Chinese medicine.

chinese medicine acupuncture in Austin
Chinese medicine is an independent healthcare system that has been in use for thousands of years. The practice incorporates a systems-based approach to treating and correcting disease. Many modalities are used by modern-day practitioners that are scientifically based as we now understand these ancient principles using a modern lens. Chinese medicine therapeutics include many modalities, including: acupuncture, moxibustion, tuina, cupping, herbal therapy, lifestyle therapy, and movement exercises. To learn more about what acupuncture alone can treat, click here to download a paper by the World Health Organization.

man getting tuina body massage manual therapy

Tuina Bodywork is a type of manual therapy that helps to relax body tissues in a very targeted way. It is considered one of the oldest systems of bodywork that was used by the ancient Chinese. Tuina can be used to treat a wide variety of presentations including: chronic pain, stress, muscle tension, and for musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.  
chinese medicine cupping in austin

Cupping is a manual therapy aimed at loosening entanglements in the fascia that may be adhering to surrounding tissues. By applying suction to the area using specialized cups, we are able to loosen those entanglements to promote better tissue and fluid movement, increase circulation and warm the area. Cupping can help reduce pain and swelling, ease muscle tension and release knots. 
electro-acupuncture being performed by acupuncturist in austin

There are many theories associated with acupuncture, but we like to keep it simple. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points in the body that have a specific biochemical or physical reaction. This allows us to work on all of the body tissues and systems, including: the nervous system, facial and muscle tissue, the immune system, and more.