Acupuncture is a very important component of Chinese medicine and is one of the therapies in Chinese medicine we commonly use in our practice. It is done by inserting and manipulating very fine needles into specific points on the meridians in the body to regulate the flow of qi and restore balance. Acupuncture points are the places where energy can be accessed. Inserting the acupuncture needle into the point can stimulate the qi and unblock the meridians to allow the energy to flow. After the needle goes into the body, it also serves as an antenna between your body and the universe to receive energy to help restore balance and health.
At Haosheng Acupuncture Clinic, each patient receives individualized treatment that lasts about 45-60 minutes, based on the patient’s unique needs and constitution. We use only disposables needles that are extremely thin and used exclusively for acupuncture.
Cupping is a therapy in which a jar is attached to the skin surface in order to create a vacuum and pull out stagnation. The cupping method warms and promotes the free flow of Qi and blood in the meridians, dispelling cold dampness, reducing swelling and alleviating pain. In the clinic, it is mainly used to treat pain in the back, shoulders, legs, or gastrointestinal disorders such as stomachaches, vomiting, diarrhea, or lung disorders such as cough and asthma.
Moxibustion is a technique used to warm the meridians and expel the cold, to tonify the yangqi and move the Qi and blood to prevent diseases and maintain health. Moxibustion works by applying heat to the acupuncture points and other locations of the human body. The material used is primarily an herb called moxa (mugwort) in the form of a cone or stick. Moxibustion is always used in conjunction with acupuncture in clinic practice.
Tuina is therapy that uses massage techniques based on the theory of Chinese medicine. It helps to unblock the meridians, move the Qi and blood, relax muscles and sinews and relieve pain.
Chinese herbal medicine is the most important component of Chinese medicine. The ingredients used in Chinese herbal medicine include plant based herbs (the leaf, stem, flower, bark, root, seed etc.), and substances from animals and minerals. In Chinese medicine, we believe herbs contain Qi (vital energy) from both heaven and earth that can tonify the Qi in human bodies and regulate its movement to promote health and well being, prevent and treat disease.
At Haosheng Acupuncture clinic, each patient receives individualized herbal prescriptions. The formulas can be provided in two forms: bulk or granule. Bulk herbs are raw, dried herbs, and would need to be decocted into a tea. Granule formulas are extracted from bulk herbs, and can be mixed directly with water for drinking.
Haosheng Acupuncture Clinic | 4160 SE Division Street | Portland, OR| 503-238-0606