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Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same principles as acupuncture, yet coupled with an in depth understanding of anatomy and physiology, tui na improves health and healing by increasing the free flow of Qi and blood throughout the body. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems, sports injuries and irregular holding patterns of the fascia/ connective tissue. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Zang Fu (organ) tui na is a gentle yet powerful, hands-on method of diagnosing and correcting organ imbalances within the body. It is an extremely effective yet largely forgotten part of bodywork that can elicit dramatic results, quickly.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

An Osteopathic medical technique in which gentle adjustments of the cranial bones and “cranial rhythm” are used to balance and regulate the body and nervous system. Cranio-sacral work is the therapy of choice for many types of emotional trauma, head injuries, TMJ, headaches, post-dentist strain and a wide variety of issues that can affect the mind and body alike. Patients often feel profound shifts in their body with only suggestive levels of touch. The benefits of CS therapy are amplified when performed in conjunction with tui na and acupuncture.

Qigong & Corrective Exercise

Qi Gong Therapy is a system of breath and movement. Qi Gong originated from Taoist medical practices designed to move the body towards an optimal state of health and wellness. It is a way to train correct and healthful movement, to strengthen areas that are weak, and to give support for healing of injuries. Based on your health concern, Qi gong exercises may be selected for you that will best support your treatment. Usually these movements are designed to generate better integration of the whole body and to support everyday movements.

Gua Sha

Gua means to rub and Sha is the reddish, elevated, "rash" (aka petechiae) that results. Gua Sha is a technique that involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressed in strokes by a round-edged instrument, resulting in Sha. The Sha rash or petechiae are intentionally raised in order to relieve pain, tension or stagnation. These marks should fade in anywhere from 2-7 days.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, has been proven to increase white blood cells in the body and counteracts vasoconstriction and areas of poor circulation. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Adam Cantor
, M.S, L.Ac.

    • Acupuncture
    • Tui Na / Medical Massage
    • Chinese Dietary Therapy
    • Qigong & Corrective Exercises

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