“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” –Thomas Edison
Acupuncture is a natural, safe and effective ways to restore health and vitality.
Acupuncture is a treatment that is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine which is simply a holistic form of health care used to balance the mind, body and spirit.
The core of Chinese Medicine is Qi (chee), which is the natural energy that flows throughout our body. It flows through specific pathways, called meridians, each connected to a specific organ or gland that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper balance and flow of Qi creates health and wellness, and maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang. It is said that “when Qi is abundant and free flowing health prevails”, and “when Qi is excessive, deficient, or blocked disease may prevail.”
According to Western science, acupuncture affects the whole body, including the brain, nervous system, endocrine system, muscular system, and connective tissue. It increases the circulation of blood flow, and stimulates the nervous system to release neurotransmitters and hormones into the brain, spinal cord, and muscles to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, restore proper function, and promote physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture is a process, not a procedure.
Each treatment is cumulative. We do not know how your body will respond until we try a few sessions. Almost everyone will need a series of treatments to get the best results. You should notice positive changes in your body within the first five appointments; however, a typical course of treatment is one or two times a week for 5 to 10 weeks.
Tui Na is a form of Asian bodywork that stimulates certain acupoints or channels. It involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.
Cupping is done by applying glass, plastic or silicone cup to the skin using a negative pressure. The vacuum created promotes circulation of blood and lymph to stimulate healing along a channel pathway or muscle group.
Gua Sha is a technique using a rounded edge tool used to apply direct pressure to the skin, tendon, or muscle to promote blood flow, reduce scar tissue, reduce adhesions, and stimulate healing.
Moxibustion involves the burning of moxa, an herb from the Mugwort plant. The herb is used as a form of heat therapy and is burned slowly over acupoints. It gives off a little smoke and a pleasant, incense-like smell.
Micro Stimulation is a small machine, similar to a tens unit, that provides small electrical pulsations that create a stronger treatment effect, and when applied to a muscle can create a muscle contraction.
Cold Laser Therapy is a low frequency cold laser that penetrates the skin to promote and accelerate healing at the cellular level.
Essential Oils may be used in a technique called Aroma Acupoint Therapy, which involves the use of specific essential oils on acupuncture points to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.