Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine has its origin in ancient Taoist philosophy which views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Unlike allopathic medicine which attempts to isolate and separate a disease from a person, Chinese medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole body. I believe that acupuncture, along with herbal therapy, tuina massage and nutrition are the key tools to wellness. Many people have found Traditional Chinese methods of healing to be excellent tools for maintaining Optimum health and preventing illness. Gina's primary focus is to address your internal health and facilitate the three pilars of your existence ~ Mind, Body & Spirit ~ in it's own natural healing process.Traditional Chinese Medicine is effective for physical, physiological, psychological and other conditions.
Acupuncture & Qi
Acupuncture is part of an ancient system of medicine invented and developed by the Chinese nation and originates in the oldest records and literature from over 4000 years ago where ancient doctors began to summarize medicine and pharmacology. These texts consist of, but are not limited to, theories, therapeutic techniques, physiology and pathology of the human body, many diagnostic principles, prevention, treatments, conceptions, and the relationship between the human body and the natural environment.
Ancient Chinese thought denotes that Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a fundamental substance constituting everything in the universe, organic and inorganic, circulating throughout pathways in every living creature, and that all phenomena were produced and defined by the changes and movement of Qi. Health is maintained if this energy flows freely. When Qi and Blood stagnate, the processes of elimination and regeneration deteriorate, constituting the basic condition underlying many forms of illness. Pain and disease occur when Qi no longer flows well along specific pathways called Meridians. Acupuncture is the placement of fine needles along these pathways, with various techniques stimulating a focused response from the nervous, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, hormonal, gastrointestinal, and immune systems, restoring Qi movement which adjust all the physiological processes of the affected organism which encourages balance and radiant health by bringing harmony and strength back to the body.
Japanese acupuncture utilizes a systematic, simple, palpatory method which is designed to provide instant feedback that addresses and identifies health issues on several levels. Traditional Japanese acupuncture is particularly suited to those who are uncomfortable with strong needle stimulus or are fatigued or otherwise weakened. It is well-suited for pediatric treatments and can be done without the use of needles. It is widely known to be a much gentler approach to acupuncture, especially for those with needle sensitivities by using finer needles that are inserted very superficially. The treatments are restorative and maintain overall health. Dr. Morishige utilizes Hari, a highly refined form of Traditional Japanese Meridian Therapy, she intuitively combines Kototama principles and her own individual style of acupuncture.
Does it hurt?
Very fine, sterile needles are inserted into specific body points along specified meridians in order to unblock the flow of energy. Each sterile needle is packaged for single use. Patients may experience a tingling, heavy or various sensations around the needled area or referring through the affected meridian, but there is little or no pain. Dr. Morishige offer’s many different treatment styles, such as, TCM, Japanese or non-insertive acupuncture to suit your individual needs. Treatments are energizing and relaxing, and most people look forward to experiencing symptom relief and the sense of well-being and tranquility they feel during, after or for days to come.
“The needles can reduce what is excessive, increase what is deficient, warm what is cold, cool what is hot, circulate what is stagnant, move what is congealed, stabilize what is reckless, raise what is falling, and lower what is raising.”
“Everything embodies yin and embraces yang. Through blending their Qi, they attain harmony.”
— Laozi 老子, Dao De Jing 道德經