We understand that life at times isn't ideal and perfect with unforeseen health problems and financial burdens that is unexpected. But we are here to help ease your worries. We can work on a sliding scale to help you achieve the proper health care that you desperately need.
We offer 2 free treatments to patients who are suffering from cancer and military veterans. We also provide a sliding scale based fee reduction based on your income. Please bring a copy of your pay stub or a financial assistance documentation for verification.
Mind and body practices are a diverse group of techniques that are taught by an educated practitioner or master teacher. Inclusive of acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, relaxation techniques, aromatherapy, tai chi, slow moving internal and external martial arts, qigong and yoga.
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is now covered by many insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes our innate ability to self-heal (a cut of the skin) by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
Before the modern invention of electricity, machinery and prior to creation of allopathic medicine (1810) Chinese Medicine existed for 2500 years prior to western medicine and surgery. Chinese medicine doctors were using the tongue and pulse as internal medicine diagnostic tools. Chinese medicine predates all modalities of western medicine encompassing of exercise programs (dao yin), physical therapy and strength training, conditioning (martial arts) , chiropractic (bone setting), breathing , pilates (qi gong) . Chinese medicine is based on documented case studies with a 3,000 year old historical records in usage of acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion. Our bodies are like the motorways or freeway systems (meridians)which can get jammed with traffic (stagnated qi or deficient qi) Our bodies freeway jammed system then can start to interrupt the optimal organ functions and musculoskeletal systems . Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems and neurological pathways. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
First, your acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, he or she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition. To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise acupoints are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually retained between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.
Jeannie Wong immigrated with her parents from Hong Kong in the 1970s and was raised in Chinatown, Los Angeles. As a teen, she began Chinese medicine training in various modalities. She had a formal career in apparel manufacturing and she spearheaded many well known branded labels and divisions. She returned to her love of Chinese medicine and spent many years in mental training, education and martial arts. She is a martial arts practitioner of external, internal styles and weapons.
Wuxia Integrative Medicine has teamed with Therapeutiks to provide massage therapy.
Both companies are 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations committed to providing healthcare and wellness to the needy. We are dedicated in improving your health, wellness and helping you to develop and maintain a tranquil mind with a peaceful lifestyle.
Jeannie Wong holds a master's degree in religious studies with a concentration in Buddhism.
We also have interfaith chaplains that have completed Clinical Pastoral Education units and are instrumental in helping you achieve the proper spiritual care.
Photo credit: Shaolin Temple China
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Herbs were commonly used before western pharmaceuticals were introduced. Treating and preventing medical conditions with herbs is naturally safe, as an overdose would cause irritation or nausea instead of landing in the emergency room.
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