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THE RISE SYSTEM

Natural, Proactive, and Root-Cause Solutions

We combine traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with modern functional medicine diagnostic principles and techniques to identify the root cause of your health concerns. Then, we apply our in-clinic therapies in support of lifestyle therapy to help you restore balance.

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Comprehensive Evaluation

Our diagnosis goes beyond symptoms. We identify patterns of disharmony in your body using TCM diagnostic techniques. Then, we integrate the wisdom of TCM with advanced functional medicine lab testing to create a comprehensive picture of your health. This combined approach allows us to pinpoint the root cause of your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan.

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Natural, Holistic Therapies

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Our natural, holistic therapies, including acupuncture, manual therapy, cupping, guasha, infrared therapy, and medical-grade supplements, stimulate your body's innate ability to self-heal and address the root cause of your health concerns and promote overall well-being (without the side effects of conventional medicine).

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Lifestyle Therapy

Building healthy habits is a cornerstone of lasting wellness. We don't just treat symptoms; we empower you to take charge of your health. Our natural therapies work synergistically with lifestyle therapy to support your journey towards a healthier you. We'll work with you to cultivate healthier sleep, stress management, dietary, and exercise habits, fostering long-term well-being. See Rise & Shine.

TCM FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

TCM Functional Medicine seamlessly merges Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles with state-of-the-art Functional Medicine techniques. By combining TCM's ancient wisdom, emphasizing systemic balance, with modern diagnostic tools and treatment protocols, we provide a comprehensive understanding of a client's health. Utilizing traditional diagnostic methods alongside medical thermography and laboratory assessments, TCM Functional Medicine offers personalized treatment plans that address root causes, promoting healing through acupuncture, herbal medicine, natural health supplements, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle recommendations. This integrative approach optimizes the body's natural healing mechanisms, providing a holistic perspective for long-term health and well-being.

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ACUPUNCTURE (Medical/Wellness/Cosmetic)

The effect of acupuncture is predicated upon the meridian theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as well as physiological reactions in the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, and lymphatic systems. We possess an extensive understanding of meridians, human anatomy and physiology, as well as a mastery of acupuncture needling technique. Our unique acupuncture system, which features specialized meridian assessments and needle manipulations, is a product of modern medical research and eight generations of cumulative clinical experience. As a result, we are able to select the most effective acupuncture points for your condition and place needles effortlessly and painlessly. Electro-acupuncture is also applied when appropriate. Only sterile single-use needles are used.

MANUAL THERAPY (Structural Integration, Massage)

Pain and discomfort often arise as a result of built-up tension and imbalances in the connective tissue network, which is reflected in the posture. In combination with a comprehensive postural assessment, we use a unique manual therapy system of tuina and structural integration that incorporates soft-tissue manipulations, osseous manipulations, and therapeutic exercises to release myofascial restrictions, correct postural imbalances, and realign your entire musculoskeletal system. Manual therapy is often used in conjunction with acupuncture.

CUPPING

Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This relieves muscle tension, improves overall blood flow, and promotes cell repair. It also stimulates the formation of new connective tissues and blood vessels. In some cases, wet cupping is used for controlled medicinal bleeding. We perform both dry and wet cupping. Wet cupping is performed using only sterile cups.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Chinese herbal medicine is the largest organized herbal system in the world. We prescribe Chinese herbs both as a complement to acupuncture treatments and as a primary form of therapy. Chinese herbs can help correct unhealthful imbalances and patterns. Herbal medicine is particularly effective in treating chronic problems and other conditions that do not respond readily to conventional medicines. We meticulously source our herbs and supplements from only the most reputable, most ethical, and highest quality suppliers so that you can rest assured that they are the safest and most effective products on the market. We offer herbs in whole, capsule, tablet, and granule forms.

MOXIBUSTION & INFRARED THERAPY

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy that involves the burning of mugwort to facilitate healing. It is primarily used to stimulate blood circulation and maintain general health. There are a few ways to perform moxibustion. In one method, dried mugwort (moxa) is rolled into a cigar shape and is held near acupuncture points. It may also be burned directly on the body atop a layer of salt or ginger. Moxibustion produces a warm and soothing sensation that penetrates deep into the surrounding tissue, warming your whole body. We also use TDP lamps for infrared therapy.

DIETARY & LIFESTYLE THERAPY

Dietary therapy at Rise draws from the wisdom of both the Eastern and Western understandings of nutrition. Dietary prescriptions in Chinese medicine are based on the way foods affect the human body at the systemic level, taking into account the individual's constitution and microbiome as well as physical and social environmental factors, such as seasons, climate, and relationships. The Western understanding of nutrition is based on macro- and micro-nutrient dietary profiles. An important component of our wellness system is individualized dietary prescriptions according to Eastern and Western nutrition principles. We also prescribe individualized lifestyle cognitive-behavioral therapy to help regulate certain aspects of your lifestyle (e.g., exercise, sleep habits, etc.).

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MEDITATIVE PRACTICES

Meditative practices at Rise draw from the wisdom of classical Eastern meditation teachings as well as from insights gained from modern medical research into the human mind and the mind-body connection. The Rise meditation system involves a systematic progression through a series of practices, beginning with mindful breathing and advancing to Zhan Zhuang (站桩) and Ba Duan Jin (八段锦). By building and reinforcing beneficial neural pathways, consistent practice grounds and centers the mind and strengthens the mind-body connection. This allows the practitioner to better endure the physical and mental stresses of daily life and to harness the power of the human mind in order to promote optimal health and wellness.

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