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About Chinese Medicine
Ancient medicine in modern times, Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine that views the body, mind, and spirit as one. It also looks at a person as a part of nature, which means that, as humans, we are affected by nature.
Therefore, living in harmony with nature is keeping us relatively balanced and healthy. Being in harmony with nature is also about being true to our own essence.
Every external force is a factor affecting our body. Weather, nutrition, relationships, work etc. are all energies that we as individuals constantly encounter. Some energies nourish us, and some can present a challenge for our physical or emotional state.
Each individual has a unique constitution based on the time of birth and genetic background (which is our ancestral Qi), and therefore different individuals are prone to different kinds of energetic imbalance. The constitution can be looked at as the person's individual Qi. The stronger one's personal qi is, the more resilient this person will be in handling the external forces they encounter.
Qi flows through the body in pathways called meridians, and each meridian relates to a specific organ system (more like a function than the actual organ). Each organ and its energetic extension (the meridians) has various relationships with other organ systems. The constant interaction of nourishment and balancing is preserving homeostasis in the body and is sustaining life.
All types of Qi are affecting each other, and when a specific energy is not in the right place at the right time, or not sufficient in quantity, physical or emotional symptoms will arise.
With the use of fine needles on specific points along the meridians, the flow of energy can be restored in such a way that the body can return to its relatively normal function.
The treatment will be customized based on the time of treatment, the individual’s personal Qi (energy), and his or her current health condition.
Originating in Chinese philosophy, acupuncture takes into account and treats the entire human being. The body, mind, and spirit are seen as one. Qi氣 (the vital energy of life) is in everything and everywhere.
Normally, it flows throughout the body in a harmonic way through vessels called Mai 脉 (meridians) - the overall energy distribution system of channels and vessels along which the Qi flows to access all parts of the body.
Lack of qi or the presence of unsuited qi may disturb the flow. There can be many causes, physical as well as non-physical. Every disturbance of the equilibrium of the qi influences the whole human being: the body, mind, and the spirit. One could say that a disease is always caused by a disturbance of the flow of qì or by invasion of an external qì.
Every acupuncture point has a different kind of impact on the body based on its specific quality and quantity of qì it possesses. Its qì is determined based on the location and the meridian. The very thin acupuncture needles are applied to a small number of acupuncture points with minimal or no discomfort to the patient, and the body starts restoring its equilibrium. The flow of energy can then continue on its harmonious pathway through the body, and optimal health will be restored.
Moxibustion is a technique used in Chinese medicine. The plant Artemisia vulgaris (warm wood) is made in to “dried wool” and shaped into cones or cigars, burning the herb is creating heat and is directed to general areas of the body or specific acupuncture points. Moxa can be applied directly on the skin (with a mediator to protect it), few inches away from it, or placed on the acupuncture needles.
Moxibustion is used in Chinese medicine for prevention of disease and for healing. Applying direct heat onto the acupuncture points activates the energy within them. Heat is a generating force and is Yang in nature, therefore it is creating Yin in the body.
Moxa is part of Chinese medicine and when appropriate is applied on its own or in conjunction with Acupuncture as part of the Acupuncture treatment.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine.
Qigong has been practiced in China and has been a part of Chinese medicine and culture for thousands of years.
The word Qi (氣) refers to life`s energy. It is composed of two words: (气) steam that rises and (米) rice grain. In this connotation, it is the steam that is rising from the cooking of the rice. Qi can be translated as gas/ air/ vital energy / weather/ to make angry/ to annoy/ to get angry.
Depending on the context and other characters showing up with it in a sentence, the meaning can vary.
The word Gong ( 功 ) is composed of the radical (工) which means work and the character (力) that means power. The translation of Gong to English is meritorious deed or service / achievement / result / service / accomplishment / work.
Putting the words together, the meaning of Qigong is to cultivate life`s energy. Qigong has evolved through history, and its three main types are Spiritual, Medical, and Martial.
The ultimate practice of Qigong is meant to bring one to enlightenment through the spiritual practice, but throughout history, more emphasis was put into the physical aspect, especially in the West, since the spiritual practice was not commonly taught, and also since it requires more life style changes and dedication.
The popularity of Qigong in China grew through the evolution of martial Qigong when Damo (Bodhidharma), an Indian Buddhist monk who is now considered the patriarch of the Shaolin practices, came to China.
Damo had noticed that the monks who were performing spiritual practices were weak and have neglected their physical body. His observation and understanding led to a change, and his teachings promoted the idea that in order to cultivate high spiritual practice, the body needs to be strong as well.
His most famous teaching is the Muscle and Tendon Changing Qigong (Yi Jin Jing Qigong) and the Bone and Marrow Washing Qigong (Xi Sui Jing Qigong).
One of the most famous and effective Qigong forms - The Eight Brocades, or Ba Duan Jin in Chinese - is offered in the first course I have created. This flow is considered to be founded by a famous general named Yue Fei about 500 years after Damo.
It is regarded to be highly beneficial to one`s health and is a foundation for Qigong practice.
(CST) is a healing method founded by Dr. John E. Upledger. CST is based on Dr. Upledger’s clinical observations over the years and his scientific research conducted at Michigan State University from 1975 to 1983. In this healing modality, the focus is to bring a person back to balance by improving and enhancing the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow in the central nervous system (CNS).
