Acupuncture can be a highly effective therapy for many physical alignments. It involves the insertion of fine disposable needles into specific points along defined pathways of the organs to illicit certain therapeutic effects. It can be utilized to treat both chronic and acute conditions, as well as ailments of a both a physical and emotional nature. Acupuncture has gained notoriety in the West for being an effective treatment protocol for pain. However, its benefits are far more reaching and it can have a profound effect on conditions of an emotional nature. We may hold emotional distress in various areas of our bodies and by needling these areas, this discomfort can be released allowing relief. Each treatment is unique in that its is tailored to correct the fundamental imbalance that is creating the symptoms you are experiencing.
Herbs & Supplements
Herbal formulas and supplements can be composed of a combination of various parts of a plant, minerals and sometimes even animal substances to create a certain therapeutic effect. They may range from simply two to over a dozen ingredients and can be used to treat a variety of conditions, both chronic and acute. Whole food supplements are recommended for optimal potency as the body can quickly digest and absorb the nutrients need to support well being.
Cupping is an adjunct therapy that can be incorporated into a treatment when dealing with physical trauma or congestion in the form of blood, phlegm or dampness in the body. It can effectively promote lymphatic circulation and alleviate common cold symptoms. The process of cupping involves creating a vacuum that allows the cups to form a suction onto a specific area of the body for a specified time to alleviate pain and congestion.
Nutritional counseling involves examining the effect foods have on your well being. We examine your daily diet assessing how the food you are consuming is impacting your mood and energy. We also explore whether your diet offers enough variety to provide adequate nutritional support for your cellular vitality. We may utilize your blood work to further for guidance on dietary changes that would better benefit your physiological health which supports your emotional well being. We will create dietary changes that are feasible for you to incorporate into your life. Food is provides material sustenance that influences our energetic and emotional health. Each food has a specific physiological effect on your body that can either support or tax all your organ systems. This knowledge is utilized to design dietary recommendation tailored to support your specific needs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, food is studied based on it's energetic properties. These properties include it's energetic temperature, taste, function and organ relationship. Nutritional knowledge empowers you. You learn how to nourish and support yourself.
Moxibustion involves the smoldering of moxa or mugwort, an aromatic plant Artemesia vulgaris, on the end of acupuncture needles. The energy of the moxa permeates through the needle into the acupuncture point. This process enhances the circulation of blood, promotes the proper and smooth flow qi, warms the body and eliminates cold pathogenic factors, etc. Sensations experienced during moxibustion are warmth and relaxation.
Electro acupuncture is the application of electrodes to specific needles. The frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered is adjusted based on the condition being treated. Sensations experienced can be described as tingling and heaviness. Electro acupuncture can be used to effectively treat conditions related to repetitive stress injuries, physical trauma, stroke, tendonitis, muscle spams, numbness, carpal tunnel, etc.
Gemstone therapy involves placing specific gemstone on acupncture points/chakras to evokes a specific therapeutic effect. It can be effective in treating condition of both a physical and emotional nature. A session involves placing a variety of gemstones directly and securely on your skin for a duration of approximately 25-30minutes.