Maine Roots Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the therapeutic insertion of extremely thin, single use, sterile filiform needles, into specific spots on the body. This is done to redirect the qi flow and allow the body to heal itself.
Moxibustion: Moxibustion is a herb that in Pinyin in called Ai ye and known in the United States as mugwort. Moxa is burned to warm an area of the body to help increase blood flow.
Chinese Herbal Therapy: There are 487 different herbal substances in the Materia Medica, these substances are combined in 392 base formula’s to treat different pathologies, and support overall health and longevity.
Qi Gong: Qi gong is a form of internal martial arts. There are movements to support overall health as well as help with mobility.
Cupping: Cupping involves different sized glass cups, a small vacuum is created with a flame to allow the cups to create a suction on the skin. This modality can release muscle tension and increase blood flow to help alleviate pain.
Gua Sha: Gua sha uses a Chinese soup spoon to scrap along muscle fibers. This can access deeper muscles than cupping and can break up pathological blood vessels, so they can be reabsorbed into the body.
Eastern Dietary Therapy: There are many different types of nutritional advice, eastern dietary therapy has been accumulating information for about 5,000 years. This therapy will help patients figure out a diet that works for there own specific body type to boost there overall wellness.
Tui Na: Tui Na is Chinese medical massage and is translated as “to push and lift.” There are many different techniques used to aid in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints as well as other conditions.