NORTH SHORE KAUAI ACUPUNCTURE
CHINESE CUPPING THERAPY
CHRISTINE WALINCH L.Ac.
Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Licensed Medical Herbalist
Chinese Cupping Therapist
Trained in Hawaii and China
25 Year Kama'aina
20 Year Hawaii-Based Herbalist
E KOMO MAI
What are the acupuncture points?
The acupuncture points are the areas along a meridian where the energy comes together and rises to the surface of the body.
In Chinese medicine, disease is seen as imbalances in the organ system or qi (chi) meridians, and the goal of any remedy or treatment is to assist the body in re-establishing it's innate harmony.
In Chinese medicine, no two illnesses are ever the same, as each body has its own characteristics of symptoms and balance.
Acupuncture is used to open or adjust the flow of qi (chi) throughout the organ system, which will strengthen the body and prompt it to heal itself.
Are the needles sterile or are they re-used?
use FDA registered, sterile, single-use stainless steel needles and they
are disposed of immediately after each acupuncture treatment. Needles are individually wrapped and sterilized by the manufacturer.
They are opened only when they are ready to be used.
What can I expect during a treatment?
During your first consultation, I will collect a complete history
and detailed evaluation of your condition.
I will then take your pulse, examine your tongue.
The visit usually lasts 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Can I receive acupuncture if I am pregnant?
Yes, however, there are some points that are contraindicated
during pregnancy. It is important to inform me if you are pregnant.
Moxibustion (Moxa) is a Traditional ChineseMedicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, also known as Artemesia Vulgaris, to facilitate healing and health.
Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years.
The purpose of Moxibustion, as with most forms
of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, digestion, and immunity.
Moxa stimulates the flow of Qi (energy) and blood movement, warms the channels, and enhances your overall health and vitality.
"Acupuncture & Moxibustion"
Acupuncture and Moxibustion come as a pair in Oriental Medicine. They are in fact two characters in Chinese or Japanese writing which make one word. Acupuncture and Moxibustion complement each other to form one mode of therapy. The therapeutic effect is boosted or complimented when both forms of treatment are used together.
There are many benefits to Moxibustion. Clinically it increases blood cell counts, especially that of white blood cells, which strengthens the immune system.
The heat produced from the burning moxa penetrates deeply into underlying tissues, improving circulation, and helping to reduce both pain and inflammation.
Moxibustion can penetrate into the core of the pain location, and has results far surpassing that of pain medication.
With long term application of Moxibustion, it is possible to revitalize tissue that has had almost irreversible damage.