Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.
Because of its systematic approach and clinical effectiveness it has for centuries had a very great influence on the theory and practice of medicine in the East, and more recently has grown rapidly in popularity in the West. It still forms a major part of healthcare provision in China, and is provided in state hospitals alongside western medicine.
Chinese medicine includes all oriental traditions emerging from Southeast Asia that have their origins in China. Practitioners may work within a tradition that comes from Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan or Korea. It is a complete medical system that is capable of treating a very wide range of conditions. It includes herbal therapy, acupuncture, dietary therapy, and exercises in breathing and movement (tai chi and qi gong). Some or several of these may be employed in the course of treatment
Chinese herbal medicine, along with the other components of Chinese medicine, is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person’s Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.
However, the tradition as a whole places great emphasis on lifestyle management in order to prevent disease before it occurs. Chinese medicine recognizes that health is more than just the absence of disease and it has a unique capacity to maintain and enhance our capacity for well being and happiness.
Wellness Consultation Fee: $150.00 / follow up visits: $75.00
NEW! with Aroma Acupoint Therapy using
Essential Oils ~
One hour Foot and/or Hand Reflexology sessions are offered at $75.00 per session.
We will include Aroma Acupoint Therapy to your Reflexology session with an additional fee of $20.00
Kick your feet up and enjoy an hour of total relaxation! There are many benefits of reflexology such as ………..
When we are stressed our body’s defenses break down and we become more susceptible to illness and disease. Reflexology reduces stress by generating deep tranquil relaxation, helping the body balance itself and allowing healing energy to flow.
Blood needs to flow freely throughout the body carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells and removing the waste products of metabolism and other toxins. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Stimulated Nerve Function
By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the opening and clearing of neural pathways. It interrupts pain pathways, reducing pain.
Improved Immune System
Reflexology stimulates the lymphatic system thus reducing risk of infection. It cleanses the body of toxins and impurities and also stimulates the production of endorphin, leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being.
Reflexology revitalizes energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening up energy pathways.
REIKI ~ NEW! with *Aroma Acupoint Therapy
Reiki works on different levels the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual enhancing everything in life. Reiki is not only one of the oldest healing systems in use; it is also one of the most versatile.
This ancient Japanese method of healing uses energy to balance the body and mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients. In fact, Reiki is believed to improve just about any aspect of life, from physical health to emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity. Reiki techniques are used to heal the body, mind and the spirit. It has been proven that Reiki can help people suffering from various major and minor ailments. It is often used as a complementary therapy in a number of hospitals today. It enhances the health care the patient receives in both in the hospital and from outpatient health care providers. Reiki has not only helped patients with physical ailments but also helped those with minor psychological problems as well.
45 Minute Sessions – $60.00 / * 45 minute sessions WITH Aroma Acupoint – $75.00
QI GONG (Chi Kung)
Qi Gong literally means “breath work,” and generally extends to “energy cultivation.” It is a general term for highly intentional exercises that circulate, concentrate, or otherwise manipulate the various subtle energies of the body, mind, and spirit. There is an exceedingly large family of internal exercises and meditations with very ancient roots springing from the tree of Oriental Medicine that all fall under the category of ‘qigong.’ Qigong exercises have long been revered throughout all of Asia, culturally known as valuable tools for cultivating the self, relaxing the body, and focusing the mind. The religions of Buddhism and Daoism have always used qigong to aid in their pursuits. Meditation after all, is just another form of qigong. The flowering of the martial arts in Asia is largely due to the application of qigong exercises to the physical conditioning of the body. Oriental doctors throughout the ages have always regarded it as a very high form of medicine. Oriental masters of the fine arts also have long recognized the benefit of qigong exercises for focusing the mind and enabling better access to creative impulses.
In general, the practice of qigong attempts to maximize the internal use, generation, and storage of energy. So movements, if any, are generally done slowly, sparingly, and with the utmost mindfulness. It is said that there are three major components of qigong: the posture, the breath, and the mind. Different types of qigong have different intentions and different appearances, yet all are explicitly working with the posture, the breathing, and the mental focus. When all three of these are in perfect alignment with each other (i.e. unified), then the body can take care of its various errands of digesting, healing, moving, growing, relaxing, and so on, with much greater efficiency and control.
Anybody can practice qigong, regardless of their physical or mental limitations, as long as they can find the will to learn it and the time to do it. As they say in the old books, “One day’s practice is one day’s benefit.” However, like everything, it can be dangerous to do too much, especially if practicing incorrectly. Therefore it is important that you learn from an experienced practitioner and check in from time to time to make sure you are not doing any damage. The practice of ‘improper’ qigong can and will generate actual blockages or other dis-harmonies if sustained for too long and not corrected.
Qi Gong Classes are currently being offered at Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio – pre-registration is required ….. AND at Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting House, please visit Qi Gong Classes Page for details.
For Private Qi Gong sessions please schedule an appointment…. 45 minute session ~ $60.00
Medical Qi Gong Private Sessions – please inquire via contact me.