Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on balancing yin and yang. Imbalances lead to blockages of qi within the body and along pathways called meridians. There are fourteen such meridians, each relating to the functioning of a specific organ. Each meridian has it’s own selection of acupoints that each have individual functions. Selection of acupoint is based on how the patient presenting & what the desired treatment outcomes.
The focus of physical therapy is to improve mobility and function by reduction of pain and or physiological restrictions through exercise, manual therapy and other modalities. Other components of evaluation and treatment may include endurance, range of motion, posture, strength and stability.
Reiki is both a subtle energy and a form of hands on vibrational healing. Reiki easily works in conjunction with other forms of medical or psychological treatments. The history of Reiki stems from Japan & translates as universal (rei) energy (ki). Though spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion or affiliated with any religion.
A customized formula is prescribed for each herbal patient, usually administered in granule pills. Formulas are often comprised of food items such as cinnamon bark or goji berries along with Chinese medicinal such as ginseng root or gingko leaves.