Acupuncture is the use of thin, sterile needles inserted into the body to create a balancing effect on the body and mind. It can be used to treat conditions such as pain, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, depression, menstrual irregularities, symptoms of menopause, infertility, digestion issues, congestion, allergies, as well as many others. For acute pain, e-stim acupuncture may be utilized. In this technique electric leads are attached to the needles so that a current passes through pairs of needles.
Acupressure is the use of pressure or massage over the same points that would be used during acupuncture. It is a helpful and relaxing way to increase circulation, release tension, and help balance the body. It can be used to treat digestion issues, stress, pain, emotional imbalances and many other conditions.
Cupping is the use of glass, plastic, or silicone cups to create suction on the body. It strongly increases circulation to the area and can help reduce pain, release tight muscles, and break up fascial adhesions. Cupping leaves marks on the body which may last up to 7-10 days.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE HERBS
Chinese herbs are generally taken in a balanced formula written or recommended by a practitioner. Formulas usually contain between 2 and 15 herbs chosen specifically to balance and enhance each other's qualities. Herbs are intended to address the root cause of the patient's illness, not simply to mask the symptoms.
Tuina is a vigorous Chinese massage style. It is intended to be therapeutic and help reduce pain and tension.
Moxibustion is the burning of an herb called Mugwort or Artemesia over the body. This is an herb that is taken internally for pain. When it is burned over the body it helps reduce pain, and increases circulation to the area.
Yoga is the combination of stretching, strengthening, breath-work, meditation, and lifestyle changes in order to help people find a greater sense of ease in their lives. Yoga practices range from vigorous and sweaty to very slow and deeply relaxing. Everyone can practice yoga no matter their age, size, or mobility, it's simply a matter of finding the right style to meet each individual's needs.