Covid 19 Resources

There is nothing more important than your and your families’ health. That is also Re Nu Mi Wellness Center’s priority. To protect all of our patients and staffs, we have adopted new check in process and disinfecting process.
  • Pre-Screening for a new patient: Our staff will ask pre-screening questions for a new patient to make sure to protect all of our patients and staffs.
  • Screening at the lobby: One of our staff will check the temperature and ask set questions before you enter. Please understand that these temporary measures help safeguard the health of each of you.
  • Monitoring and Cleaning: We will continue to monitor, clean, wipe AND disinfect every treatment room after each use. We will also continue to disinfect frequently touched spaces in our lobby and hallways throughout the day at a more rigorous schedule — this will include lobby furniture, door handles, shared items like bathroom key, front desk items, and generally anything that can be touched by our staff and our patients. We will be using only disinfectants that are both antimicrobial and antiviral to provide the greatest levels of protection.

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Holistic Facelift

ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT CAN HELP YO LOOK “YOUNGER”
A natural method of rejuvenating dried, sagged and wrinkled skin.

If you are contemplating invasive, expensive and temporary anti-aging methods such as surgical face lift or chemical injections, you owe it to yourself to explore the healthier, natural and satisfying results that can be achieved through the Acupuncture Treatments.

This alternative approach removes wrinkles, relieves facial muscle tension, brightens the complexion, and improves collagen production. Using time-honored and time-tested Acupuncture techniques, it clears away old cells and makes room for new skin without the use of chemicals. Our body’s natural moisturizing and regenerative processes allow skin to be reborn.

NEW CELLS ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO GROW
Acupuncture cleans body fluids by regulating water metabolism. It refreshes blood by increasing oxygen in the blood stream and it detoxifies the whole body, strengthening cells as well as muscles. It helps reverse the signs of aging by increasing blood circulation to the skin, releasing muscle tightness and removing harmful toxins from the connective tissue between the skin and muscle. As a result, new freshly oxygenated blood circulates through to the skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen and the production of new cells.

FACE LIFTING WITH ACUPUNCTURE?
Facial Lifting and Volume Restoration is as important as, if not more important than, skin tightening, skin collagen remodeling and wrinkle reduction. Our facial rejuvenation acupuncture provides natural-looking result. It works to restore the youthful volume, contour, and shape of the face as well as skin tightening and also evens out color irregularities caused by the aging process and environmental sun exposure.

BEAUTIFUL YOU “NATURALLY”
Achieve the look that is truly you. The smooth, toned, and glowing you. Our Anti-Aging Program and Acupuncture treatment is your holistic approach to your face and body. A breakthrough acupuncture technique that creates beauty from the inside out. Recognizes the entire body and restores optimal health through facial and body treatments. This calms the mind, release toxins, relaxes the muscles, clarifies the complexion and reverses the signs of aging.

Herbal Medicine

What is herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has an uninterrupted history of development dating back thousands of years in China and other parts of East Asia.

Traditional health care & a modern profession The origins of Chinese herbal medicine in China can be traced back at least 5000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world.

In the intervening millennial, the practice of Chinese herbal medicine and TCM has developed and matured to become what it is today – a natural and holistic system of primary health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds to effectively treat a wide range of chronic and acute health problems.

Holistic Health Care
Chinese herbal medicine takes an holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.

Most diseases or illnesses present with a core set of recognizable signs and symptoms, but the actual presentation of a particular disease or illness will vary from person to person. For this reason, people with similar health conditions may be provided with quite different Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions.

A qualified practitioner is able to prescribe a Chinese herbal formula that specifically matches and treats your individual health problem. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, the Chinese herbal treatment is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.

How is Chinese herbal medicine prescribed?
Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed either singly or made into a formula which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. A well constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimizing the unwanted effects of an individual herb.

What conditions does Chinese herbal medicine treat?
In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.

