Clinic Services

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Acupuncture uses hair-thin, single-use, sterile needles to stimulate specific anatomical points on the body. Needling acts to restore the smooth flow of ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘Chee’) in the meridians. Acupuncture is usually pain-free. Occasionally the patient may feel a slight stinging or...

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Cupping uses localized suction to draw up tissues, bringing blood to the localized area. By doing so, cupping opens up the circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving qi and blood flow to relieve sore muscles, tension, neck, shoulder and back pain.

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Electro-acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. Zheng Qiwei from the China Academy of Tradtional Chinese Medicine, professor at DULA, wrote an article on point selection for electro-acupuncture. In the...

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Chinese herbal formulas use natural materials from plants, animals, and minerals to treat all nature of diseases. Chinese formulas are generally customized to treat each individual patient's constellation of health concerns. The pharmacy at DULA offers over 700 different herbs that can be made...

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M

Heat might be prescribed to improve blood circulation, the most common being Moxibustion. “Moxa” is made from the dried mugwort herb. Rolled and lit (“burning”), it can be applied indirectly either to the handle of the needle or rotated gently over the skin to apply heat.

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A form of Oriental Massage therapy designed to treat disease and injuries and relieve pain by removing tension and stimulating blood circulation.