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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a 5,000+ year old system of medicine whose history is rich with symbolism, deep insights and true healing. The science of Acupuncture uses the body’s energy channels (meridians) to balance the flow of energy internally, relating to the organs and their functions and externally, relating to anatomy and physiology.

Along with Acupuncture needles Melissa will often complement a traditional session with sound healing, using AcutonicsĀ® tuning forks and/or Tibetan singing bowls.

  • Qi, Pronounced (chee), is the subtle energy which flows through the body and is the determining factor of ones’ overall life-force.
  • A main function in Acupuncture’s method is to add Qi where there is deficiency (tonifying), move Qi where there is stagnation (i.e.pain) and remove Qi where there is excess (sedation).
  • The 12 primary meridians relate specifically to the function of 12 main organs in Chinese medicine. Balancing the functions of these organs is done by determining specific points along the meridian that will allow the organ to restore itself to correct functioning and efficiency.
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Zen Mind and Tea Mind are one in the same, but you can't know one without first having known the other. -Tea Sage

Along with an extensive knowledge of East Asian herbs Melissa offers unique herbal tisane blends which correlate to the Chinese five elements and the Ayurvedic Doshas. Teas used daily can become a relaxation retreat time for rejuvenation, healing and peace in mind, body, Spirit.

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