ACUPUNTURE

What is Classical Chinese Medicine?

Classical Chinese medicine¬†represents one of humanity’s richest and uninterrupted streams of medical knowledge. It is a highly sophisticated clinical system that offers a real alternative for the serious health care needs of our time. Acupuncture is a unique system of techniques that treats illness and improves health by stimulating prescribed points on the body. Acupuncture and related techniques redirect the flow of “qi” (or energy) throughout the body to restore balance. Practiced for more than 2,000 years, acupuncture is one of the safest and most well-researched forms of wellness care.

Within the U.S. you can find common credential such as L.Ac, DSOM, M.Ac, and MSOM.

 Acupuncturists use multiple techniques maybe indicated by their training:

Licensed acupuncturist, L.A.c

  • Traditional acupuncture – ultra-fine needles inserted into specific points along defined pathways (Meridians)
  • Therapeutic application of heat (Moxibustion)
  • Vacuum pressure (Cupping)
  • Electrical current (Electroacupuncture)
  • Chinese massage (Tuina)
  • Chinese exercise system (Tai ji)

Masters of acupuncture, M.Ac

    • Traditional acupuncture – ultra-fine needles inserted into specific points along defined pathways (Meridians)
    • Therapeutic application of heat (Moxibustion)
    • Vacuum pressure (Cupping)
    • Electrical current (Electro-acupuncture)
    • Chinese massage (Tuina)
    • Chinese exercise system (Tai ji)
  • Chinese TCM patented herb prescribing

 Masters of the Science of Oriental Medicine, M.S.O.M

    • Classical and Traditional acupuncture – ultra-fine needles inserted into specific points along defined pathways (Meridians)
    • Therapeutic application of heat (Moxibustion)
    • Vacuum pressure (Cupping)
    • Electrical current (Electro-acupuncture)
    • Chinese massage (Tui na)
    • Chinese exercise system (Tai ji, and Qi Gong)
  • Chinese dietetics.
  • Chinese herbal formulation customized to each patients individual constitution.

Doctorate of the Science of Oriental Medicine, D.S.O.M

    • Classical and traditional acupuncture – ultra-fine needles inserted into specific points along defined pathways (Meridians)
    • Therapeutic application of heat (Moxibustion)
    • Vacuum pressure (Cupping)
    • Electrical current (Electro-acupuncture)
    • Chinese massage (Tui na)
    • Chinese exercise system (Tai ji, Qi Gong)
  • Chinese dietetics
  • Chinese herbal formulation customized to each patients individual constitution
  • Language and translation of the classical text