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Practiced for thousands of years, acupuncture has gained more attention as an alternative and complimentary treatment choice in western culture.
There are 365 classical acupuncture points associated with the 14 meridians that cover the entire body. The practice of acupuncture consists of inserting fine needles into these specific points, and when done with skillful insertion and manipulation, produce great results in our body.
What conditions are commonly treated by acupuncture?
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, insomnia, and infertility. Click here to view the full list.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Nature has been man’s herbal laboratory for thousands of years. Treatment for anything from common ailments to complex diseases can be remedied with herbs. Based on diagnostics and the theory of Chinese Medicine, specific formulas are tailored for each person’s unique conditions and presenting symptoms by our experienced practitioners.
Gua Sha is a scraping technique used in Chinese Medicine to facilitate blood flow and encourage the body’s natural healing process. Patients can feel immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chills, coughing, wheezing or even the common flu symptoms.
Acupuncture Plus provides the treatment of moxibustion, which consists of burning dried mugwort or charcoal, to warm meridians and increase the body's qi and blood flow for the maintenance of general health and wellbeing. It can aid in fertility, relieve muscle tension, menstrual discomfort as well as several digestive issues.
Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. Most acupuncturists today use cups made of thick glass or plastic, although bamboo, iron and pottery cups are still used in some countries.
A vacuum is created inside the cup, either through heat or a hand pump, to suction the cup to the skin. This draws up the skin inside the cup; opening the pores, stimulating blood flow, balancing the flow of Qi, and breaking up obstructions.
What are some of the benefits of cupping?
Decreasing pain and stiffness
Promoting healthy blood flow
Increasing the flow of lymph through the body
Detoxifying the circulatory system
Increasing joint range of motion
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