Amma Therapy and Chinese Medicine
Amma Therapy is a needle-free form of Chinese Medicine, using deep, therapeutic massage and acupressure points with Chinese medical principles for accessing and treating imbalances in the energy system. Amma Therapy is an ancient lineage art that has been passed down from teacher to student for generations. It is 5,000 years old and originates from Korea. In the village where it is from, children learned from their elders. I am blessed to be a part of this lineage and this unique and special healing art.
Amma Therapy is a whole health practice, and may include:
- Dietary Therapy
- Herbs and whole food supplements
- Self-care and lifestyle coaching
- Moxibusion, Gua-sha, Fire cupping and herbal liniments
An Amma session may also include traditional Chinese therapies such as: Moxibusion, Gua-sha, Fire cupping and herbal liniments and oils.
Amma, like acupuncture, focuses on the balance and movement of Qi (energy) within the body.
As an Amma practitioner, instead of needles, I rely primarily on the sensitivity and strength of my hands to manipulate my client’s life Qi.
How Amma Therapy is similar to acupuncture:
- Tongue and pulse diagnosis and in-depth questioning to assess patterns
- Acupoints and meridians are accessed
- Chinese Medicine ‘diagnosis’
- The intent is to move and balance Qi, blood, fluids, yin and yang in the body
How Amma Therapy differs from acupuncture:
- No needles
- More harmonizing, less directive
- Full body massage and acupressure along the channels
- Practitioner is present in the room for entire treatment
Amma may be effective at treating conditions such as:
- Muscular skeletal pain
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Circulatory problems
- Gynecological problems
- Autoimmune Disease
- Neuromuscular Disease