Moonlight Medicine ​​
Acupuncture & Laser


Acupuncture is an ancient medicine, that use fine sterilize needles as a medium to regulate the body’s Meridians system. The Meridian system is based on theoretical findings of traditional teachings of the indigenous people of China. Meridians are mapped over our bodies, they are connected to our internal organs, and the of outer ways of our living, like our relations with earth, such as our geographic location.
Acupuncture is wholistic healing that is rooted from Qi, Yin-Yang, Holism, Meridian, & 5 Element theory.

Chinese Medicine 

Scosha Diamond 
Registered Acupuncturist, Indigenous Reiki Teacher, Medical Intuitive 
CMAAC #2007-16 
http://www.cmaac.ca/
 
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM)?

Traditional Chinese Medicine     

   
  • One of the oldest medicines in the world
  • A holism approach to body, mind, & emotion 
  • A connection to the earth, sun and moon. 
  • Regenerates the bodies natural self-healing abilities
  • A medicine of prevention

 
 
Five Key Concepts of TCM

1. Qi

  • Unseen force, like the wind, or breathe
  • Qi is Life, & and heart of TCM
  • Intelligence of Universe, life force


2. The Meridian Theory 

  • Internal- External relations
  • 12 regulator Meridians
  • Eight Extraordinary Meridians
  • Carries Energy, Blood, & information
  • a structure of vitality 


3. The Yin/Yang Theory

  • Balance and Harmony
  • Fundamental to TCM Practice
  • There are four laws 
    • Yin-Yang are opposites
    • Interdependent: Can not exist without each other
    • Mutual consumption of Yin and Yang
    • Inter-transformation of Yin and Yang.

Yang                         Yin
Heaven                    Earth
Sun                           Moon
Light                         Darkness
Fire                           Water
Time                         Space
Energy                      Matter
Activity                     Rest
Generates               Grows
Expansion               Contraction


4. The Five Element Theory  

  • A Theory of Connection and Interaction
  • A Comprehensive Template Reflecting Natural Law
  • The Relationships of Generation and Restriction




















5. Holism 




















Modalities of Chinese Medicine 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine involving the insertion of solid acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. The needles alone create the benefits of acupuncture. No drug is injected. Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and vitality, reduce or relieve pain, and improve the function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and efficient and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.
Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.

Laser-Acupuncture 

Low-Level Laser Acupuncture, also known as cold laser, uses low-intensity lasers and light emitting diodes (LEDs) at the infrared and visible red wavelengths to relieve pain and reduce inflammation caused by damaged tissue. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_level_laser_therapy
   
Low-Level Laser Acupuncture is not a newly-discovered treatment. It was pioneered in the 1960s and there are thousands of published studies documenting its effects in a range of medical and veterinary applications. Health professionals around the world use Low Level Laser to treat patients suffering from a range of acute and chronic pain conditions.

QiPulse Red Lasers
This isn’t the typical laser pointer you buy at the office supply store. (Those have a completely different wavelength.) This is the real thing!

Stimulating, red laser light has been proven by decades of use. 

Correct 635 nM wavelength
5 mW power for safety
FDA Class IIIa laser product


QiCalm Blue Lasers
For years calming, blue light has traditionally been associated with relaxation, sedation, and tranquility. Though blue LED’s have been readily available for years, a true, saphire-blue laser is a new development. 
 
A true, 450nM blue laser requires an advanced manufacturing process that is more expensive than the cheaper violet lasers.

Correct 450 nM wavelength
5 mW power for safety
FDA Class IIIa laser product


Is Laser Acupuncture the same as Laser Light Therapy?

Laser Acupuncture is performed by a Licenced Acupuncturist who has extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

An acupuncture laser device is the same as normal acupuncture except that laser light is used instead of acu-needles, which great for people that don't like needles!

Treating with laser acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points, and meridians using the foundations of Chinese Medicine, the concepts of holism, 5 elements, yin-yang, the meridians systems, and QI.

General laser therapy is the application of infrared light and/or visible red light to injured or damaged local tissue directly on the affected area, without the stimulation of the pathways or the knowledge of Chinese Medicine foundations.  

            
Acupressure

Acupressure uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing.
Acupressure focuses on relieving pain and discomfort as well as on responding to tension before it develops into a “disease,” that is, before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage.

   
Fire Cupping

Fire Cupping is a type of acupressure therapy using specially designed glass cups that are heated in such a way that when they are applied to the body a vacuum is created, and the skin is gently pulled up into a cup.
In its simplest form, fire cupping is a type of deep tissue massage that promotes stress relief ad relaxation. As a medicinal therapy, cupping has been bronchitis, asthma, colds, digestive diseases, musculoskeletal pain, some gynecological disorders, gastro-intestinal disorders, lung diseases, and paralysis, thought it can be used for other disorders as well.     


Guasha
  
Guasha is a scarping method to release heat from the body, the appearance is of different colour bruising called sha. 






Reflexology

Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet. Reflexologists believe that these areas reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and a person’s general health.







 
    




Auricular Therapy 

Therapy may include Acu-needles, Acu-Laser and Herbal Seeds. 

Auricular seeds are made up of an herbal seed that is from a Vaccaria Plant. They are tiny black seed beads that are placed on medical tape. Auricular Seeds applies pressure to the corresponding auricular point(located on the ear) for the condition that is in need of stimulation. The client can rub or press the seeds for additional effect. Auricular seeding offers treatment over time,
During the winter seasons, the client leaves the seeds on the ear for 3-5 days, during the summer 1-3 days.
After one removes the seeds they rest their ears/points for 5-7 days(winter), 3-5 days(summer).
After the rest period is over the client replaces the seeds for another treatment.
Auricular Seed Therapy kits will have a minimal of seven treatments, and depend on the unique condition more treatments may have to be taken




Tai Chi/Qi Gong

Tai Chi is slow, meditative, deep breathing, a gentle movement which connects the mind and body. Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises started as a martial art in China. People of any age are welcome to join, and practise Tai Chi, and Qi Gong -this technique is recommended for a person as they age to bring physical exercise to their body, getting their bones, muscles, and energy moving, so they remain in good working order. As the art develops the purpose is to enhance physical and mental health, leading to greater awareness, calmness, and an overall sense of wellness.
Qi Gong is an art that involves a series of postures and exercises including slow, circular movements, controlled breathing, and focused meditation.