Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient technique that promotes your body's natural healing process through the placement of thin, sterile, single use needles into precise acupuncture points. A patient's signs and symptoms determine which points to use. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. Clinical research continues to prove its validity and fuel it's growth and acceptance. Acupuncture has none of the toxic side effects associated with pharmaceutical medications.

 

Acupuncture is the most widely known tool of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional advice and qi-gong are other aspects of TCM.

 

COMMONLY TREATED AILMENTS

Women's Health Issues

  • Problematic menses

  • Peri-menopausal Symptoms

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Fertility and Pregnancy

Pain Syndromes of all kinds                

  • Joint pain                                            

  • Back Pain                                            

  • Dental/jaw pain                                  

  • Painful menstruation                            

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia                                  

Digestive Problems                              

  • Nausea                                              

  • Vomitting                                          

  • Gastritis

  • Colitis                                              

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome                        

  • Reflux

Emotional Issues

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression


 

Acupuncture is the most well known tool of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Acupuncture needles are fine, flexible, solid and do not hurt. At most you'll feel tiny fleeting pinch, but often you feel nothing at all. Once the needles are placed a deep sense of relaxation develops. The needles are sterile single use tools. 

Acupuncture works best in a series of treatments. Each treatment builds momentum. To get the best result from the therapy plan on having at least three successive treatments if possible. 

Cupping reduces pain and relaxes tight painful muscles.  It's a method of using suction to pull or move stagnant fluids and blood out of injured areas reinvigorating a stalled healing process. It also can shift the congestion that settles in your lungs with colds, flus and bronchial disease. Glass cups are placed on the skin after I quickly warm the air up with a lit cotton ball. The cups may be moved or stay stationary to create the desired effect. It feels like a deep massage which many people find very relaxing. Its important to know that cupping leaves a mark on the skin which fades over the next 4-7 days. 

Cupping is good for

  • arthritic pain in the back​

  • old muscular injuries with recurring painful flare-ups

  • overworked stiff sore muscles

  • asthmatic congestion

  • some forms of acne

  • tension headaches

  • neck stiffness and soreness

  •  muscles that get sore with stress​

The tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Cupping

Acupuncture helps most complaints.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion, more commonly known as moxa, is the burning of an herb call Mugwort over specific acupoints or areas of the body. It has warming, moving, nourishing effect. Moxa comes in many forms. I use smokeless moxa which looks like a thick stick of incense. (it still smokes a bit, just less than other forms). 

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