Release, Relax, Unwind
To improve the well-being of others by providing safe and effective acupuncture treatments, herbs, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and dietary and lifestyle advice in a relaxing environment.
To bring awareness and improved health to the people of Red Wing and surrounding communities by administering various modalities of Chinese Medicine in an integrative wellness center.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called qi (pronounced “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your qi and acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence qi and help it flow back into balance.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create a light suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.
Food is medicine, and in the Chinese medical model we implement dietary changes to optimize our healing potential. As with all things Chinese medicine, changes in nutrition are suggested depending on the patient’s constitution. While one patient may have a dominance of internal cold and damp, another may suffer from heat and dryness. The Chinese have constructed a framework to talk about the nature of foods. Some foods are warm in nature, while others are cold in nature. Some are dry, while some are damp. Additionally, foods may have one or more of the five flavors: sweet, spicy, salty, bitter, and sour that are used as guidelines for determining the best dietary guidelines for the individual.
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