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Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine

Acupuncture is the placement of tiny little filiform needles no thicker than a hair in specific areas of the body known as acupuncture points.

These needles are used to manipulate the natural energy of the body, which is called “Qi”, to flow smoothly and balance. Balance Qi flow is equal to health on all levels physically, emotionally, and mentally.

There have been many theories on how acupuncture works. The first one is Meridian theory, which says that Meridians are pathways going through the body and energy flows in them. Meridians connect and regulate organs and body functions.

The second theory is when we insert the acupuncture needles at certain places on the body it stimulates the brain to produce endorphins, which is a natural painkiller.

The third theory is that acupuncture works with the nervous system by triggering signals that interrupt pain messages that are being sent to the brain.

What can Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is used in East Asian Medicine to benefit a wide variety of conditions. For example, emotional disorders, digestive issues, chronic pain. It also helps in treating neurological problems like migraines or Parkinson’s or even strokes.

Respiratory conditions, including sinusitis and asthma have been relieved with acupuncture as have many gynecological disorders and infertility.

Acupuncture has proved beneficial results in reducing fatigue and addiction, balancing immune function and hormones.


Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine. Special cups are placed on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. This suction removes the old blood from the muscle tissue to allow fresh blood to flow in the area. It is used to help with pain, inflammation, increase blood flow, relaxation, rebalance of the body, and as a type of deep tissue massage.

Cupping Therapy can help:


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PEMF therapy, or pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-frequency electromagnetic waves to promote healing in the body. These waves are delivered through a device that emits pulses of energy into the affected area of the body. PEMF therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, inflammation, and bone fractures.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on a particular points of the body. Moxa can be used in several ways. One way is called direct moxa which is directly on the skin. It can also be used indirectly with acupuncture needles, or use the moxa stick over the skin. Moxa mitigates against cold and dampness in the body and can serve to turn breech babies. Moxa is especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems and deficient conditions. Moxa treats both excess and deficient issues of the body.

Gua Sha therapy

Gua sha is a natural alternative therapy that involves scarping the skin with a massage tool to improve blood circulation. This ancient Chinese technique offers a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain. Gua sha reduces inflammation and promote natural healing of the body. It is used in many ailments such as chronic pain, arthiritis, fibromyalgia as well as muscle issues.

Herbal Medicine Prescriptions

For centuries, China and other Asian countries have embraced herbal therapy. Now the western world is beginning to see the value and benefit of combining Herbal formulas to decrease the side effects of western drugs and to treat the root cause of diseases. Chinese herbs restore balance, treats cold, flu, chronic fatigue, sinusitis, diarrhea, constipation, insomnia, menopause, infertility, diabetes, and help with lowering the side effects of cancer treatments. Chinese herbs are an important component to East Asian Medicine.

Auricular Therapy

Auricular Therapy, also called Auriculotherapy, is both a diagnostic and an integrative treatment procedure that is used for pain relief and the alleviation of addictions. The principles of Auricular Therapy are based both upon Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and upon neurological reflex therapies that were discovered in Europe.

Facial Rejuvenation

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a great alternative for individuals who want a holistic approach to looking younger while improving their overall health. It is safe, natural and effective alternative to Botox or plastic surgery with less risk, less expense and without the post-treatment downtime. Appearance changes are natural, not as drastic or sudden. It is a great choice for actors, models, musicians and other public professionals, who need to avoid recovery time and prefer a natural look.

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3110 Camino Del Rio S. #216
San Diego, CA 92108

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