Chinese Herbal Medicine

I am very pleased to be able to offer a line of Chinese herbal products designed to enhance our Wei Qi, the Chinese Medicine term for the defensive energy that is governed by the lungs and that protects us from harmful influences in the external environment. These herbal combinations are based on classical Chinese formulas that have been in use for centuries.

  • Jade Windscreen 2020 is formulated to strengthen and support the Wei Qi defenses.

  • Clear the Gate and Sweep the Walls contains herbs that have historically been used in Chinese medicine to keep the nose and sinuses clear and open.

  • Ward Off! Chinese Herbal Inserts for Face Masks are re-usable, teabag-sized packets of aromatic ground herbs that can be tucked inside a face mask. The herbs in these packets have been selected for their ability to tonify the lungs, keep the nose and sinuses open and clear, and "dispel toxins" in the language of Chinese medicine. Their aroma can have a mild calming effect and can make the experience of wearing a mask more pleasant.

These herbal products are lovingly and expertly crafted by my Chinese herbal studies mentors, Diane Gioioso and Evan Rabinowitz at Ninestars Botanicals. If you are interested in using these products yourself, you can purchase them using the links here. If you have any questions about their use in your particular case, please contact me or ask me about them at your next appointment.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Chinese Herbs & Other Modalities - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Moxibustion

Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonMoxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. Moxibustion is also a critical part of the treatment for encouraging breech babies to turn. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Cupping

Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, BallstonCupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping helps to relieve pain by bringing fresh blood to the area and improving circulation.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

I am certified to teach Wu Ming Qi Gong for Breast Health, which is a gentle series of Qi Gong movements that promote breast health and can aid in recovery from breast surgery. It is appropriate for women with elevated risk of breast cancer, breast cancer patients and survivors, women with fibrocystic breasts or pre-menstrual breast swelling and tenderness, and any woman who wishes to do something proactive to care for the health of her breasts. The movements can be modified so that they can be performed even by women actively in treatment for cancer. Please contact me if you are interested in learning this Qi Gong form.

 

Chinese Herbs & Other Modalities - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork
Tuesdays
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
4001 N. 9th St., Suite 230
Arlington, VA 22203
Ballston Metro
703-522-7637
www.tealcenter.com

I am not taking any new patients at the Teal Center. Through August 2020 I will have occasional Tuesday availability for established patients.

1633 Q
Fridays
1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
1633 Q St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle Metro, Q St. exit
202-448-9064

I will be resuming office visits at my Dupont office on Fridays as of July 10. More days may become available depending on demand.