A system of healing that originated in China thousands of years ago. The goal of acupuncture is restore the free-flowing movement of our body’s energy (Qi, or chee); for when there is blocked energy, there is illness and when energy is flowing smoothly, there is wellness. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve function by inserting drug-free, sterile needles at various points along the body. Which point (s) will be used is determined by the signs and symptoms that each individual patient presents with. Acupuncture is used to prevent as well as to treat illness.
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By utilizing suction cups to help stimulate the flow of Qi and blood to the superficial layers of the skin, cupping allows the practitioner to address familiar issues like muscular pain. It can also be used to assist the body in combating viral and bacterial illness such as flu and common cold.
A form of massage used in Oriental Medicine that is geared to move pain caused by stagnated Qi and Blood. Tui-Na is often performed at the end of an acupuncture treatment to further enhance pain relief.
Chinese herbs and herbal remedies are used to help realign an individual’s yin/yang balance in order to improve overall well-being. Chinese patent herbal formulas are made from organic ingredients that work in harmony with acupuncture to produce the desired effects in a person’s body. These ingredients are primarily of plant origin and may include roots, bark, seed, flowers and leaves. Each ingredient has a specific function. Ingredients are blended together to create ancient Chinese formulas that have been used for thousands of years. Patent herbs are pre-set formulas that come in pill or tablet form.
Electric stimulation, or “e-stim” is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of applying constant stimulation to the acupuncture point(s).
Clinical studies show e-stim to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, but is most often used for pain, muscle spasms, and neurological issues. The frequency and intensity of the pulsations varies based on the patient and the condition being treated.