A snapshot of conditions typically treated with Chinese herbal medicine includes:

  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Common cold and influenza
  • Chronic headaches
  • Skin disorders
  • Fluid retention
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Allergies
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
  • Excessive menstruation
  • Infertility
  • Impotence and prostate disorders
  • Disorders associated with menopause

Crystal Bed Therapy

The concept of the Crystal Bed was developed for practical use and incorporated as an important healing modality at the spiritual healing center. A precisely cut quartz crystal produces a constant vibration of the same frequency as water in its purest state. A cut crystal can be charged with intent to structure water. Since we made up of 70% water, this carries strong implications for how our body and health can be effected. As with many energy healing therapies, the FDA states no claims can be made that any disease states can be cured. However, occurring daily throughout the world with medical validation.

What is a Crystal Bed?
Crystal Bed has 7 extremely clear and highly polished Vogel cut, quartz crystals suspended approximately 12 inches above the person lying on a table. Each of the quartz crystals has been cut to a specific frequency. Colored lights, radiated energy through the crystals to each respective chakra, and shine on and off in certain rhythms to cleanse, balance, and align your energy centers.

What will I experience?
People feel all manner of sensations during and after sessions-pressure, weight, lightness, heaviness, hot, cold, wind, bodily sensations, tickling, tingling, etc. The crystal can evoke feelings of peace and serenity, and typically a very deep relaxation. You may simply fall asleep and wake up feeling very refreshed and renewed.

Therapeutic Massage

Massage Therapy is the relaxation, revival, and renewal of the mind, body and spirit through the power of touch.

In both Eastern and Western medicine, massage is considered a valuable healing modality. The gift of touch is powerful. At Re Nu Mi, we bring the tranquil setting of a spa and the gift of touch to our patients, creating a calming and peaceful space for healing.

Whether the goal is to enjoy a soothing, relaxation massage or alleviate postural dysfunction in the body, our massage therapy session is focused on specific goals based on the patient’s treatment plan. The benefits of massage therapy is commonly overlooked due to negative experiences for the patient.

At Re Nu Mi, our massage therapy sessions are specifically focused on the patient’s needs ranging from neuromuscular deficits, muscle spams, to deep relaxation sessions. We believe that with the correct focus and intention, patients can greatly benefit from massage therapy. As each individual has their own needs, sessions may be for routine maintenance, prevention or as often as needed to maintain health and wellness.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle therapy that can have powerful results. Its holistic approach works directly with the nervous system to bring balance to the entire body. Imbalances in the nervous system can cause dysfunction in nearly every other system of the body (musculoskeletal, vascular, lymphatic, respiratory, and endocrine systems) With a soft touch, usually no more than 5 grams of pressure(the weight of a nickel), your therapist will use the craniosacral rhythm to locate and release dysfunction in the tissues. With the nervous system free to perform at its best your body will eliminate pain and stress, as well as strengthen its resistance to disease.

What is the Craniosacral System?

Craniosacral System is the physiological system that helps maintain the central nervous system and function of the brain. It is comprised of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral (cerebrospinal ) fluid is produced in the brain and reabsorbed into the body with a hydraulic-like motion. This motion pumps fluid from the brain and down the spinal canal in order to keep tissues nourished and healthy. This process creates a subtle rhythm that the therapist can palate and use to find restrictions within the body.

What Can I expect from a Craniosacral Session?

You will lie down, fully clothed on a comfortable massage table. Your therapist will gently palpate the craniosacral rhythm to find and treat restrictions. Every session is highly individualized. Some feel an “unwinding” of tissues, releases from deep within, as well as leaving very relaxed. Because of the gentle nature of this work, it is beneficial to most regardless of age. However, there are a few conditions in which CST should not be done. Please list all pertinent information on your health information sheet and let the practitioner know if you have any questions.

Active Release Technique Therapy

ART is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle pain. Muscle pain can be generated from the skeletal muscle or connective tissues that are ‘knotted’ by tight fascia. In addition, pain can also be generated from damaged myofascial tissue itself, sometimes at a ‘trigger point’ where a contraction of muscle fibers has occurred. In either case, the restriction or contraction inhibits blood flow to the affected structures, thus accentuating the contraction process further unless the area is treated.

Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be addressed as well, including other connective tissue.

Many different types of health professionals can provide ART, including appropriately trained osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, physical or occupational therapists, massage therapists, or sports medicine/injury specialists. Specific training and courses in ART are generally necessary and can be extensive to attain a high level of competency.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. It has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.

Indirect Moxibustion, one of the modalities at Re Nu Mi, roughly the shape and size of a cigar, and holds it close to the area being treated for several minutes until the area turns red. It is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi.

Mugwort, also known as artemesia vulgaris or ai ye in Chinese, has a long history of use in folk medicine. Research has shown that it acts as an emmenagogue ­ that is, an agent that increases blood circulation to the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation. This could explain its use in treating breech births and menstrual cramps.

Although moxibustion has been safely used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, it is not for everyone. Because it is used specifically for patients suffering from cold or stagnant constitutions, it should not be used on anyone diagnosed with too much heat. Burning moxa also produces a great deal of smoke and a pungent odor. Patients with respiratory problems may request that their practitioner use smokeless moxa sticks as an alternative.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The cups can be made of a variety of materials. Supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes the skin to rise and redden as blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for five to ten minutes.

Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

In general, Western medical societies are skeptical of the health claims made by cupping therapy supporters. “Available scientific evidence does not support cupping as a cure for cancer or any other disease,” states the American Cancer Society. “Reports of successful treatment with cupping are mainly anecdotal rather than from research studies.”

But a 2012 study published in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that cupping therapy may have more than a placebo effect. Australian and Chinese researchers reviewed 135 studies on cupping therapy published between 1992 and 2010. They concluded that cupping therapy may be effective when combined with other treatments like acupuncture or medications in treating various diseases and conditions. But the researchers acknowledge that many of the studies in their review may have contained some bias. They say better studies are needed to draw a definite conclusion.

Types of Cupping Therapy
There are various types of cupping therapy, including:

Dry (Fire) cupping (suction only) Moving cupping (combination of suction and controlled medicinal movement)

After the procedure, skin’s appearance generally returns to normal within 10 days.

Cupping therapy supporters believe that cupping removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing.

Benefits of Cupping Therapy
The British Cupping Society says cupping therapy can treat a variety of conditions. This has not been backed up by studies. But the organization says cupping therapy is used to treat:

  • Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia
  • Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Fertility and gynecological disorders
  • Skin problems such as eczema and acne
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
  • Varicose veins

Supporters also believe that cupping therapy can reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body. And they say it can promote mental and physical relaxation and well-being.

Side Effects of Cupping Therapy
Cupping is considered to be relatively safe, especially when performed by trained health professionals. Potential side effects include:

  • Mild discomfort
  • Burns
  • Bruises
  • Skin infection

Like many alternative treatments, cupping therapy has not been extensively studied. Researchers say that most cupping therapy studies have been small and poorly designed. More studies are needed to prove or disprove claims of health benefits.

Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.

Research carried out in Europe and USA have shown that acupuncture may help relieve tension headaches and migraines.

The NCCIH note that it has been proven to help in cases of:

low back pain
neck pain
osteoarthritis
knee pain
headache and migraine

They list additional disorders that may benefit from acupuncture, but which require further scientific confirmation.

In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed a number of conditions in which they say acupuncture has been proven effective.

These include:

high and low blood pressure
chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer
painful periods
dysentery
allergic rhinitis
facial pain
morning sickness
rheumatoid arthritis
sprains
tennis elbow
sciatica
dental pain
reducing the risk of stroke
inducing labor

Other conditions for which the WHO say that acupuncture may help but more evidence is needed include:

fibromyalgia
neuralgia
post-operative convalescence
substance, tobaccor and alcohol dependence
spine pain
stiff neck
vascular dementia
whooping cough, or pertussis
Tourette syndrome

The WHO also suggest that it may help treat a number of infections, including some urinary tract infections and epidemic hemorrhagic fever.