Classical Chinese Medicine uses a variety of different modalities based on the type of disease/disharmony, age and practicality. Some of the most common modalities include:
- ACUPUNCTURE: One of the most commonly known modality uses extremely fine sterilized one-time use needles in various parts of the body to stimulate and balance the Qi (energy) and blood circulation of the entire organism.
- HERBAL MEDICINE: The use of natural herbs to boost weakness, clear toxins and balance the energy, blood and fluids in the body.
- NUTRITIONAL THERAPY: In Chinese Medicine each food is classified according to its energy, temperature and affinity for specific organ/tissues in the body. Therefore nutritional therapy helps each body type to find their balance based on their own particular strengths and weaknesses.
- ESSENTIAL OILS: The use of pure essences of herbs and flowers topically to boost organs or balance disharmonies.
- MOXABUSTION: The use of Moxa a special herb traditionally burned in proximity to the body or acupuncture points to warm and improve circulation or organ function by its penetrating heat and aroma.
- CUPPING: The use of suction cups in various parts of the body (most commonly the back) to pull out toxins or regulate the energy flow.
- QI GONG: Psychosomatic exercises similar to Yoga that target energy flow into specific organs and meridians of the body through the joint use of movement, breath and concentration.
- MEDITATION: Visualization and concentration on specific points of the body or energy channels to enhance circulation and strength.