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ABOUT the owner

Established on the basis of a need to reach out to people, a natural means of achieving all round health, Yin Yang Labs is a brainchild of Jennifer Nahon who is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist par excellence.

Yin Yang Labs began like a dream and metamorphosed into a blossoming reality. Being one who has always had absolute faith in all that nature has provided humans with, Jennifer Nahon decided to take her belief a step further by opening her mind to further trainings. The first among which was obtained at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Determined to learn her craft to the best of her abilities, she went further on a pupilage program under the guidance of a Chinese quintessential herbalist in Chicago's Chinatown. Packed with determination to be a name to reckon with in the acupuncture and herbal industry, she proceeded further to bag a Master of Sciences in Oriental Medicine. She is bent on bringing her natural approach of healing to others.

Through her love for nature and all it has to offer us, she has discovered that treating the body's natural immune system with ingredients from mother earth can help our bodies heal themselves. She is also strongly subscribed to the school of thought that distinct individuals have distinct chemical requirements which are needed to make them whole and immune to illnesses and diseases. This is why a general approach is not embraced in the treatment of patients. Individuals are strictly examined and treated in line with their bodies.

With invaluable years of experience and unrivaled expertise, the Yin Yang team is passionately concerned with providing you with the best service you can get from any acupuncture and herbal clinic anywhere around the world.

What Is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It's based on the theory that energy, called chi (say "chee"), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.

Acupuncturists believe that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your chi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence chi and help it flow back into balance.

Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow. Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used along with needles.

You may feel slight pressure when a needle goes in. Most people find that it doesn't hurt. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a little sore. Providers believe that this is a sign that the energy flow, or chi, has been accessed.

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What is chinese herbal medicine?

The Chinese Materia Medica (a pharmacological reference book used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners) describes thousands of medicinal substances—primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products. Different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are used. In TCM, herbs are often combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders. The appropirate balance of herbs can bring an individual's blood back into balace.  

What is Cupping Massage?

Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This practice dates back over 2,000 years but has received recent attention in the media due to its use by world-class athletes for injury relief. The cups used in cupping are typically made of bamboo, glass, or earthenware. 

Proponents of cupping believe that the effect of suction on the skin helps increase blood flow and promotes healing by acting as a 'reverse massage' (rather than pushing in, it is pulling out).