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Moxibustion--short video. These are the recommended points for COVID-19 from experience in Wuhan. For more information regarding treatment using moxa, see long video below.

Cupping has become quite fashionable with the display of Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet not to mention Michael Phelp’s amazing performance at the Olympics, while sporting purple dots on his back and shoulders that looked like an octopus had hugged him. However, cupping is effective in moving toxins as well as everything else it can do. Join Dr. Levings as she introduce the use of cupping for self-care of muscle aches and pains.

Moxibustion--Long Video is a technique of burning mugwort to fill and open deficient and cold channels, including such problems as dysmenorrhea, diarrhea, numbness and tingling. This treatment can be administered at home with proper precautions. Join Dr. Ann Levings, RN, DAOM Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for this introduction to using moxibustion for self-care.

Gua Sha is a form of self-care for releasing many minor aliments such as colds and flu, muscle cramping, sore muscles and tight IT bands, etc. In Chinese medicine we often employ this technique to “release the exterior pathogen” and in sports medicine for such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome or Dupytren’s contraction. Join me for this introduction to help yourself or family to treat some minor ailments. Hosted by Dr. Ann Levings, RN, DAOM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Tui Na translates as "push-pull". It is a form of bodywork used by Chinese medicine doctors and practitioners to move Qi and restore channel flow, thereby restoring nutrients and removing waste to return function, comfort and health to blocked areas. Self-treatment is an effective home remedy for many problems of the musculo-skeletal system. Join me as I introduce some basic techniques that can be applied to self or family members to relieve systems. Hosted by Dr. Ann Levings, RN, DAOM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.   Handout for TuiNa Class

8-pieces of Brocade is a simple warm-up before starting TaiQi. It can be done standing or seated. If I can do it, you can do it!  Here's the handout.         


Cultivating Health and Longevity using Chinese Medicine. In Chinese medicine, the underlying principle of health and longevity cultivation is to “follow nature”. The dedication to this philosophy, with few exceptions, determines the resultant health. This philosophy has developed and improved over the past 5000 years and encompasses the whole self: mind, body, and spirit, and embraces the individual needs of each person. When we bring ourselves into harmony with the natural rhythms, we improve the quality of our lives. Join Dr. Ann Levings as she introduces the basic principles of health through the lens of Chinese Medicine.


Self-care thru food and weight management. The chief cause of any disease is a deficiency syndrome. Food must be whole and supplementing of the vital essence. Today’s fad diets, supplementing of vitamins and minerals, and inappropriate diet for the underlying condition have led to disease and a shortened life expectancy. In this class, Dr. Levings will introduce the use of the five branches of Chinese medicine to create and maintain weight balance to support health and longevity: Acupuncture, herbs, dietary, energy movement (tai qi, Qi gong), and body work. Hosted by Dr. Ann Levings, RN, DAOM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Class handouts: Basic Guidelines and Medicinal Spices.


Surviving the Holidays with Chinese Medicine. 'Tis the season to be hung-over! Stress, over-eating and too many sweet or fatty food, alcohol, unstable weather, darker days all add up. Take a moment from your "busy-ness" to discover the secrets of Chinese medicine and acupuncture to get you through without a total crash in January.


Because Back Pain Happens. Eighty percent of all adults in the U.S. will experience back pain in their life time, and there are many causes of back pain in addition to injury. Acupuncture is the #1 recommended modality for treating back pain by the World Health Organization. Join Ann Levings, RN, LAc, Doctoral candidate, in a look at treating back pain using acupuncture and Chinese medicine. We will explore different types of back pain and its treatment, including nutrition considerations. Ann will also demonstrate many of the techniques she uses in her clinic to treat back pain.


Qi and Chinese Medicine: So Much More Than “Vital Energy”. Westerners often define the Chinese concept of Qi (pronounced "chee") as energy or vital energy. This is only a partial view. Join Ann Levings, RN, LAc as she explores the phenomenon of Qi and Chinese medicine: what it is, what it does, when it causes health problems, and how you can keep your Qi healthy.  General Guidelines


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