Gua Sha or Tui-Na massage): 75 min- $150
Eastern & Western Acu-Bodywork (Combo TOM & Massage): 90 minutes-$185; 2 Hours- $245
Follow-Up Chinese Herbal & Nutritional Medicine (only), 20-40 minutes- $65+*
Initial Consultation and Treatment Includes:
Electro-Acupuncture as needed
Moxibustion as needed
Herbal Formula as appropriate $35+*
Eastern Nutritional as appropriate
Cupping & Gua Sha or Tui-Na massage as needed
Qigong as appropriate
Plan for the course of treatment
Traditional Oriental Medicine: which includes the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and Asian bodywork therapy, is a comprehensive healthcare system encompassing a variety of traditional healthcare therapies that have been used for more than 3,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. Oriental Medicine can relieve the following complaints:
Respiratory Disorders: Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Common cold, Tonsillitis, Sore throat, High fever, Bronchitis, Bronchial asthma
Disorders of the Eyes: Acute conjunctivitis, Myopia in children, Cataracts without complications, Central retinitis
Mental-Emotional Disorders: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Insomnia, Addictions, Weight control
Musculoskeletal Disorders: Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow, Low back pain, Osteoarthritis and joint pains, Stiff neck, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Sprains, Injuries from auto accidents, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia
Gastrointestinal Disorders: Acute and chronic gastritis, Hyperacidity, Hiccoughs, Acute uncomplicated duodenal ulcer, Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), Acute and chronic colitis, Acute bacillary dysentery, Constipation, Diarrhea, Paralytic ileus
Neurological Disorders: Headache and Migraine Dizziness, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial palsy (within 3-6 months), Pareses following stroke, Peripheral neuropathies, Meniere’s disease, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Nocturnal enuresis Intercostal neuralgia, Sciatica
Disorders of the Mouth: Toothache, Post extraction pain, Gingivitis, Acute, and chronic pharyngitis
Ear Disorders: Ringing in ears, Deafness, Meniere’s disease, Earache
Reproductive System Disorders: Infertility, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Irregular menses, Menstrual cramps, Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Menopausal symptoms, Morning sickness, Urinary incontinence, Impotence
For more information, click on the link "Oriental Medicine".
Acupuncture: is one of the essential elements of Oriental medicine. It is one of the oldest, most commonly used healing practices in the world, originating in China more than 3,000 years ago. The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves the insertion of the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, the largest and most comprehensive survey of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by American adults to date, acupuncture use has increased between 2002 and 2007 among adults. In 2007, almost 4 out of 10 adults had used CAM therapy in the past 12 months. Acupuncture is one of the CAM therapies that has seen an increase in usage during this time period. For more information, click on the link "Acupuncture"
Moxibustion: Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy); and enhance your overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Chinese herbal medicine is one of the main modalities within the scope of Oriental medicine. Chinese herbology includes the use of substances such as plants, roots, minerals, and more. Chinese herbology was developed as an integral part of Chinese medicine and is used to re-harmonize imbalances in the body. The World Health Organization defines herbal medicines to include herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations, and finished herbal products that contain as active ingredients parts of plants, other plant materials, or combinations. Chinese formulas are comprised of herbs designed for each individual patient. This special formulation is crucial because these formulas must be delicately composed for the purpose of achieving balance in each disharmonious state of being. For more information, click on the link "Chinese Herbology"
* The price depends on a personal herbal formula!
Oriental Bodywork Therapy: Asian bodywork therapy is the third branch of Oriental medicine that involves the treatment of the human body/mind/spirit, including the electromagnetic or energetic field, which surrounds, infuses, and brings the body to life, by pressure and/or manipulation. ABT uses traditional Asian techniques and treatment strategies to primarily affect and balance the energetic system for the purpose of treating the human body, emotions, mind, energy field, and spirit for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. ABT is noninvasive and does not require the use of needles, which is the ideal therapy for children and those who are apprehensive about receiving acupuncture treatments. Many Asian medicine practitioners use acupressure and other ABT therapy methods instead of acupuncture for these patients with excellent results. ABT also does not require the patient to disrobe, unlike Western massage, making it suitable for all cultures and religious backgrounds. For more information, click on the link "Asian Bodywork Therapy"
Medical Qigong: Medical Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese Medical practice that combines slow movements, conscious breathing, and focused mental attention to strengthen and enhance the flow of Qi (energy) throughout your body. Rather than addressing your symptoms (as Western medicine tends to do); Medical Qi Gong addresses your ailment at its very source by healing your entire being - mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Classical Cupping & Gua-Sha: 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. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body and then use 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 (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Although Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used by Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years, it is relatively unknown in the West. It is recognized throughout Asia as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments.
First, Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on your body. I then use a smooth round-edged object (such as a spoon) to apply short brisk strokes to that area. This creates red patches of skin (called "Sha"); detoxifying your blood and restoring the healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is no pain involved, and the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days. But the sense of health and vitality you experience from it will last much longer.
Classical Cupping & Gua-Sha
Oriental Medicine Can Relieve the Following Complaints:
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