Chinese Medicine

Where there is free flow,
there is no pain,
where there is pain,
there is no free flow.

- Huang Di Nei Jing

What is Chinese Medicine?

Classical Chinese Medicine is a holistic system of healthcare that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is based on the principles of natural balance and harmony, and recognizes the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. Unlike Western medicine, which focuses on treating symptoms, Chinese Medicine seeks to address the root cause of illness and promote overall wellness.

At Essential Elements, we specialize in Classical Chinese Medicine, which is based on the ancient texts and teachings of Chinese medicine. This approach emphasizes the importance of individualized diagnosis and treatment, and utilizes a range of modalities, including Chinese Medical Massage, Gua Sha, Cupping, and Moxibustion to restore balance and promote healing.

One of the core principles of Chinese Medicine is the concept of Qi, or vital energy, which flows through the body along pathways known as meridians. When Qi is flowing freely, the body is in a state of balance and health. However, when Qi is blocked or disrupted, illness can result. There is an ancient Chinese saying, “Where there is free flow, there is no pain, where there is pain, there is no free flow.” Chinese Medicine seeks to restore the free flow of Qi and restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit.

At Essential Elements, we believe that Classical Chinese Medicine has a vital role to play in promoting health and wellness in today’s fast-paced, high- stress world. Contact us today to learn more about how Chinese Medicine can help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

Chinese Medicine asks the body, what is going on?

These answers come back to your practitioner through blood analysis, pulse, abdomen, and tongue analysis. When you feel that Eastern Medicine has failed, and you don’t want to take a pill for that, get the cortisone shot, Chinese Medicine can provide the solution. Get autonomy for your own wellness, by factoring in the benefits Chinese Medicine can provide.

Great for Treating

  • Post pandemic depression & anxiety.
  • Chronic pain. 
  • Mens & Womens hormonal issues.
  • All stages of Womens hormonal health. 
  • Medicinal alternative. 
  • Feeling of not being heard by Doctor. 
  • The feeling of being sick and tired, of being sick and tired.

Benefits of Treatment

  • Improved sense of balance.
  • Strength coping with life change.
  • Better sleep.
  • Pain relief.
  • Better sense of joy and vitality.
  • Relief of sinus pressure and congestion.
  • Better mensural regulation.

Therapeutic Tools

Fire Cupping

Cupping is a time-honored therapy that has been a part of traditional medicine across the globe. Its earliest recorded use is found in a book by Ge Hong, a Taoist alchemist and herbalist, from 281-341 AD. In the 1830s, cupping was used in English hospitals to treat contagious diseases, leading to the development of “cuppers” as staff members.

Cupping is known to move stagnant Qi and blood, regulate and invigorate the flow of Qi and blood, and release muscle tension. During a cupping session, cups are placed on the skin and a vacuum is created, drawing the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. This suction is believed to stimulate circulation and promote healing. Cupping can leave circular bruises on the skin, which typically fade within a few days.


Moxibation, also known as “moxa,” is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves burning an herb called mugwort to produce heat and stimulate specific acupuncture points on the body. This process can help to scatter cold, add warmth, and balance the body’s energy, or qi. Moxa can be used to treat both excess and deficient conditions and can be applied in a variety of ways, including directly on the skin, on top of an acupuncture needle, or as a warming compress.

From Leslie: One of the benefits of moxa is that it can be easily incorporated into a patient's self care routine, providing them with a sense of accountability and empowerment in their healing process as they take an active role in their own health and well-being.

Gua Sha

This technique involves the use of a tool to release external tension and treat cold and flu symptoms. It is also effective for treating muscle tension and can bring blood to the area to flush and heal.
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