TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE – ST. PAUL
At Beautiful Ama Acupuncture, we use Traditional Chinese Medicine to help your body heal naturally instead of just treating the symptoms, so you can get back to feeling great and stay that way. You’ll love our combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and food therapy. Traditional Chinese Medicine includes a range of traditional medical practices originating in China, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, acupressure massage (tui na), restorative exercise & meditation (tai chi and qigong), and lifestyle advice.
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Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to gently heal the body using its own natural wisdom. Points are chosen based on each individual’s patterns of imbalance to relieve pain, boost the metabolism, regulate hormones, improve moods, benefit sleep, and increase energy. As the body comes back to its natural state of harmony, this health and well-being can be maintained more easily… LEARN MORE
Plants have their own healing properties, which they receive from Mother Earth. Herbal medicines combine these plants to create formulas that utilize the properties of each plant in a way that enhances their ability to heal and balance the body. Taking herbal medicines can help you heal faster and more effectively, so that your body can balance itself on a daily basis.
Foods can be used in a similar way as herbal medicines. Every food has its own healing properties and can be used to heal the body based on its flavors, energetic temperature, and medicinal properties. Using your individual diagnosis, we can help you choose foods that balance your body, so you can be a part of your own healing. We believe in eating an organic whole foods diet and we can help you learn how to easily incorporate some of these food therapy principles into your own lifestyle.
Skin Care Products
For cosmetic acupuncture patients, we recommend using Mei Zen Cosmetics skin care products to improve and maintain the anti-aging results of treatment. LEARN MORE
Cupping (also called fire cupping) is a technique where small glass suction cups are applied to the body to bring more circulation to a specific area. It pulls stagnant fluids and toxins to the surface so the body can flush them out through the lymph system. Cupping is helpful in treating pain, relaxing muscles, and helping the soft tissues heal more quickly.
Gua sha is a technique done using a smooth tool that scrapes the skin to release toxins from congested tissues and help improve circulation to reduce pain.
Ear Seeds and Magnets
Ear seeds are a small piece of medical tape with either a vaccaria seed (called Wang Bu Liu Xing in Chinese) or a magnet on it. They are placed on acupressure points on the ears for longer lasting effects from an acupuncture treatment. Ear seeds can be used with many conditions, but are especially helpful in treating emotional issues, addiction, and PTSD.
Electro-stimulation is the use of a small device with tiny clips that attach to the acupuncture needles. It sends out a pulse to increase stimulation of the points.
Moxibustion involves burning of the herb mugwort near the skin. It is used to improve circulation and warm the body.
Tui Na Massage
Tui na massage is done as a supplemental modality when using acupuncture to treat pain. It uses acupressure to relax the soft tissues and help with healing musculoskeletal conditions.
Lifestyle advice is part of all of our treatments because it is the most influential part of the healing process. Depending on what is needed, we talk about food, exercise, stress reduction, sleep hygiene, coping strategies, and in general provide support and advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.