Treatments

Treatment modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine offered at A Touch of Ginger:

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, disposable, stainless steel needles on the surface of the skin in specific acupuncture point locations on the body.  Acupuncture balances the physiological functions of the body to promote and maintain health.

Auricular Acupuncture
Auricular acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, disposable, stainless steel needles on the surface of the ear.  As with acupuncture points located on the body, auricular acupuncture promotes physiological function and health.  This type of acupuncture has been found highly effective in cigarette and alcohol cravings, stress reduction, and appetite control.  Often times, auricular acupuncture is experienced for a shorter period of time and more frequently to achieve desired results.

Specialized Acupuncture Treatments
Ginger has received specialized training in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System from Founder, Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac.  The Mei Zen system includes unique acupuncture protocols for Cosmetic, Weight Loss and Infertility concerns.  To determine if you are a good candidate for the Mei Zen acupuncture protocols please call Ginger to schedule a Free Consultation.  Mei Zen acupuncture treatments require a particular commitment of your time, possible lifestyle changes and monetary considerations.

Chinese Herbs
Chinese herbal medicine is the skillful combination of specific Chinese herbs into a tea-like decoction that is personalized to support the goals of a person’s acupuncture treatments.  As with acupuncture, Chinese herbs are a drug-free way to restore health.

Moxibustion
Moxibustion (Moxa) is the use of the Chinese herb, Ai Ye to warm an acupuncture point, needle or meridian.  Moxa has a wide variety of applications however its greatest use is in the treatment of chronic disease and pain.

Cupping
This technique often referred to as fire cupping or simply cupping is the application of small cups to the body’s surface using suction.  Cupping promotes the circulation of Qi, blood and other fluids in a given area.  Cupping can address many different ailments and is often used for muscle pain, common colds and the flu.

Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a technique that uses a ceramic tool to rub the skin of the neck, shoulders and back.  As with cupping, gua sha promotes circulation in the area it is applied to.  It has a wide application in acute and chronic conditions.

Electro-Stimulation
Also referred to as e-stim, this technique involves the application of small electrodes to selected acupuncture needles.  Micro-currents then pass through the needles providing additional stimulation to the acupuncture point.  E-stim has been shown to decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and aid in tissue healing.

Tui Na
Tui Na is a Chinese style of massage therapy.  Tui Na uses pressing, rolling, kneading, and stretching techniques to enhance the flow of qi and blood in the body.  Tui Na can be used in conjunction with acupuncture.

In-Home Care
All of the Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment modalities listed above are available to     you in the comfort of your own home.

Lunch, with A Touch of Ginger
Lunch, with A Touch of Ginger is a “Lunch & Learn” program for local businesses and organizations who are interested in the health and wellness of their employees.  The program educates participants about acupuncture and its benefits.  The initial Lunch & Learn meeting is followed by on-site, weekly, one to two-hour sessions of auricular acupuncture for all program participants with treatments that focus on either smoking cessation, weight loss, stress or pain reduction.

For a schedule of treatment fees and to make an appointment, please call Ginger at (630) 712-4997.

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