Anne practices East Asian Medicine, which includes the following modalities:
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture – The insertion of super-fine needles into the skin at specific acupuncture points to move qi (vital energy), blood, and fluids in the body.
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture - A style of acupuncture that also uses super-fine needles but with a more shallow insertion. There is an emphasis on palpation and direct moxibustion. For children, Japanese techniques that do not require needle insertion are often employed.
Moxibustion Therapy - A soothing and warming process that involves the burning of moxa (Chinese Mugwort) over areas of the body or individual acupuncture points.
Chinese Herbal Medicine – Chinese herbs and medicinals can either be taken internally in the form of teas and pills, or applied externally in the form of poultices, plasters, and ointments. Herbal prescriptions are based on each individual's condition and diagnosis.
Tuina Massage – A form of Traditional Chinese medical massage and acupressure that is used in combination with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat a wide range of conditions. Manual release of trigger points may be incorporated.
Cupping - A technique in which small glass cups are placed on the skin via suction. This process stimulates blood flow and moves qi and feels like a deep tissue massage.
Dietary Advice - Differing from western nutritional advice, this is based on each individual's condition, lifestyle needs and Chinese medical diagnosis.
Gua Sha- Gua Sha is a method of scraping the surface of the body (commonly the upper back) to produce temporary bruising which stimulates the immune system and has anti inflammatory effects.