Chinese Nutritional  Food Therapy

"He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of his doctors"
~ Chinese Proverb

I will reccommend foods to elimate or add to your diet based on my Chinese diagnosis of your individual body. Many people experience different reactions to certain foods.  There isn't a "you-should-be-able-to-eat-because-others-can" theory, because our bodies are all different.  Chinese diagnosis assists you in balancing your own body and improve the overall function of the system as a whole.

 Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Tui Na 

Tui na (pronounced "Twee Na") means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Qigong

Qigong, (pronounced "Chee gong") means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.  I have also had additional training for specific facial rejuvenation Qigong and will spend time with you on specifics for  maximum results for your facial rejuvenation. 

Guasha

 Guasha, (pronounced "Guah Shah") is a method to move stagnant blood and lymphatic fluid.  By using a round, smooth-edged tool I repeatedly stroke over an area of the body to bring stagnant blood and lymphatic fluid to the surface of the skin which allows the body to metabolize and get rid of cellular waste.  It promotes new blood and the production of fresh cells.  





Nicole M. Myers, L.Ac.

2220 N. Camino Principal
Suite~H
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 982-5332