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Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Qigong and Meditation

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

Other forms of meditation can also be very effective to reduce stress and activate the body's natural healing abilities. It can be as simple as 10 minutes a day. Along with the help of modern day 'cheats' like binaural beats and visualization, anybody can reap the benefits of this ancient practice.

 

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Other Therapies - Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. in Chicago, IL

Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. offers Acupuncture in Chicago, IL

Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Chicago, IL

 

Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac 1030 N. Clark St #610 Chicago, IL 60610 312-834-7522Other Therapies - Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. in Chicago, IL

Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in Chicago, IL