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.