Consultations for new patients for acupuncture are virtual. The initial in office treatment are done on a separate day.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has helped billions of people over the past 5,000 years. Acupuncture care helps to relieve symptoms and signs of many health problems. It can also uncover the underlying root cause(s) of those symptoms.
The goal of this dynamic and integrated health care system is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body. It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illnesses and diseases.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free and effective. The perfect way to get well and stay healthy. Click here for more information on How Acupuncture Works. Our Oriental Medicine Techniques include: Acupuncture, Exercise Movements, Auricular Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Electro-Acupuncture, Qi-Gong, Moxibustion, Scalp Acupuncture, Acupressure/Tui-Na, Gua Sha, Tai Chi.
We do our herbal consultations virtually but some in office visits may be needed depending on consultation and treatment protocol.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the major pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a comprehensive health care system used for over 3,000 years in China and in the world today.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. People in China have been using natural herbs to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions for thousands of years.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is composed of over 5,000 plant (composed of roots, bark, flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves and branches), mineral and animal substances. However, about 600 of these herbs are commonly used.
These herbs are combined into formulas that address health problems and support the mind-body system. Chinese Patent herbs are premixed herb combinations according to the traditional formulas developed by experts in traditional Chinese medicine through over 3000 years.
They are similar to over-the-counter-drugs and usually in the form of pill, capsule and liquid. The advantages of Chinese patent herbs are convenient, ease to take, less expensive.
Prescribed herbs are mixed by a herbalist according to an individual patient’s symptoms and diagnoses. In general, prescribed herbs are more effective than patent herbs because the prescribed herbs are tailored to your symptoms and conditions exclusively by your herbalist.
Herbs can treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions. Compared with chemical medicines, Chinese Herbal Medicine is much more gentler and safer because it is made of natural herbs.
Most of Chinese herbs do not cause side effects. Even some side effects that do occur among a few herbs, those side effects can be easily counteracted with other herbs.
For these reasons, people turn to herbal therapy for a number of indications. More and more people rely on Chinese Herb Medicine as an alternative after chemical medicines failed.
Consultations for nutritional therapy are virtual but some in office visits may be needed to evaluate further depending on consultation and treatment protocol. Nutritional therapy is usually combined with herbal therapies and acupuncture. Our office uses applied kinesiology or “muscle testing” when evaluating nutritional protocols.
Designed Clinical Nutrition is defined as:
DESIGNED: Especially prepared for you, based on a specific plan.
CLINICAL: Pertaining to the results achieved in clinical use on a multitude of patients over many years.
NUTRITION: Real food, as designed by Nature, to enable the body to repair itself and become healthier. After you receive your analysis, you will get a specifically designed nutrition program, based off the information your body provides. Most programs include dietary suggestions (as well as whole food supplements) to aid your body in healing itself. Concentrated whole food supplements are used. These have been prepared by a unique process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components.
Detoxification is the removal of toxic waste from our body whether it is physiological or medicinal. At our office we use several different modalities to assist with detoxification.
- Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies
- We offer smoking cessation programs as well as protocols to help individuals deal with and recover from substance abuse and addiction.
- For our detoxification program with acupuncture, our office will require you purchase a 12 or 24 visit package. The key to a successful detox protocol is consistency, especially if you are looking to quit smoking or dealing with withdrawals symptoms.
- Functional Medicine
- Detox Kits/ Programs – call the office for more information regarding purchasing our detox kits
- Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage sessions are only done on Thursdays and Friday, for new patients, a consultation will be needed.
When detoxing the body, Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests cleansing the body at every change of the seasons.
Our Lymphatic System plays an important role in the immune system and helps maintain the balance of fluids in the body. Lymph nodes filter out harmful cells for removal by the body’s defense system.
Like a drainage system, fragile vessels carry lymph, composed of extra fluid, protein, dead cells, bacteria and cellular waste products from body tissues back towards the circulatory system. When we change our regular lifestyle routine, change our diet, move to other parts of the country with different vegetation and the associated allergens, succumb to stresses of all sorts, acquire new pets or have health challenges, we might want to push the reset button on our body’s lymph system.
Lymph flow is activated by contraction of lymph vessels, muscle movement during exercise, and deep breathing.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specific, slow and gentle massage, mimicking the body’s own rhythm of lymph flow.
MLD, administered by a trained therapist, stimulates that flow and brings about a general detoxification of the body.
Our office offers functional medicine. This is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.
With functional medicine, we do not focus on a particular diagnosis or cluster of symptoms. Each symptom that a person can have is caused by a metabolic dysfunction of the body process. Our bodies all function systematically with each system working together, any type of stressors to the body can throw any of the systems off thus creating dysfunction or dis-ease.
We work with different labs to determine a treatment protocol that works well for you. Each of these labs opens up health opportunities that can be addressed with a particular treatment protocol designed for you from the results of these labs. Treatment protocols can be 3-6 months in length.
With functional medicine we can help address some concerns such as –
- Gut health
- Past infections
- Leaky gut
- H. Pylori
- Environmental concerns
- Mold toxicity
- Heavy Metals/ Chemical exposure
- Food allergies
- Female hormones
- Cycle Mapping
- Anxiety/ Stress/ Depression
- Adrenal fatigue
- And more…
The consultation to do functional medicine are virtual only and done on Fridays. Most labs are not reimbursed by insurance.
Our office uses several different modalities to aid in pain management. We highly recommend acupuncture treatments. Consistent treatments can help alleviated chronic pain. Along with acupuncture, our office will recommend cupping to release tension and increase blood flow. Cupping is similar to a deep tissue massage.
Along with acupuncture our office offers the use of the infrared sauna. An Infrared sauna can help with pain management and lower inflammation. For more information regarding health benefits click here.
We also us an infrared light therapy device that emits “low-level light” and uses specific wavelengths to stimulate the body responses and can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, ease muscle pain, relieve joint stiffness, and enhance overall cell performance on a microscopic level. Infrared light therapy works by boosting cellular energy to encourage and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.
Another device we have at the office for pain management is a PEMF device. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) reduces inflammation, stimulate cell metabolism and can help you recover faster from an injury. These devices work on a cellular level for healing as well.
Both of these devices are safe non invasive medical grade equipment and FDA approved.
Call the office for more information regarding the use of these devices.
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) or Thermography, creates images that illustrate heat patterns in the body. The thermal images are analyzed for abnormalities which can show early signs of disease in the body.
Our office has teamed up with Longevity Center to bring thermography to the Hampton Roads area. At this time, appointments are only available on certain days of the month. Spots book up fast.
Click here to book an appointment online or call 1-888-580-0040.
Watch a brief video on the importance and benefits of thermography scans with Dr. Dabu and Tammy Leiner, owner and founder of Longevity Center. This video can answer common questions regarding thermography and its benefits.
Thermography scans are not only for women and breast cancer awareness, men can benefit as well.
Here are some things thermography can detect –
- Pain and inflammation
- Dental issues
- Sinus issues
- Immune Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue
- Digestive disorders
- Heart disease
- Lymph flow
Call the office if you have any questions regarding the use and benefits of thermography.