No, cupping therapy should only be performed by someone who has been trained in this modality. Licensed acupuncturists are experts in performing cupping therapy because not only are they trained thoroughly to do it safely and effectively, they also are equipped with knowledge of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We often incorporate cupping therapy into your acupuncture session without an additional fee. If you would like a longer cupping therapy session, we offer a 45 min session for $100.
Yes! Chinese medicine is both safe and effective for menopause. Chinese medicine can help alleviate many menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, chills, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood changes.
Chinese medicine can help with weight loss indirectly by addressing the root of the problem. For example, acupuncture and herbs, along with changes in diet and an exercise plan, can help curb appetite, assist the digestive system, balance hormones, and reduce stress level – all of which can support weight loss.
Yes! Chinese medicine can treat many conditions successfully. Chinese medicine is an ancient healing system that has been around for at last 2,200 years, although the earliest known written record of Chinese medicine is the Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic) from the 3rd century BCE.
Western medicine provides diagnosis through lab tests and it focuses on eliminating symptoms. Chinese medicine focuses on bringing the whole mind, body, and spirit back into balance and recognizes the body as one interconnected system.
A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner is trained to diagnose and treat a range of conditions using Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and treatments. Treatments may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice, cupping therapy, gua sha, tuina, moxibustion, Qi Gong and Tai Chi exercises.
In the state of California, naturopathic doctors are independently allowed to prescribe, furnish, order or administer all synthetic and natural hormones, as well as epinephrine. In the state of California, naturopathic doctors can prescribe Schedule III drugs under a patient-specific protocol checked by a supervising MD or DO.