Cupping is a therapy in which a jar or glass cup attached to the skin surface creating negative pressured by introducing heat in the form of an ignited material. Cupping has the function of warming and promoting the free flow of qi (vital energy) and blood in the meridians, dispels cold damp reducing swelling and pain in areas like low back, shoulders, and legs, for GI disorders such as stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea and lung diseases as cough and asthma.  It is also used in junction with acupuncture to treat acute sprains accompanied by blood stasis by bloodletting the area.


        Chinese medicine enhances the recuperative power, immunity, and state of well-being, with fewer side effects and easy assimilation; herbs are safe, effective, gently ad nurturing.  Herbs assist the Organs Network in the performance of their tasks. Particular herbs enhance the capacity of the Heart to propel the blood and soothe the mind, the Spleen to manage digestion and fluid equilibrium, the Lung to handle respiration and the body's defenses, the Liver to maintain resilient emotions and supply limbs, and the Kidney to sustain sexual and regenerative power. Some herbal formulas address ailments such as colds, allergies, inflammations, or cramps with dramatic and immediate results, while others fortify body reserves over time.  Herbs are more like foods than drugs, can supplement the diet and fortify your constitution as well as prevent or remedy ailments. Tonifying or supplementing formulas are used for conditions of weakness or deficiency in any of the organs.  Purging or eliminating formulas eradicate a pathogen such as a virus or bacteria as common cold or flu, growths or infections, or pain conditions such as blood stasis, or excess arthritis. Harmonizing formulas restore balance and equanimity to an organ system – usually the Liver/Gall Bladder (Digestive system) that may manifest as manic behavior, constipation or diarrhea.


        Electrical Stimulation is done by applying small electrical pulses to paralyzed muscles to restore or improve their function, restores some hand and arm function.  Electrical stimulation of muscles is used by some athletes to increase strength.  Electrical stimulation does work at enhancing blood flow through activation of the muscles.  The body has its own bioelectric system. This system influences wound healing by attracting the cells of repair, changing cell membrane permeability enhancing cellular secretion through cell membranes and orientating cell structures.  Electrical stimulation affects the biological phases of wound healing in promoting phagocytosis, enhances tissue oxygenation, reduces edema, attracts and stimulates fibroblasts and epithelial cells, stimulates DNA synthesis, produces a smoother, thinner scar and many more.



I came to Dr. Ruth Diez to treat Ulcerative Colitis and Anxiety.  I'd been diagnosed with U.C. two years prior and the medications weren't helping. My anxiety was burning through the roof. I barely left my house without having several panic attacks which led to me having a very unhealthy social life and lack of involvement with my peers in after school activities.  It was in July of 2016 that I began acupuncture treatments with Dr. Ruth Diez.  Within the first 3 months, my U.C. symptoms had reduced and so had my anxiety.  I was able to begin living a normal high school life. Within 6 months, I had only had one minor flair up and learned to control my anxiety. Panic attacks are a thing of the past, I've become more involved in school, before I had been in 0 clubs and 0 programs.  After treatments I felt well enough to join my school's Garden, Asian Student Association, Spanish Club, American Sign Language, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. Through these clubs, I participated in my school's talent show, developed new friendships, and expanded my school circle. This is in part of regaining los confidence that Anxiety and U.C. had taken away from me. I can say with confidence that I have entered remission for both conditions and I have Dr. Ruth Diez to thank.

                                                E. L. 15 y/o



        Chinese medicine classifies food according to its energetic effects rather than according to its component parts. Foods are viewed as warming and nourishing while others are seen as cooling and eliminating; for building qi and blood, to dry dampness.  All foods in traditional Chinese medicine have assigned properties according to the five flavors: sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty; and the four natures: cool, cold warm and hot used to predict its effects on the body.  The way food is prepared can make it more suitable to an individual’s constitution.  Bitter as rhubarb and dandelion leaf descends qi, drain heat and dry dampness. Some bitter foods have a purgative effect as they induce bowel movements. Energetically, the flavor bitter goes to the Heart and the mind (conscious) spirit; excess injures the bones; Sour as grapefruit and olives generate yin fluids and are cooling. In small amounts they aid in digestion; sour goes to the Liver and ethereal soul; excess injures the nerves.  Pungent or spicy as onion and cayenne pepper have a warming action, promoting energy to move upwards and outwards to the body’s surface, moving qi, circulating the blood  . They also are useful to disperse mucus from the lungs; spicy goes to the Lungs and corporeal soul; excess injures the qi. Salty as kelp and soya sauces are cooling and hold fluids in the body. They have a downward flowing action, soften hardness and act as a purgative; salty goes to the Kidney and will power; excess injures the blood.  Sweet foods that are neutral and nourishing or warm and nourishing include meat, legumes, nuts, dairy products and starchy vegetables; sweet foods that are cooling, these include fruits, sugar, honey and other sweeteners, as well as potatoes, rice and apples. are neutral and nourishing or warm and nourishing, these include meat, legumes, nuts, dairy products and starchy vegetables; sweet cooling foods include fruits, sugar, honey and other sweeteners, as well as potatoes, rice and apples; the flavor sweet is tonifying and goes to the Spleen and Intellect; excess injures the muscles.


        Tui Na has a variety of different methods that emphasize particular aspects of these therapeutic principles.  Rolling method emphasizes soft tissue and specializes in joint injuries and muscle sprains, the one finger pushing method emphasizes in internal diseases, revitalizing depleted energy, manipulation methods to realign the musculoskeletal and ligaments, joint injuries and nerve pain. Tui Na is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.

When I first began Acupuncture with Dr. Ruth Diez I was a sluggish, premenopausal, unhappy, overweight, stressed-out individual who did not fully believe in Eastern Medicine but was willing to try something new it would help.  Now I am a true believer in it and am so thankful that God brought Dr. Ruth Diez into my life and all the wonderful things she has done for me.  Words are unable to express how she and Acupuncture have helped me.  I now have more energy than I have since in my twenties.  I am more spiritually grounded and happier than I think I have ever been.  My loved ones have noticed the change and all I can say is it is mainly due to what I have experienced through Dr. Ruth Diez.  I physically feel better as we work on different areas each session and now feel I am able to conquer whatever lies ahead.  Thany you is not enough but all I can give.  Love, love, love you!!!


                                A.B. 45 y/o True Believer.


        Scalp acupuncture treats neurological disorders: acute and chronic paralysis, motor and sensory impairments, muscle atrophies; acute and chronic pain due to musculoskeletal, neurological, organic or psychological origin; rare and difficult conditions: idiopathic or undiagnosed conditions and those that have not responded to any other treatment.


        This assessment is a energetic reading of your overall health and well being that may include more than assessing the health of your organs, bones, muscles, lymphatic system, and nervous system.  This method allows seeing where the root causes are coming from; current or past circumstances in your life that are drawing energy away from your health and wellbeing.  Past unresolved life experiences that are stressing your body at a sub or unconscious level and need addressing or releasing in some way that will redirect life force energy back to supporting your body in a balanced healthy way.  Life coaching detects subtle imbalances that are formed before disease appears.


        Gua sha’s therapeutic petechiae represents blood cells that have extravasated in the capillary bed and increases in surface micro perfusion, gua sha has a therapeutic impact in inflammatory conditions.  Gua sha’s anti-inflammatory effect responds to clinical conditions such as fever, cough, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, mastitis, gastritis, musculoskeletal and other painful conditions presenting as neck pain, back pain, neuralgia, and others.  Gua sha also has immune stimulation properties.


Ruth.  We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done.  You gave me the confidence that I needed in a time that all I wanted to do is to give up.  Thank you for giving me the courage to prove to myself that I am stronger than I thought  possible.  Your gift is amazing and it changes people.  I will never forget this experience !!.  Love, D,T, A, E.  Thank You

                               D. T. I. A. (family members)


      “Similia similibus curentur,” or let likes be cured by likes. In other words, drugs which cause specific symptoms can be used to cure diseases which cause the same symptoms.  The law of infinitesimal doses- This law states that when drugs are diluted in either water or alcohol, they actually increase in therapeutic potency. Today, serial dilutions of 1:100 repeated 6 or 30 times are commonly used. Between each dilution the substance is violently shaken, which is thought to be necessary to activate the properties of the drug.  Miasm theory = Diseases as referred in homeopathy. According to this theory there are three miasms which are responsible for all human disease, and homeopathic remedies are directed towards treating these offending miasms- physical, mental, and spiritual. The goal of homeopathy consultation is to find the totality of symptoms.   They accomplish this goal by taking a “homeopathic history” which includes questions such as: do you feel sad, are you excessively tidy, or do you have a chilly personality? This information is combined with the patient’s symptoms and their physical constitution. The homeopath then decides on what single remedy will treat the patient’s “totality.

        Homeopaths use dilutions of substances which essentially remove all traces of the substance from the final dilution. There is not likely to be even a single molecule of the original drug in the final remedy which is given to the patient. Homeopaths conclude from this fact that the substance is transferring its essence to the water into which it is diluted. The more it is diluted, the more potent is the water.

        Dosage- Not all homeopaths agree on dosage and potency, and the potency to be taken depends on both the sensitivity of the patient, and the exact remedy being taken. But as a general rule, chronic illnesses (i.e. those that you've had for a long time) should be treated with high numbers i.e. 30C - 200C and Acute (i.e. those that are relatively new) with low numbers i.e 6C.



        Non-invasive method to hasten the healing and relieve the pain.  Magnet's North and South polarities therapy may well be one of the safest and most powerful natural healing to be around 90% effective for the relief of pains and conditions caused by inflammation Just as the stars and planets revolve in galactic orbits, each atom has a nucleus around which spins various positively charged protons and negatively charged electrons that in turn generate a magnetic field. To reiterate, health represents a balance of these positive and negative forces described in TCM as Yin and Yang and in Western physiology as the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.  Magnetic energy has such all-encompassing, powerful effects that no one description of how they exert their positive therapeutic effects could adequately describe all the many complex ways it affects mind and body. However, one theory based on the concept of diseased cells losing their magnetic equilibrium, explains how topically applied magnets are able to support and encourage the normal functional relationship both within the molecular structure of each cell as well as positively influencing the relationships throughout the entire body-mind process.



        Moxa treats and prevents diseases by applying heat to certain locations of the human body.  "When diseases fail to respond to medication and acupuncture, moxa is suggested".  The moxa leaf is bitter and acrid, producing warmth.  It can open the 12 meridians to regulate qi and blood, expel cold and dampness, warm the uterus, stop bleeding, and warm the spleen and stomach to remove stagnation, regulate menstruation and ease the fetus.  Moxa penetrates the muscles; it prevents diseases and keeps healthy.  Moxa is applied with ginger for symptoms caused by weakness of stomach and spleen such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and painful joints etc.  Moxa with garlic is indicated in scrofula, tuberculosis, early skin ulcers with boils, poisonous insect bite etc.  Moxa with salt is effective or abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, hernia pain, prolonged dysentery, etc.



        Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and other conditions. This medical system emphasizes a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person. The acupuncture points found on the ear help to regulate the body's internal organs, structures, and functions.  Auricular therapy has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's own feel-good chemicals.

        How is ear acupuncture used in a treatment?

        Ear acupuncture is generally incorporated into a regular acupuncture treatment. In addition to using acupuncture points on the rest of the body, your acupuncturist may select a few ear acupuncture points that they feel will be helpful for your particular condition.

        What are ear seeds?

        Ear acupuncture points may be stimulated for a longer period of time by using ear seeds. Ear seeds are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant placed on the ear and left in the ear for a few days or up to one week.



     Relieving pain, balancing body energy, and maintaining good health. Acupressure's healing touch reduces muscular tension, increases circulation, and enables deep relaxation.





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