What is TCM?
TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM utilizes acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, exercise, meditation, and dietary practices to attain balanced vitality. Many of these practices have been utilized for over 3500 years.
What Health Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
The World Health Organization has determined that acupuncture is an effective therapy
for over 200 clinical conditions, including:
Backache & Sprains
Insomnia & Low Energy
Digestion & Stomach Disorders
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Repetitive Stress Syndrome (including carpal tunnel syndrome)
Migraines & Headaches
Alcohol, Food, & Tobacco Addiction
Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nervous System Disorder
How Does Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture works to redirect and rebalance Qi & Blood. Qi & Blood travel in well-defined pathways throughout the body and link with the skin, muscles, organs, brain and uterus. Pain, illness and discomfort are symptoms of blocked or disrupted energy flow & the causes and origins of any blockage determine which acupuncture points will be stimulated. As harmonious flow is restored, the entire body benefits and symptoms tend to disappear. Herbal Medicine can increase the effectiveness of your acupuncture treatment & is often the primary treatment for chronic internal medical disorders.
What's The Exam & Initial Consultation?
An exam includes your medical history & diagnostic tests. We will assess the appearance of the face & body, the shape & color of the tongue, the quality of the pulse, and the feel of areas such as the abdomen & back. During treatment you will lay comfortably with a warm cover & you will be dressed unless an area of the body needs to be exposed during treatment. We ensure we have a complete record of your health to evaluate your condition & treat specifically for your needs.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes. Acupuncture has no unpleasant side effects & does not interfere with any medical treatment you may already be receiving. Occasionally patients may get a small local bruise or feel light-headed for a few moments. The acupuncture itself is as gentle or strong as the patient needs. Highly sensitive patients only require a very light touch in order to get results. There is usually an overall sense of deep relaxation.
Please note: Our needles are sterile, are almost as thin as a human hair, are not hypodermic and are only used one time. Bleeding rarely occurs, unless done so on purpose in specific situations. Even then the amount is minimal and in no way dangerous.
What Treatment Modalities are included in an acupuncture session?
The insertion of thin, stainless steel needles into selected points on the body to tonify, sedate & recirculate Qi & blood.
The herb Artemisia Vulgaris is burned over certain areas or points to warm the body, expel cold, disperse damp and move qi & blood.
A vacuum is created in a glass cup using fire. The cup is then placed on a body part to draw out pathogenic factors such as wind, cold, damp & heat.
This simple & ancient technique uses a soft-edged tool to scrape the skin to expedite the healing process or to relieve pain & tension.
The use of electrodes to enhance needle sensation is used to relieve muscular tension & treat neurolgical disorders.
What other services does Sage TCM Provide?
The rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain.
Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine
Deeply thinking and focusing one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of guidance, as a method of relaxation.
How Much Does it Cost?
Please see our PRICES page for detailed costs.
Do You Accept Insurance?
Yes! We accept Kaiser, United Healthcare, Aetna, Horizon, Blue Cross, Anthem, Cigna, Sharp, and more.
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