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Bryant Wellness Center Services

Acupuncture Sessions with Dr. Bryant may include acupuncture and additional modalities.

Plan on 1 1/2 hours for the first session.

Plan on 1 hour for each additional session.

Acupuncture

According to Chinese medical theory the body is composed of 12 main meridians that regulate the flow of qi. Irregularities in the circulation of qi leads to pain and disease.

Treatment of disease with acupuncture is accomplished through the insertion of acupuncture needles into specific locations on the body. Through an understanding of the circulation of the body’s qi an acupuncturist can select those locations that will best regulate the circulation of qi and promote health.

Acupuncture treatments usually last one hour. The needles are very thin (about eight times thinner than a hypodermic syringe) and are only used once. Most people describe the treatments as painless and relaxing. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep during a treatment.

Treatment of most conditions usually begin with two treatments per week until the symptoms are regulated and are then decreased as the person’s health is reestablished.

Acupuncture is also frequently used to prevent illness and maintain overall health and well being, especially during periods of high stress

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

Herbal Medicine is the Chinese equivalent to Western pharmacology. In accordance with diagnosis by a Licensed Acupuncturist an herbal prescription in the form of a tea, pill, tincture, or externally applied powder, soak, or steam can be prescribed. 

Herbal medicine can be used as a stand-alone therapy although it is quite common to give a prescription in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. The formula can be seen as a way of amplifying the effects of acupuncture and continuing the treatments at home.

Unlike Western pharmacology Chinese herbal medicine uses customized prescriptions for each individual to minimize or eliminate potential side effects.

Many herbal medicines are also foods and can be incorporated into the diet as form of continuing therapy. Food therapy can be a powerful tool, especially when treating people who are already taking many different medications.

Functional Medicine

Bryant Wellness Center may utilize blood, urine or saliva testing for accurate diagnosis and success monitoring.  Injection Therapy uses homeopathic, supplement or herb substances to boost effectiveness of our health care efforts.  Bryant Wellness Center stocks a variety of supplements and provides online ordering of supplements and herbs for easy shopping and traveling.

Women’s Wellness

Oriental medicine has offered treatments and remedies for women over thousands of years. A long history of gynecological teachings gives us a rich bank of knowledge and wisdom from which to draw modern solutions.

  • PMS is usually a product of emotional stress, which can lead to stagnation that affects the Liver, Spleen and Stomach meridians. Treatments can address such issues as irritability, cramps, constipation, and insomnia.

  • Menopause is considered a positive transition into a new stage of life for women. To help with this transition, many treatments exist for issues such as night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness.

  • Sexual function issues include lack of libido, inability to orgasm and vaginismus. Many times these issues are related to strong emotions that have affected the physical body. Oriental medicine is an excellent way to begin this healing process.

  • Fertility challenges are worldwide.  Chinese medicine can work as the key treatment modality for those seeking help.  Or Chinese medicine can be effective support therapy for those primarily using Western medicine treatment.  

 

Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used worldwide for 5000 years for their medicinal, therapeutic and aromatic benefits. Essential oils are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants. They are the essence, or in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terms, the “Jing,” of the plant. They are distilled from various types and parts of botanicals -- from flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, seeds and bark. They are extremely concentrated and benefit all body systems.

The uses for essential oils are numerous and diverse. They:

  • Support a healthy immune system

  • Help fight cold and flu symptoms

  • Cleanse and freshen the air

  • Open airways & support the respiratory system

  • Balance mood & emotions

  • Promote relaxation & sleep

  • Support healthy digestion

  • Soothe pain & sore muscles

  • Support healthy skin and beauty

  • Balance hormones

  • Boost energy and cognitive function

  • Repel insects

  • Replace chemical household cleaners

  • Replace synthetic deodorant, perfumes, etc.

Essential oils are powerful allies in the quest for wellness. They are a wonderful compliment to a healthy lifestyle and provide targeted solutions for emotional and physical balance so you feel your best. 

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