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Practitioners are trained an average of 4 years full-time in a graduate level program. They treat patients under direct supervision for their last 2 years of training. They are trained in the theory and application of Chinese Medicine as well as being fully trained in Western Medicine by Medical Doctors, including, but not limited to, reading laboratory results, amd are responsible to know western pharmaceuticals’ actions and side-effects, as well as when to refer out to other healthcare practitioners. Upon obtaining their Master’s Degree, they sit for 4 National Board Exams, which include Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine Theory and Diagnosis. There are no short-cuts to learning the full scope of this comprehensive medicine. For a more detailed requirements for licensure, please visit this site.

                                                                                                                                                         

237 S. Liberty Street at the corner of Chestnut and Liberty Streets just north of downtown.  There are three “pharmacy” parking spots in front as well as plenty of off-street parking nearby.

 


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MEDICINAL TEA PREPARATION

These are standard instructions for one paper bag making 2 days of worth of tea

Cook in stainless steel, glass, or earthenware (Avoid aluminum and iron)

Standard Instructions:

  1. Pour all loose herbs from 1 paper bag into 10 cups spring water and pre-soak 30-45 minutes.
  1. After pre-soaking, bring to a boil and cook at a low-medium boil mostly covered for 50 minutes.
  1. Strain resulting tea into a glass container/s
                • Divide the total strained liquid equally into 2 jars, one jar for each day.
                • Divide 1 day of tea into 3 equal doses
                • Drink at morning, mid day and evening 30 min before, or 45 min after a meal.
                • Store decocted herbs in the refrigerator, warm or allow to come to room temperature before drinking.

* Check for a plastic baggie in your herb mix, if there is one, follow the instructions written on the baggie.

                •  If the instructions are to cook the herb in the baggie extra time, Simmer covered for the number minutes indicated prior to adding the rest of the pre-soaked herbs. Make sure herb remains covered with 1 inch of water during cooking. Pre-soak other herbs while this herb simmers.o


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Moxibustion (Moxa) is the crushed leaves of Artemesia arygi Folium.  This herb is used internally in decoctions, topically in salves and lineaments and is burned above the skin for its healing and warming properties.  The burning of moxa is strong to stimulate healing, alleviate pain and restore function.  


With Cupping, glass cups are applied to the body using suction; the cups are either left stationary, or they are moved over an area by the practitioner.  Cupping can reduce muscular tension and joint pain, remove toxins from muscles and can alleviate cough and loosen phlegm stuck in the lungs.

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Tui Na translates to “Push- Grasp,” and is a Chinese Medical Massage.  Tui Na uses various massage and stretching techniques to address the root patterns diagnosed by the practitioner.  Tui Na may be incorporated into your acupuncture appointment as indicated.

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Gua Sha is the use of a rounded-edge massage tool with a scraping motion across the skin.  Gua Sha can be used to help shorten the duration of a cold, reduce coughing, alleviate muscle tension and pain and open the meridians.

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Patients file directly with their insurance companies.  We simply provide an itemized receipt for your visit and the necessary filing form with your diagnostic codes and our treatment code. Depending on your insurance, some companies cover both the acupuncture treatment and supplements.  We advise patients to check with their insurance company.

We accept HSA’s (Health Savings Account) at Silver Leaf Natural Medicine. Just slide your card and sign.

If you have further questions, please call Maranda at the front desk: 828.254.0353.

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