847 Princess St. Suite 200, Kingston ON, Tel: (613) 544-3396, Text: 613-453-4377        

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Qi Alternative Acupuncture Clinic provides the following alternative and complementary medical treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

1): Acupuncture therapy: Acupuncture therapy involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points on the body. There are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body (though only about 350 acupoints are commonly used), which are connected by 20 meridians (channels and collaterals). Most points are found on the fourteen channels (Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, San Jiao (Triple Burner), Gall Bladder, Liver, Ren, Du) and the recognised "extra points". However other painful points (Ashi points) may also be needled as they are believed to be where stagnation has gathered.

2): TuiNa therapy: TuiNa (a Chinese term, which means "pushing and pulling") therapy is a very typical Chinese style deep massage therapy. TuiNa uses the Traditional Chinese Medical theory of channels and collaterals (meridians or pathways) and the flow of the Qi (is also known as "Chi") energy, as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, TuiNa seeks to establish a more harmonious Qi energy through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. The methods of TuiNa include the use of hand and arm techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, stimulation of acupressure points to directly affect the flow of Qi energy through the system of channels and collaterals, and manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships (bone setting). External herbal poultices, compresses, liniments and salves are also used to enhance the other therapeutic methods.

3): Cupping therapy: The technique of Cupping therapy is to make glass/plastic cups have a negative pressure by placing burning taper or using mini pump, and attach cups to the skin. This therapy can stretch the nerve, muscle, blood vessels and glands, then stimulates the flow of Qi, enhance the permeability of the blood vessel wall, and improve blood circulation. It is often combined with Acupuncture and Moxibustion therapies.

4): Moxibustion therapy: Moxibustion is a therapy that utilizes cauterization or heating with ignited flammable material applied to certain areas on the body. It regulates the functions of channels by warming the channels and dispersing coldness. Moxibustion is able to invigorate Qi movement, harmonize nutrient and immune system mechanisms and resolve stagnancy in body and stasis of the blood, thus it used to treat and prevent diseases. It is often combined with acupuncture. The most common material in Moxibustion is moxa wool which is made of dry Mugwort leaves that are purified and formed into fine and soft fibers.

5): Chinese herbal medicines: In China, over 5,000 years, Chinese herbal medicines have been used to treat many different types of chronic and acute diseases, and maintain human wellness. Qi Alternative Acupuncture Clinic will be offering some types of Chinese herbal medicines, especially for fertility and other women's health problems.

 

 

Qi Alternative Acupuncture Clinic ONLY offers alternative and complementary treatments for some health conditions. The clinic does not and can not offer any conventional (Western) medical diagnosis and treatment.