ADJUNCTIVE THERAPIES

Most patients at Johal Health Centre have at least one of the following therapies included in their treatment.  These techniques offer a range of applications, customized to your particular case, that enhance your core treatment.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Therapy

Using the most sophisticated form of natural medicine in the world, many common health problems and diseases can be effectively treated with this natural and safe approach.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical science based in physiological functionality. This comprehensive system boasts its own diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities which include acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. The cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine is Chinese herbology, which has been continually practiced and documented for over 2,500 years. It is one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world in terms of analyzing patterns of ill health and successfully resolving problems.

Unlike Western herbology, which promotes single herbs with singular benefits, Chinese herbology uses herbs in concert to treat multiple disorders at the same time. Our pharmacy contains many proprietary herbal formulas designed to tonify the human body and increase vitality. Herbs can be very powerful, but to be effective they must be prescribed based on a proper diagnosis and administered on an individual basis.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.  

Auricular acupuncture

 The ear is one of the most widely used microsystems of acupuncture.  It is viewed as a reflection of the whole body and observation and palpation of areas of the ear are useful for diagnosis and effective for treatment.  We use ear points on  patients and often provide pressballs or magnets to provide continuous stimulation of the points after your appointment.  

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have been introduced and this is what we use.