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& TCm 

The effectiveness of acupuncture & TCM

Acupuncture is a powerful treatment modality rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It uses natural laws and energetic principles and involves the application of very fine needles to specific points on the body. It is highly effective as a preventive medicine and as a drug free treatment for a variety of conditions. Acupuncture originated in China around 3,500 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. 

A safe and effective modality when performed properly by trained professionals.

Stimulates blood flow and balances the body's Qi ("vital energy" in Traditional Chinese Medicine). 

It is effective at treating chronic back pain, headaches, neck pain & knee pain.

Treating the root cause of your symptoms 

Acts as a natural analgesic, increases endorphins, and interrupts pain signaling -- for acute and chronic pain.

Relieves Pain

Promotes Healing

Facilitates natural healing processes and restores homeostasis, even after medical procedures or surgery.

Reduces Inflammation

Reduces pro-inflammatory markers, or proteins, in the body -- useful for treating injuries.

Improves Circulation

Enhances peripheral (upper and lower limb) blood flow which, in turn, promotes healing.

Rehab Injuries

Increases blood flow to affected areas, whether an acute injury or a chronic/overuse injury.

Mental Clarity

Enhances mental clarity and reduce brain fog and reduces stress. -- important for everyone, even the athlete who needs their "head in the game." 

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acupuncture & TCM



Acupuncture originated in China around 3,500 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. It is effective for treatment of many ailments.


The suction created by the cup encourages blood flow, promotes healing, and provides detox. Cupping therapy is a form of holistic medicine designed to create therapeutic suction and massage on your skin. The benefits include reduction of pain and inflammation, recovery from musculoskeletal injuries, recovery from surgery. We offer both fire (moving) cupping and stationary cupping treatments. 


Gua Sha and Tui Na

Gua Sha, also known as scraping, spooning or Graston technique and is a TCM method and most commonly used for treating pain. Gua Sha promotes microcirculation, lymph flow, removal of toxins, and stimulates the immune system.

Tui Na is deep tissue bodywork and an excellent TCM alternative to Swedish massage. The focus is on pain sites, acupressure points, muscles, joints, and meridians. Tui Na works in accordance with TCM and as such supports broader health goals than those attained by a typical massage.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical health care system comprised of a range of traditional therapies including, but not limited to: Acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, herbal medicine, nutrition, tui na massage and exercises (tai chi and qigong).


Energy Work

Medical Qigong and Reiki are available to those interested in the benefits of energy work and energetic healing. Dr. Vaughan is a Reiki Master and teacher. 

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