Audubon Acupuncture & Herbs                中醫診所
TCM Treatment Methods - Our Approach
Dr. Zhang recommends that patients with chronic or complex conditions, injuries, or ongoing symptoms undergo a customized series of treatments for the individual. An initial consultation is required for all new patients seeking TCM therapies in order to accurately diagnose and design effective therapeutic sessions.

The list below briefly describes some of the most common TCM treatment methods that have been practiced for over 3,000 years. Patients may benefit from a single or combination of these methods.


Acupuncture stimulates the appropriate reflex points with disposable, sterilized fine needles. By restoring the blocked flow, acupuncture cures diseases. The procedure is extremely safe when operated by an experienced acupuncturist.

A slight pinch is usually sensed at the time of insertion. The needles remain in the points for approximately 20 minutes, and the patient is relaxed and comfortable during this time.

Cupping Method

Cupping method uses small glass cups as suction devices placed on the skin. Through either heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in the cup over those target areas of the skin. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin, like the inverse of a massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward.

The cups stay in place for 5 to 15 minutes. Cupping method warms and promotes the free flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood in the meridians, dispels cold and dampness, and diminishes swellings and pains.

Gua Sha
(May be combined with cupping) - a scraping method which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. It releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. The rash does not feel like a bruise, and typically diminishes in a few days.

Tui Na / Acupressure

Tui Na
 (Chinese Therapeutic Massage) is used to give special treatments to people of all ages, from infancy to old age. Tui Na maintains overall balance with both physical and mental health, and can focus on the specific problem whether it is an acute or a chronic pain associated with the joints, muscles or skeletal system.

Tui Na uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the principles of TCM into balance. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, and use range of motion, traction, stretch and massage with stimulation of acupressure points. The patient can remain fully clothed and lie comfortable on a massage table for the session. The massage can be done without application of massage oils.

Acupressure - Ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points which stimulate the body's natural self-healing abilities. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, acupressure therapy can replace acupuncture needles and is effective in the releasing muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body's vital energy. 

Tui Na and Acupressure are great for babies, toddlers, patients who look for acupuncture results without the needles.

Medical Qi Gong 

Traditional Medical Qi Gong treatment, (energy treatment), is non-invasive: no injections, surgery, instruments, medications, medications, or drugs. Qi Gong therapy can effectively treat any type of disease or imbalance, including those that are chronic or formidable.

During periods of the treatment, the patient may experience moments of emitted heat in specific areas as the practitioner transfers Qi from his hands into the patient's body in order to activate, cleanse, re-energize and heal stagnant areas. The treatment is restorative, rejuvenating, highly energizing and deeply healing.

Qi Gong can also be practiced individually or in groups for health maintenance. Classes are available through Audubon Acupuncture & Herbs.

Herbal Therapy

Herbs cure diseases by restoring the disturbed milieu and imbalanced Yin and Yang. Herbs are especially effective in treating chronic and stubborn diseases. 

Typically, one batch of medicine is prepared as a decoction of about 9 to 18 substances, some of which are considered main herbs, others are considered ancillary herbs. Some ingredients are added in order to cancel out toxicity or side-effects of the main ingredients.

Tai Chi

(Moving Meditation) Originated in China as a martial art, it is a mind-body practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Participants move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply. Tai Chi can be practiced individually or in groups.

Tai Chi brings participants into the present moment and helps them learn to relax and focus their mind and body. It is said to support a healthy balance of Yin and Yang, thereby aiding the flow of Qi (vital energy).

Tai Chi classes are available through Audubon Acupuncture & Herbs.

Professional Massage
In addition to TCM treatments or provided for individual stress relief, our masseurs are trained with TCM theory and acupressure. While our clients get massage therapies without seeking acupuncture or other treatments, the masseurs may recommend a medical consultation with our TCM doctors for any underlying health issues you might have.

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