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Acupuncture includes the insertion of stainless steel hair-thin needles into those points on the body which have been shown to effectively treat many disorders. These points have been located and described by Chinese physicians for over four thousand years; recent biomedical research in the US,...Read more

Channels of Energy | Needles
Acupuncture points on the back

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods such as the application of heat, pressure, or laser or penetration of thin needles.  It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which aims to treat a range of conditions. ...Read more

Chinese Herbs and Teas

Using a vast array of prepared Chinese formulae and individualized special formulae, Peaceful Spirit Acupuncture has all your herbal needs on hand. Pills, capsules, infusions, tinctures, and teas, ointments, and liniments are some of the time-honored methods used to deliver these medicinals.

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Chinese Medicine
Japan, 1747.  Image from Library of Congress

Classical Acupuncture involves complex, comprehensive treatment strategies which are intended to treat the constitutional and core roots of disease and disharmony. A good deal of emphasis is placed upon proper needling techniques with respect to the recipient's pulse and breathing patterns....Read more

Cupping Technique

This technique employs glass cups which are heated briefly to create a partial vacuum, and then quickly placed over the area to be treated. This slightly pulls the flesh up into the cup, which draws stagnant circulation, in the form of redness, to the surface, where it is more easily dispersed...Read more

Gua Sha | Scraping Technique

Gua Sha is a scraping technique, using a smooth-edged tool and liniment to produce much the same results as cupping, but over a larger area. Again, generally speaking, these procedures are required in conditions of stagnation and excess.

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Infra-red heat therapy
Infra-red heat therapy

Generally speaking, heat therapy is applied in conditions of weakness or deficiency. A substitute for moxibustion when a larger area needs treatment, a heat lamp which emits infrared therapeutic heat which assists the body in healing.

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Moxibustion Therapy
Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion consists of burning a herb, Ai Ye, or wormwood, on or near the site of an acupuncture point. Most commonly, it is burned on the handle of an inserted needle. This ancient practice is as old as acupuncture or older. This technique is so integral to...Read more

Qigong practice

Older than many Chinese disciplines, Qi Gong is extremely varied and wide-ranging. Basically, it is a moving meditative practice. Because of its age, many styles and schools exist. Qi Gong techniques are taught at Peaceful Spirit to clients on an individual basis, and as part of the Tai Ji...Read more

Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi)

Tai Ji Quan is part of Peaceful Spirit Acupuncture's treatment and practice options.

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Tui Na

One of the oldest massage systems in the world, Tui Na has a vast array of techniques to assist the acupuncturist in bringing relief to the client. It is mostly used as an additional tool in an acupuncture session, either prior to or at the conclusion of a treatment.

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