Oriental Medicine consists of many healing modalities. Your acupuncture treatments may include discovering other natural healing therapies such as tui na, moxabustion, auricular (ear) acupuncture, cupping, herbal formula recommendations, and nutritional advice based on your individual constitution and pattern of symptoms.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (traditional and needle-free):
Uses the insertion of fine needles into specific acupuncture points on the body’s surface in order to regulate the flow of Qi. By stimulating these points (with or without needles), Qi-energy circulation, blood circulation, and organ balance are restored. As a result pain, discomfort is eliminated, and underlying disorders progressively resolve.
A micro-system by which stimulation is applied to specific points in the ear to treat pain, balance emotions, detoxify, and balance hormones. Many points in the ear represent points in the body and can be stimulated using either tiny needles, ear seeds or magnets.
Micro-needling (Dermaroller US): Collagen Induction Therapy and Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation:
As people continue to look for healthy, non-invasive cosmetic techniques, here is another opportunity for acupuncture to help. Cosmetic acupuncture consists of a variety of treatments that not only have cosmetic results but that will improve the patient’s general health. All techniques are based on the proper diagnosis and differentiation – Safe & natural alternative to plastic surgery and Botox injections.
Use of the herb mugwort (artemisiae) to help increase blood circulation. This ancient therapy (older than acupuncture) induces warmth and energy into the body. It has been effectively used as an alternative to surgery for reducing cysts and benign tumors in the body.
Use of glass cups applied using suction for increased circulation, most commonly used for orthopedic disorders to even the common cold.Cupping involves the use of small glass, bamboo or ceramic suction cups to remove impure energy from the body. A small match is lit inside the cup which, when removed quickly, allows the flame to create a partial vacuum so that the cup sticks tightly to the skin. On occasions a needle is inserted into the skin and a cup placed over it. Cupping generally involves the use of several cups on the same area of the body. The cups are left in place for 10 to 15 minutes while the vacuum creates the suction effect with increases circulation and blood flow. Helpful in treating such conditions as lumbago and rheumatism.
Unlike western medications, which tend to mask symptoms rather than correct the underlying cause, Chinese herbs are selected to address both acute symptoms and the patient’s underlying condition, and are free from unwanted side effects. Chinese herbal formulas have been developed over thousands of years to yield expected outcomes.
Hands-on technique stretches muscles and connective tissue and stimulates lymph & blood circulation. Tui Na helps to relieve acute and chronic structural pain.