Meredith Murphy - Licensed Acupuncturist (PA),
Diplomate of Acupuncture from the
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine (NCCAOM) - Philadelphia PA and Southeastern Pennsylvania
The Healing Point - Prenatal Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage - Montgomery County, PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania
Mary Ann Settembrino - Licensed Acupuncturist - Narberth Family Medicine and Acupuncture - Main Line of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania
Dr. Marina Yanover, ND, LAc - Naturopathic Medicine Family Practice & Acupuncture - New York City, Brooklyn, Connecticut
The Natural Fertility Center of Pennsylvania - Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Fertility/Infertility - Greater Philadelphia Region
The Henderson Center - Chiropractors, Shiatsu Therapy, Massage Therapists - King of Prussia, PA, Montgmery County PA, Southeastern Pennylvania
Chinese Medicine is a philosophy of nature that involves herbal preparations, food therapy, exercise, and massage, and acupuncture. It involves a completely separate form of anatomy, physiology and diagnosis which relates to imbalances of energy or Qi in the body (Qi is pronounced "Chee"). Energy circulates through pathways known as meridians or channels. Acupressure and Acupuncture seeks to rebalance these disturbances through stimulation of specific points along these channels.
Acupressure is a term encompassing any number of massage techniques that use
manual pressure to stimulate energy points on the body.
Acupuncture is a system of treatment which has been in existence for thousands of years.
It is totally different from Western Medicine, having its own complete system of anatomy,
physiology and diagnosis, which relates illness to imbalances of energy in the body. This
imbalance causes a disruption in the flow of vital energy, Qi, that circulates through
pathways in the body known as meridians and channels. Acupuncture seeks to re-balance the
fundamental disturbance in the body's energy through the stimulation of specific points
which lie along these channels. There are, in fact, two types of acupuncture which are
used. The most common is the Traditional Chinese method, and the other is known as
"trigger point needling". The latter is of most value in treating painful conditions,
but it also has a variety of other uses.
Herbal medicine is a primary part of Chinese Medicine. Formulas may contain
six to nineteen
different substances from the vegetable, animal and mineral kingdoms, and
with great care. They are prescribed to treat the root cause of the disease
and its manifestation,
and the formula must also be balanced within itself.
Jin Shin Jyutsu was developed in Japan by Jiro Murai, who rediscovered the
ancient qi flow in his own body and mapped a powerful system of healing
points. Combinations of points are held with the fingertips for a minute
or so, usually with the client lying on his or her back. Various schools of
Jin Shin style have evolved, including Jin Shin Do and Jin Shin
Electro-acupuncture has become widely used as an effective way
to treat pain. By adding micro-current to the acupuncture points, the
muscles and painful area relax and the Qi flows more smoothly.
Just as with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted in
patient- specific points on the body to which a device is
connected. The device genereates an electric pulse
through small clips attached to the needles. Most
patients feel a tingling sensation, some patients
do not feel anything at all.
An allergy elimination technique, developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad, with
over fifteen years of research. N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique)
is a combination of kinesiology, acupressure and acupuncture that clears and
rebalances the energetic and nervous systems. By eliminating energy blockages that
cause allergic reactions, N.A.E.T. restores the body to a balanced and healthy state.
Shiatsu, like acupuncture, deals with the flow of vital energy along
meridians in the body. Shiatsu uses the application of gently applied deep
finger pressure, as well as other manipulative techniques, to affect the
balance of energy in the body. This "touching" stimulates the immunological
and natural curative abilities of the body to move toward balance. It also
releases endorphins into the blood stream and beneficially affects the
Five Element Shiatsu
Five Element Shiatsu is based on the naturalistic Chinese Medicine's Law of
the Five Elements. The Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water
and they have corresponding physical and emotional aspects in people. These
physical and emotional energies move in specific pathways or meridians on the
surface of the entire body. The goal of the Five Element Shiatsu
practitioner is the maintenance of a smooth flow of these energies through
the body to help prevent or alleviate dis-ease which they believe is the
result of poor energy flow caused by the effects of an unbalanced lifestyle:
excessive work, little exercise, poor diet, and stress.
Originating in Thailand thousands of years ago, this is an expanded form of
involving long, relaxing, slow stretching movements. It is a comprehensive,
full-body massage, which also utilizes the meridian system common to
Eastern cultures. Shiatsu is a modern, shortened version of Thai Massage.
Acupressure is a term encompassing any number of massage techniques that use manual pressure to stimulate energy points on the body.
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