Acupuncture consists of inserting hair thin needles into points on the body along acupuncture channels. It has been used effectively for thousands of years to treat a variety of conditions. The system of acupuncture channels work together like a network, and when working harmoniously, can effectively maintain balance in the body. This is the goal of acupuncture. Once the body is in balance, it can effectively heal. Recent evidence informed research shows the effectiveness of acupuncture. Needles can also be gently manipulated to gain additional effectiveness, or they can be stimulated with electrical stimulation called e-stim. A treatment plan is established for each patient to ensure a personalized level of treatment and care.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs have been utilized to effectively treat a wide variety of illnesses and disorders for thousands of years. Each formula can be customized for the condition of each patient, which provides very personalized patient care. Chinese herbs can be utilized to enhance acupuncture treatments, or herbal treatments can be utilized as a stand alone method of treatment.
Cupping is commonly used for musculoskeletal disorders and pain. It effectively removes toxins and stagnation in the muscle layer, and helps restore balance to the body.
Gua sha consists on a gentle scraping of the skin, to help release pain, and imbalance in the muscles and body tissue. It can be utilized for musculoskeletal issues, as well as facial rejuvenation, and treating the common cold.
Alternatives to Acupuncture
For people who are not as comfortable with needles, or for children, there are alternative modalities for acupuncture. These modalities include acupressure, tuning forks, aromatherapy and essential oils.
Reiki utilizes universal energy to enhance an acupuncture treatment, or can be used as a stand alone treatment to balance and renew ones energy. It revitalizes ones body, mind and spirit.