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Holistic Practice Philosophy
We offer patient-centered, preventative and healing medicine through the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, using acupuncture, tuina, moxibustion, cupping, guasha and nutritional counseling. We look at the whole picture of the body and by treating the root cause, we also treat the symptoms that make daily life uncomfortable. We engage our patients in a committed partnership of healing; while treatment courses vary by individual, all have the same goal of bringing about and maintaining balance within the body.
Marcel Cozma graduated from Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine. He has a passion for helping people regain their health and live a more balanced life through the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a friendly, calm acupuncturist with a gentle needling technique. He tailors every treatment to meet the individual needs of his patients.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Acupuncture is our specialty. Most clients find acupuncture treatments to be relaxing and meditative. When acupuncture needles are tapped in, there may not be any sensation, or clients may feel a dull or slight tingle. Modern acupuncture needles are stainless steel, between one-half and three-quarter inches long, ultra-fine and quite flexible. They are pre-sterilized and disposed of after a single use.
Patients of acupuncturists range from infants to senior citizens. They may be seeking an complementary or alternative therapy to Western medicine or it may be their last hope for relief, having exhausted other methods of treatment for a chronic condition. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture treat a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. The World Health Organization has identified specific conditions that have been treated effectively with TCM and acupuncture, including: addiction, allergies, arthritis, anxiety, cold&flu, cough, constipation, depression, diarrhea, facial paralysis, fatigue, fibromyalgia, gastritis, headaches, indigestion, infertility, immune disorders, insomnia, menstrual problems, menopause, nausea, PMS, sports injuries, stress, skin conditions, sciatica, and urination disorders.
Cupping is an effective form of treatment involving the use of cups to cause local suction on the skin. By creating a vacuum inside of a cup, it is then placed on specific areas (typically the back) to draw the skin and muscles into the cup. After it is left on the skin for a time, it usually leaves some marks on the area, indicating there were areas of obstruction or inflammation.
Cupping is used for a variety of reasons, some of which are to increase circulation to a specific area, increase muscle mobility, relieve tension, treats respiratory conditions, breaks up obstructions, and allows toxins to be removed by the body.
It is most commonly used to treat conditions such as muscle tension, coughs/colds, stomach problems, respiratory conditions, and swelling caused by lymph accumulation.
Cupping is completely safe, and while any marks afterward may seem alarming, it is just a sign that your body needed the treatment to be done.
Tuina is a form of Oriental bodywork that has been used in China for centuries. Tuina works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi. Removing these blockages restores the balance of qi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality.
Tuina is best suited for rectifying chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders that affect the digestive or respiratory systems. Among the ailments Tuina treats best are neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, sciatica and tennis elbow. However, because Tuina is designed to improve and restore the flow of qi, treatment often ends up causing improvements to the whole body, not just a specific area. Headaches, constipation, premenstrual symptoms and some emotional problems may also be effectively treated through Tuina.
Moxa therapy produces pleasant warming sensation that penetrates deep beneath the skin, while stimulating circulation. The herb used in this therapy is dried Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) which is burned above the skin (not directly touching the skin) at the site of acupuncture points and along meridian channels.
Moxa is especially beneficial in cases of pain, chronic illness, turning a breach baby, and when a patient is too weak to receive an acupuncture treatment.