Therapeutic Modalities


Acupuncture is a treatment procedure used to balance the internal flow of Qi by inserting very fine needles into precise acupuncture points along the different meridians. Method of treatment and selection of acupuncture points are based on proper diagnosis and treatment principles according to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

During a typical treatment, the practitioner may insert ten to twenty needles. The procedure usually causes little discomfort, although the patient may feel tingling or a sensation of heaviness in the area of insertion.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has developed a unique and practical understanding of the therapeutic effect of individual herbs and herb combinations for the prevention and treatment of disease. In Traditional Chinese medicine, when treatment includes the use of herbs, they are carefully chosen and formulated according to TCM theory, to rebalance energy or Qi in order to assist the body in healing itself.

Additional Treatment Methods

  • Food Therapy (based on TCM theory)
  • Tui Na (a therapeutic massage technique based on TCM theory)
  • Qi Gong (Movement and breathing exercises based on TCM theory)
  • Moxibustion (use of the dried leaf of mugwort as a warming therapy)
  • Cupping (use of glass cups to create a vacuum in order to create warmth and stimulate circulation)
  • Electro-acupuncture (stimulation of acupuncture points using safe and gentle electric current)

Shiatsu massage

– Edina location only

Shiatsu is holistic bodywork and balances all of the body’s systems – muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive, and endocrine. Shiatsu can help treat headaches, back pain, insomnia, constipation, and many stress-related complaints. Bodywork can be helpful for almost all ailments. It can be used to treat children, seniors, and pregnant women. The benefits of Shiatsu massage include deep relaxation, stress relief, and increased muscular flexibility, energy, and stamina.


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