Eastern Healing

Holistic approach promoting physical, mental, and spiritual well-being

Eastern Healing

A Healer’s Hand + The Nest emphasizes a holistic approach rooted in a diverse range of Eastern healing practices, from  Traditional Chinese Medicine to Japanese practices such as Shiatsu and Reiki.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the primary form of medicine used in many Asian countries. It is used by 25% of the global population and represents the oldest practiced health-care system in the world. While TCM does not diagnose diseases, it does help identify patterns of imbalance in the body. Treatments are designed to restore balance in the body, which allows the body to heal itself. TCM is a holistic healthcare system that incorporates all aspects of a person’s health. The body, mind, and spirit are evaluated together when determining the patterns of imbalance. Any disharmony within the body, mind, or spirit can affect the other.

Chinese Acupressure and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)

Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na) and acupressure are modalities of manual tissue manipulation to return the body into homeostasis or balance. The practitioner uses massage and acupressure to address the imbalance and appropriately nourish, drain, tonify, or sedate and bring balance to the patient. The Chinese believe that pain is caused by blockage of energy (qi) and/or blood. Because Tui Na incorporates various techniques and pattern recognition, it is able to target therapeutic differences for each individual case. Acupressure is a way to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture without needles. Although acupuncture is always encouraged, acupressure is still an effective and non-invasive alternative for ages one to 100. This approach to healing has been utilized for over 2,500 years and continues to be successful across hospitals and centers all over the world.

What conditions can be treated with acupressure?

  • Musculo-skeletal
    Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia
  • Gynecological
    Menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome
  • Psycho-emotional & Neurological
    Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus, intercostals neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia
  • Gastrointestinal
    Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis
  • Respiratory
    Colds & flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
    Toothaches, earaches, sinusitis, rhinitis
  • Circulatory
    Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris
  • Urogenital
    Cystitis, stress incontinence, prostatitis, neurogenic bladder, prostatic hypertrophy

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine safe for children and pregnant mothers?

Yes, under the care of a trained practitioner TCM is safe for everyone. In fact, TCM is well suited to treat pregnancy and post-partum complications including threatened and habitual miscarriage, morning sickness, and labor and delivery problems.