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Shinto Path

The Medicine Of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of one of the oldest, evidence-based medical systems known to humankind. It has endured for more than 2000 years (according to our most reliable archaeological records) effectively addressing dysfunction at many levels - individual, family, community, even population. At its core, it is a recipe for us humans to live long, happy lives together, free of major discomfort and disease. Here's how.

Care Tailored To You

When you come to Turtle Tree, the first thing we'll do is listen to your story and design a treatment plan just for you. Using our years of experience treating a diverse group of individuals and conditions, we'll blend a variety of longstanding, evidence-based therapies - including acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medicine, qigong, and more - to create the perfect recipe for health and wellbeing in you.

Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Fine needles (often as thin as a human hair) are inserted gently into the body at precise locations shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health conditions. These locations may also be stimulated by an herbal warming therapy called moxibustion. The WHO recognizes acupuncture for over 40 common ailments. 

Cupping & Other Manual Therapies

Cupping is performed by creating suction on the body with rounded glass cups. Tissue is gently lifted up into the cup to relieve tension and pain and stimulate acupuncture points. Other hands-on techniques include tui na (Chinese medicinal massage), gua sha (a scraping therapy that uses a smooth tool such as a porcelain spoon to massage the skin and superficial muscles), and acupressure. 

Herbal Medicine & Food Therapy

We use over 300 herbs with a wide range of medicinal properties including analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immune enhancing, antiviral, glucose regulating, cardio-protective, and many more. Herbs and food are much gentler on the human body than most drugs, but they are effective medicines with few (if any) side effects.

The Way

Perhaps the greatest tool in our medicine chest is the tome of insights into Nature’s laws and rhythms that acupuncture's medicine holds at its center. This wisdom acts as a guide to us in developing healthful, natural, and reparative life practices that not only heal disease and prevent illness but also enhance our innate ability to thrive. At Turtle Tree, we believe this is the real medicine, and we hope to share it with you. 

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