Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments
ACUPUNCTURE: The ancient way of restoring balance. Acupuncture has numerous therapeutic applications and is probably the most well-known practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sessions are typically 45- 60 minutes and very relaxing. For your safety, needles come in pre-sealed sterilized packages and are one-time-use.
CUPPING & GUA SHA: Cupping & Gua Sha therapy have gained widespread popularity over the past few years. During a cupping session, local suction is created on the skin using either glass or silicone cups to increase circulation, decrease pain and fascial constriction and traditionally to treat digestive and respiratory complaints. Gua Sha is the original "Graston technique" performed today by chiropractors and physiotherapists. It involves the scraping of the skin with a hard edged tool that produces "sha" or redness (petechiae). This ancient Chinese healing technique addresses issues like chronic pain by releasing blood stasis (old blood) within sore, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery. Similar to cupping, gua sha may also used for respiratory complaints.
HERBAL THERAPY: Chinese herbal formulas are an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments. Traditionally, herbal formulas were decocted (cooked) at home from raw herbs. Preparing herbs this way produces a very strong smell and taste that many modern patients find unappealing. For this reason, Dr. Schneberk prescribes mostly extract formulas from local a dispensary, Bitter Roots Apothecary.
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY & ADVICE: The Chinese way of thinking follows the path of nature. Identifying how one's diet may be contributing to illness or health is an important first step to overall wellness. Dr. Schneberk offers dietary recommendations as prescribed in ancient Chinese medical texts to help you make better choices that best suit your individual needs.
TUI NA: Tui na is a form of Chinese manipulative/massage therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and herbal treatment.