Acupuncture/Asian Medicine Therapies

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a time honored, gentle and effective treatment modality, which uses the insertion of very fine needles into specific points (meridian pathways) on the body to treat the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of health; providing profound healing, pain relief and relaxation.

Acupuncture has the additional benefit of being able to effectively reduce or relieve dental phobia and anxiety as well as calming dental pain.

Moxibustion

The application of heated herbs, called Moxibustion, are often included with Acupuncture for stimulating circulation in stagnant painful areas of the body and organ systems; promoting health, longevity and ease. Moxibustion can be administered either in traditional lit form or in a modern, smokeless version in ointment form.

Acupressure

Acupressure is a ‘needle-free’ therapy, similar to Acupuncture. Pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the practitioner’s fingers, thumbs, elbows or special tools, for gentle stimulation of specific therapeutic points. The addition of gentle, deep stretches open pathways of healing. Acupressure is great for pain relief and stress.

Auricular Therapy

This therapy applies needles, probes, seeds or metal beads to stimulate specific points on the ears.  Beads or seeds are also often taped to specific ear points in order to create prolonged stimulation and effect.  Based on a micro-system just like foot or hand reflexology, the activation of these points powerfully stimulates and detoxifies the immune system and relieves pain.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy involves the specific application or inhalation of concentrated essential oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves or roots. The oils contain specific properties for treating both physical and emotional disorders /stress and for creating a blissful, fragrant, healing atmosphere.

Cupping-

Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine practice which can particularly benefit people suffering from chronic pain. The air is removed from special cups which are then applied to the skin of specific areas of the body. The resulting negative pressure pulls out toxins, relieves stagnation and stimulates blood circulation. Cupping is done over areas where there is swelling, pain or congestion, either of energy, blood or mucus. Thus, it is good for edema, swellings, asthma, bronchitis, dull aches and pains, arthritis, abdominal pain, stomachache, indigestion, headache, low back pain, painful menstruation, coughs from excessive mucus and places where bodily movement is limited and painful. Great for muscle relaxation.

E-stim (Electrostimulation)

This form of therapy utilizes a small electrical current which is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. E-stim is especially effective for certain types of painful conditions like tennis elbow or sciatic pain and is often used in weight loss. This treatment accelerates healing and  is not uncomfortable.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is an Asian healing technique which stimulates the body by pressing and stroking the skin with a round-edged instrument. This technique relieves pain, stiffness, fever, chills, cough and more. It’s good to come in for Gua Sha at the first sign of a cold or flu. You may choose one or a combination of modalities during your session. Consider treatment for any of the following:

~ Anxiety ~ Pre and Post Dental Pain and Anxiety ~ Toothache ~ TM J ~
Colds & flu ~ Detoxification ~ Headache/Migraines ~ Neck/Shoulder Pain ~ Tendonitis ~ Muscular-skeletal injuries and pain ~ Excess Gag Reflex ~ Stress ~ Bell’s Palsy ~ PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) ~ the Blues or the Jitters ~ Arthritis ~ Gastrointestinal distress ~ Urinary tract infection ~ GYN issues ~ Fibromyalgia ~ Shingles and nerve pain ~ Sinus issues ~ Addictions ~ Insomnia ~ ~Depression~