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MOther TCM Treatment Modalities - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HIoxibustion 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. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Tui Na

Dr. Anita Chen Marshall offers Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HITui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.


Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HICupping 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 brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Lifestyle Change Consultation

Other TCM Treatment Modalities - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HILifestyle change consultation includes Natural Wellness screening, progress tracking, dietary guidelines, recipes, meditation,and exercise consultations.

The lifestyle change consultation is mainly focusing on proper diet and nutrition and how to reduce stress. Improper diet/nutrition and stress are the leading causes of illnesses. Too much sugar and stress hormones are the primary causes of underline inflammation in the body, which leads to all kinds of chronic illness and pain, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, respiratory and digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, depression, anxiety, insomnia and even cancer.

Here are just a few quick simple steps to begin making the changes that are necessary to reduce stress and be in control of your health and well-being:

  • Honor yourself: Become aware of you and your needs and identify whether or not these needs are being met. If you identify that your needs are not being met, then make the choice to change your situation. Stress is induced by ignoring your own needs to maintain health.
  • Make choices that will ensure that your needs are being met, in addition to whatever other detail the decision involve. For example: whether or not to continue a relationship that is not going well.
  • Let go of the past. Holding on to the past prevents you from being able to work on changes as well as prevent you from meeting your needs in a healthy manner. Don’t be a hostage of your past. Don't stay angry or hold grudges. Negative thoughts and feelings will only sap your energy and weaken your body.
  • Count your blessings and be thankful for what you do have. Positive and happy thoughts will strengthen you and move your Qi; improve your immune system; lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar level; help you get rid of insomnia and sleep better at night.
  • Set small goals while implementing steps to make the necessary changes for a healthier diet and nutrition; increase appropriate amount of exercises; practice meditation, Qigong, Tai-Chi, or Yoga to help reduce stress; find time for rest and recreation; spend quality time with your family and friends; make sure to allow time for adequate breaks during the day and enough sleep at night.

Allergy Elimination Technique (AET)

Dr. Anita Chen Marshall offers Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIWith increasing stressful life style, poor diet and environmental pollutions and toxins, there are more and more people developing multiple allergies to pollens, dust, molds, food sensitivities, and chemical sensitivities. Allergies can be successfully treated by acupuncture, acupressure, herbal supplements and Allergy Elimination Technique (AET).

AET is a specialize treatment modality in Complimentary Alternative Medicine. AET utilizes Applied Kinisiology (AK) and manual muscle testing (MMT) technique to diagnose allergies by comparing the strength of a muscle in the presence and absence of a suspected allergen. The theory of AET is based on when the body is exposed to allergens, the energy flow of the body is disturbed and blocked; therefore, causing dis-ease and allergic reactions. Allergies can be treated by addressing the energy blockages through the use of acupuncture or tapping on a set of acupressure points, and/or herbal supplements.


Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. offers safe, effective Acupuncture and Herbs in Kailua, HIQigong (Chi-gong) means "life energy cultivation". With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, Qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi (chi) or what has been translated as "life force energy". It is traditionally seen as a safe and gentle meditative exercise that cultivate and balance Qi and promotes healing of the mind and body. It is a practice of aligning mind, body and spirit by focusing on deep breathing with diaphragm, meditation, and exercises. It allows us to access to higher realms of awareness, awakens one's "true nature", and helps develop human potential. 

Medical Qigong is used as treatment to promote, preserve and restore health. Most people acquainted with Qigong use deep breathing, meditation and exercises. These deep breathing, meditation and exercises may be recommended by a practitioner in combination with other treatment modalities. The full benefits of Qigong exercises can be achieved when using correct posture, deep breathing with diaphragm and intention in a regular daily practice.

Qigong can also be used as energetic point stimulation (a special non-insertion needle called Shi Zhen is used) or energetic pattern adjustment as treatment. The treatment may appear to be subtle but can be quite powerful and profound. Qigong is often used to help reduce blood pressure, stress and anxiety; promote a restful sleep and well-being. It is often found to be very calming, relaxing and rejuvenating.

Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide for: recreation, exercise and relaxation; preventive medicine and self-healing; complementary and alternative medicine; meditation and self-cultivation; and training for martial arts.

Emotional Freedom Technique (AKA- Tapping Solution)

Other TCM Treatment Modalities - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HIThe goal of EFT (Tapping Solution) is to alleviate the feelings and effects of negative emotions. This is done by tapping on several acupuncture points while focusing on the emotion or issue around the emotion. During a typical EFT session, the patient is to focus on a specific issue while tapping on "end points of the body's energy meridians".

According to the EFT handbook, by Gary Craig, published in the late 1990s, the procedure consists of the patient rating the emotional intensity of their reaction on a Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) (a Likert scale for subjective measures of distress, calibrated 0-10) then repeating an orienting affirmation while rubbing or tapping specific acupuncture points on the body. Eye movements, humming a melody and counting in numeric order are also employed during the tapping process. The emotional intensity is then re-scored and repeated until no changes are noted in the emotional intensity.

EFT/Tapping Solution has been demonstrated to be effective in eliminating allergies and dis-eases caused by stress and various emotional issues, leading to energetic blockage. It is especially effective in treating phobia and post traumatic stress disorder (PSTD).

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Other TCM Treatment Modalities - Dr. Anita Chen Marshall, DAOM, Pharm D, PhD, L.Ac. in Kailua, HI

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