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Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese healing art, is the methodological foundation of Dr. Nawei’s practice. Into strategic points along the patient’s network of meridians she inserts very fine needles, and this affects the flow of Qi in certain organs or bodily functions, facilitating the restoration of vibrancy and wellness. Dr. Nawei is internationally known for her “single point” technique, in which she uses the fewest number of needles to produce the maximum effect.
In use since the 1930s, Electro-Acupuncture is a technique in which Dr. Nawei attaches wires to pairs of acupuncture needles already in place on the patient. Very gradually she adjusts a device that delivers a mild, pulsating electrical current, which passes through the tissue between the needles. Dr. Nawei often uses electro-acupuncture for conditions such as chronic pain, where there is either a blockage of Qi or it is sluggish and difficult to stimulate.
Traditional Chinese medicine regards the outer part of the ear (auricle) as a microsystem with two hundred points that refer to various organs and other parts of the body. Dr. Nawei sometimes uses Ear Acupuncture for certain conditions or to enhance the effect of a regular acupuncture treatment.
In Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy, Dr. Nawei injects small amounts of saline, vitamins (notably Vitamin B12), or Chinese herbs in the same locations that she would insert conventional acupuncture needles. This technique serves to improve the quality and flow of interstitial fluid, the function of which has been compromised by injury, illness, or fatigue. Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy helps especially to relieve muscle spasms, inflammation, arthritis, and vitamin deficiency. Of the handful of states where this kind of therapy is legally performed by licensed acupuncturists, Colorado ‘s policies are the most comprehensive and clearly stated.
Dr. Nawei also makes use of the ancient practice of Cupping, in which glass “cups” are placed on the patient’s back and, through a variety of methods, a vacuum is created inside the cup, thus stimulating the flow of Qi. Cupping is frequently used for relaxing muscles, for treating respiratory disorders (such as the common cold, bronchitis, and pneumonia), and for stimulating the immune system.
Dr. Nawei is highly trained in the art of Chinese Herbal Medicine, the origins of which extend back at least 5,000 years. Chinese Herbal formulas include more than 450 plant, mineral, and animal substances, some familiar (chrysanthemum) and some rather exotic-sounding (huang qi or astragalus). Dr. Nawei prescribes these either in the form of patent herbs, which come in pellet-like pills, or in combinations that she customizes for the patient. In the treatment of illness and disease, acupucture and Chinese herbs are powerful allies.
Dr. Nawei’s clinic is also pleased to offer Chinese-style Theraputic Massage (Tui Na) and Chinese-style Foot Massage / Reflexology. Both are based on the same precepts as acupuncture and complement the effects of Dr. Nawei’s treatments in the restoration of a patient’s flow of Qi and energy balance.
Hagens, Wouter. Acupuncture Points in the Ear. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons, 29 Feb. 2004. Auriculotherapy. Web. 8 Feb. 2016. <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ooracupunctuurpunten.jpg>.
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