Chinese Medicine Modalities
Linda Marino uses the following modalities in her Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Practice:
- Acupuncture – Tiny, disposable, sterile needles are placed in specific acupuncture points on the skin.
- Electro-Therapy – Acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe, gentle, electrical current.
- Cupping – Using glass cups to create a vacuum in order to increase warmth, circulation, and release stagnation.
- Tui Na Massage - A therapeutic massage technique to relax muscles and increase circulation.
- Meridian Therapy - Stimulation of acupuncture points along the bodies meridians/channels without the use of needles penetrating the skin. This therapy usually includes point stimulation with micro-current, tens, or laser therapy.
- Acupressure – Stimulation of acupuncture points along meridian/channels in the body to facilitate the flow of qi or the bodies vital energy force.
- Gwa Sha – A gentle scraping of the skins surface using a gwa sha tools to increase the circulation of qi and blood.
- Moxibustion – The dried leaf of Mugwort is rolled into sticks or placed on the ends of needles, then burned as a warming therapy during treatment.
- Exercise Therapy – Specific movements, stretches, and exercise used to improve health, vitality and strengthen the body.
- Magnet Therapy – Promotes healing by increasing oxygen rich blood to inflamed tissue.
- Herbs – Chinese herbal medicine draws from a pharmacopeia of thousands of herbs for specific conditions.
- Oriental Nutrition – Specific foods are prescribed to strengthen, rebuild, and balance the body.