Acupuncture is the insertion of single use sterile needles into the skin at precise points to stimulate the body's natural healing response. We use over 350 specific points on the body in combinations to create an individualized healing sequence of biofeedback between the brain and the body to promote self-healing.
Acupuncture has an influence on a neurological level influencing the endocrine system, immune response and the nervous system.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for more than 30 common illnesses.
Learn more about acupuncture from the Mayo Clinic!
Chinese Herbal Medicine uses many different plants and minerals found in nature that interact with the body to create harmony. Through the use of either single herbs, herbal combinations , or classical herbal formulas, we formulate herbs for your specific health presentation. This healing tool brings our treatments home with you and both deepens and extends the beneficial effects.
There are three ways we dispense these Chinese herbal formulas. Your Doctor will work with you to decide which form is best for your lifestyle: Loose herbs which you cook to become a tea, Granulated herbs that you just add water to, or Patent herbs which resemble pills.
Cupping both increases blood flow to the area which they are applied and reduces the pressure of the skin on the muscles to allow them to relax and release tension. Cupping releases myofascial pain and relieves local inflammation.
Cupping has greatly grown in popularity recently! Here, we use glass cups and adhere them to the body by creating a vacuum in the cup. This draws the skin into the cup. We use this technique on broader regions of the body such as the back, legs, stomach and gluteal region. Cupping is also used for ailments of lung congestion and at early stages of cold and flu.
This remedy is calming and enjoyable. Although the sensation may feel new, it is pain free. Be prepared for conversations about or to cover up circular bruises on the area cupped.
Tui Na/ Massage
Tui Na, or Chinese massage therapy differs from other forms of massage. Tui na is used to treat both internal conditions as well as musculoskeletal ailments through it's combination of physical bodywork and subtle energetic medicine. Each technique we use has it's own therapeutic qualities and follow the rationale and philosophy of Chinese medicine.
You may feel this remedy to be relaxing, invigorating, subtle, or strong.