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ORIENTAL MEDICINE at ANA CHINESE MEDICINE Chinese Medicine is a complete, traditional healthcare system that developed in China over 3000 years ago. It involves the use of natural, effective healing modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, diet and nutritional counseling, therapeutic exercises, and energy balancing. Treatment is "holistic," incorporating the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the client to promote health and integration on all levels. Individual assessment is based on an extensive health history, point palpation, tongue and pulse diagnosis to determine imbalances in the body's "Qi" flow, or energy system. Reclaiming health is aimed at eliminating both the symptoms and cause of illness by restoring a balanced energy pattern that allows the body/mind to heal naturally. ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-fine needles into specific points along the energy channels or "meridians," to stimulate the body's self- healing mechanisms. Little or no sensation is felt from needle insertion, though points are sometimes activated so that the client feels the warmth or tingling of the energy flow. Acupuncture has been endorsed by the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health for treating a wide variety of disorders including pain, asthma, gastrointestinal and respiratory syndromes, PMS, anxiety, and depression. Oriental and Western medicine compliment each other, and can be combined for optimal health. ACUPRESSURE - "Needle-free acupuncture" Acupressure involves stimulating pressure points recognized in Chinese Medicine without the use of needles. This may be done through massage, application of heat, or commonly by applying tiny seeds to acupressure points in the ear. Ear acupressure or "auricular therapy," is used to diagnose and treat more than 200 health conditions, including physical and psychological imbalances. ENERGY BALANCING Energy or Qi Balancing is a gentle, non-invasive form of regulating the body's energy flow. Useful for stress reduction, relaxation, or healing, a session may include a combination of hands-on and energy moving techniques to balance excesses and deficiencies in the meridians and organs.