CSF flow is affected by proper mobility of the cranial bones and healthy elasticity of the fascia. According to this approach, lack of the proper movement of the above can compromise the function of the internal organs and the flow of the CSF, which over time will cause emotional and physical illnesses.
During a CST session, the practitioner places hands on the patient’s body and manipulates it very lightly. This ultimately releases tension from the fascia, improves visceral functionality, and allows a better CSF flow in the CNS. During a CST session the patient remains fully dressed.
Reiki is a form of healing modality developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. In a traditional Reiki session, the practitioner places his/her hands lightly on or hovering slightly above the patient's body in a certain sequence based on the patient’s condition and concerns. The patient remains fully clothed and covered.
Reiki is based on Qi ("Chi"), which is a universal life force that is available to use and has no limits. Qi is transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage healing. Patients often fall asleep during this treatment and typically feel very relaxed upon completion.
Since originating in Japan, Reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world, and is now being offered to patients in some hospitals as a complementary treatment.
Shiatsu is a form of therapy in which pressure is applied to certain points on the body using the hands.
Bach Flower Remedies
Bach Flower remedies is a complete system of 38 flower essences invented by Dr. Edward Bach to be used for healing. Dr. Edward Bach was a physician and homeopath who lived from 1886 through 1936. During his life he researched a simple way to bring healing and to ease the suffering of people.
Dr. Bach believed that the emotional state of mind directly contributes to physical health. According to his writings, each person has a path in life and altering this path will cause emotional reactions that lead to physical ailments
The focus of the flower remedies is to prevent illness by addressing the emotional state of the patient.
. According to this system, each emotional state has the potential of directing a person in a “positive” or “negative” direction.
Each flower remedy addresses a different emotional state (i.e., fear, worry, anger, resentment) and transforms it into a positive state of the same emotion (i.e., courage and compassion.)
Based on this philosophy being free from the restriction of the “lower” vibration of the emotion will allow the individual to move on and stay true to their heart, stay on their own path and maintain good health.
Scientific research shows that water is a carrier of energy. When water is introduced with different matters, its molecular structure changes, and takes on the qualities of the matter which it was introduced with.
The remedies carry the energetic qualities of each flower and since the body is made of about 60% water, when consumed it will transfer the same qualities to the body.
Based on Chinese medicine theory, flowers are the highest and lightest part of the plant, therefore energetically will affect the lightest and most “Yang” aspect of a person. This theory fits very well with the Bach Flower system since emotions in Chinese medicine are considered the most Yang/esoteric aspect of our being.
The flower remedies were originally made by collecting the morning due from the flowers. Due to increase in use volume, now days the remedies are made by boiling the flowers in water or letting them sit in the water under the sunlight and then collected into bottles.
The Bach Flower remedies are safe to use at any age and have no side effects nor do they have any interactions with medications.
As a practitioner who utilizes an ancient art of medicine, I am relying on methods that stem from the ancient Chinese medicine philosophy and on thousands of years' successful experience.
I am obligated to try and find the right way to keep this tradition of healing out of respect for the great teachers who established it in the past and for my wise teachers today.
As part of my training, I have learned to work with traditional methods in a way that is suited for modern times. This method is effective for the present-day people who suffer from physical depletion and emotional overload from stress, worry, anger, and overstimulation that are caused by the nature of modern life.
My ultimate goal is to aid my patients in healing every aspect of their lives through full awareness, while encouraging them to take responsibility for their lives and to find the courage to make changes that need to be made in order for them to heal. I am obligated to try to the best of my ability to support them in healing of the old and new scars or injuries of the body, mind, and spirit.
I hold a four year degree in Ancient Chinese Medicine from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and am a NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist.
I received extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, acupuncture, and herbal medicine and completed my studies in Israel under the teaching of Peter van Kervel.
I also obtained certifications in Qi and Body Method of Shiatsu from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Zen Shiatsu therapy from the Reidman College of Chinese Medicine in Tel Aviv.
I acquired an integrated massage therapy certification from Tmurot College of Integrated Medicine in Tel Aviv as well.
I am nationally certified massage and body work therapist (NCBTMB) and licensed in Michigan to practice both acupuncture and massage & bodywork.
Other than my professional training in Chinese medicine and various manual therapeutic modalities, I hold a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu and have been training since the age of 16 in martial arts. The training has contributed immensely to my development as a healer and to my understanding of the human body and sprit and goes hand in hand with the formal training I have received.
- Flower Essences
Why Chinese Medicine?
- Holistic Approach
- Healthy Solutions
- Minimal Risk
- No Side Effects
- Preventive Medicine
About Eran Reznik
- National Board Certified Acupuncturist
- Licensed and National Board Certified Massage and Bodywork Therapist
- Certified in Zhen Shiatsu
- Certified in Qi and Body Method
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Bach Flower Remedies
Commonly Addressed Conditions:
- Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Tendonitis and Arthritis
- Migraines and Headaches
- Allergies and Asthma
- Digestive Issues
- Abnormal Blood Glucose Levels
- PMS and Menstrual Discomfort
- Menopause Related Issues
- Recurring Urinary Tract Infection
- Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence