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Acupuncture

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine dating back at least 2,500 years. It involves the insertion of solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin at specific point on the body (acupoints). The acupoints are found along meridians that are believed to be the pathways by which energy (Qi – pronounced Chee) flows through the body. 

 

Pain, disease, stress, impaired body functions and other disorders are, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, often related to an imbalance of energy flow in your body or an imbalance between active and resting functions referred to as Yin and Yang. Acupuncture attempts to restore this balance and harmony. Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.

What can Acupuncture treat? Here some common conditions:

 

  • Any body aches and pains

  • Sports injuries

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Arthritis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Mental and emotional wellbeing

  • Tennis elbow/golfers’ elbow

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea

  • Allergies

  • Loose stools

  • Constipation

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Menopausal symptoms

  • Irregular menstruation

  • Menstrual pain

  • Pre-menstrual symptoms

  • Reproductive issues

  • Infertility 

If you have any questions about a specific condition, please inquire! 

All of the modalities listed below will be used in conjunction with acupuncture and are included in the cost of your treatment*

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Cupping:

Fire Cupping – Heated glass cups are placed on the skin, employing suction to promote blood flow in your muscles. This allows for congestion and cellular waste in the tissues to be lifted and then eliminated by the body.  After your treatment, you may notice some bruising and/or skin discoloration for a few days. 

Silicone Cupping – silicone cups are placed on the skin, pressed on the top, then released to employ suction. This promotes blood flow in your muscles and allows congestion and cellular waste in the tissues to be lifted and then eliminated by the body After your treatment, you may notice some bruising/skin discoloration for a few days. 

Sliding Cupping – Oil is applied to the skin, then a cup is placed over top of the area and then moved around. This action promotes blood flow to your muscles which helps lift, drain, and eliminate cellular waste/congestion that may be causing pain. 

Bleeding Cupping – The area is lanced or cut with a small sterile tool, then a disposable cup is placed on top. This form of cupping is used to reduce pain or vent heat that may be trapped in the body. The stagnant/stuck blood is removed, which allows fresh blood to come to the area to promote healing. After treatment, you can expect small skin lacerations and some bruising/skin discoloration. 

Note: after any cupping treatment, it is important to keep the area covered.

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Gua Sha:

Gua Sha is a scraping technique that uses a rounded edge tool and oil (unless oil is not preferred by the client) to “scrape” across the skin. Gua Sha has many benefits, including resolving spasms and pain, promoting normal blood circulation in the body tissues, and stimulating the immune system. After your treatment, you may notice some skin redness, bruising, or discoloration for a few days. 

Note: after Gua Sha is performed, it is important for the client to keep the area covered.

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Electroacupuncture:

During electroacupuncture, a microcurrent is applied to the acupuncture needles to provide additional stimulus to the nervous system. 

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Tui Na Massage:

Tui Na is a style of Chinese massage that includes rolling, pushing, and pressing hand techniques. Sometimes this technique is applied on specific acupoints, or sometimes on the general area of the body that is affected. 

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TDP Lamp:

A TDP lamp emits infrared heat that assists healing of damaged tissues and promotes circulation. While it is beneficial, it also adds comfort in its warmth. 

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Premio 10 Moxa:

Otherwise known as smokeless moxa. It is an appliance that emits infrared radiation at a spectrum close to that emitted when using real moxibustion, but without the smoke and smell. It is effective on many pathologies, through application of “heat” to specific acupuncture points, areas of pain, or reflex points. 

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Ear Acupuncture/Acupressure:

There are certain points on the external ear that have effects on the body via stimulation of the vagus nerve. Ear acupuncture/acupressure can assist in addiction concerns, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and pain. 

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