|About||Classical Chinese Medicine|
Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) is a reflection of an international entourage of voices that have created a movement in search of honor and restoration of the authentic classical origins of Chinese medicine.
It may be used to successfully treat a myriad of conditions. Some of these include the following categories:
• Depression and mental illness
• Emotional stress
• Immune Disorders
• Infectious Disease
• Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries
• Terminal Illness
Modalities of treatment include:
The use of needles which are inserted into a combination of specific acupuncture points to treat the meridians, humors of the body, and viscera. With trained technique and intention based on Chinese Medical principles and theory, acupuncture helps to heal a myriad of conditions. The needles are painless, sterile, ultra thin (on average 0.12mm diameter) and made of the highest quality surgical stainless steel. They are machine sharpened and polished before undergoing a proprietary cleaning process and sterilization prior to use.
Guasha is a technique that intentionally raises ‘sha’ petechiae. ‘Gua’ means to scrape or scratch while ‘sha’ is a reddish, elevated skin rash. This modality may be used for pain when external pathogenic factors such as wind or cold have obstructed blood along the surface tissue or channel. It is very useful for treatment or prevention for the common cold, Influenza, bronchitis and asthma as well as a myriad of chronic conditions.
Guasha is applied mainly to the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, chest, abdomen, and limbs where the skin is first lubricated with oil. Pressured strokes by a round-edged instrument are done in a downward fashion along an area of the body. The strokes continue until the petechiae that surfaces are raised. If there is no stagnant surface blood or ‘sha’, petechiae will not form leaving