Therapies

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Therapies

Therapies

It’s not all about needles!

There are many different treatment methods. Some don’t even use needles. Your session is completely tailored to you and may include cupping, guasha/spooning, heat therapy, electrical stimulation, auricular therapy and so much more.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Very fine sterile, almost painless needles are inserted into various points on the body to affect the tissues below the skin including the nerves, muscles and blood vessels in order to restore health and body function. The areas selected are based on a combination of traditional theories derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine, and myofascial trigger or motor points and physiological responses as defined by western medicine.

Research shows acupuncture to be more effective than drugs, surgery, and physical therapy for several painful conditions and is quickly becoming a first-line of recommendation for pain, especially chronic pain.

Injection Therapy

Injection Therapy

This therapy involves the injection of a small amount of sterile, U.S FDA registered homeopathic or vitamin liquid into an acupuncture point in order to enhance the effect of acupuncture as well as gain the pharmacological effect of the substance injected. These substances may be used to stimulate the bodies natural healing ability to reduce pain, swelling, inflammation and toxin accumulation, among other problems. They are given under the skin or into muscle and cause minor discomfort.

Natural Dermatology

Natural Dermatology

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that the most common condition people visit their health care providers for isn’t heart disease or diabetes – it’s skin disorders, which accounted for 42.7 percent of the doctor visits. Western Medicine typically only has one method of treatment providing temporary relief for these dermatological conditions. Chinese medicine treats skin conditions safely and obtains significant, lasting results by addressing the patient as a whole and treating the root causes instead of only symptoms. We are able to tailor treatments and constantly change the treatment as the skin heals.

Auricular Therapy

Auricular Therapy

Auricular therapy involves the insertion of needles into acupuncture points on the outer ear to treat specific parts of the body. Each auricular point, when stimulated, triggers electrical impulses, via the brain, to the specific area of the body that is being treated. By stimulating these acu-points located on the ear, we can provide support to the body and help with a wide variety of health issues and concerns. It is widely used for stress disorders such as PTSD, smoking cessation and weight loss therapy.

Cupping

Cupping

Cupping uses small glass cups which are suctioned onto the skin. The cups might be moved along an area of pain or kept in one place. This therapy is used to eliminate toxins, improve circulation, and relax the muscles. It is used to release muscle tension, as well as treating a cough, asthma, digestive disorders and allergies. The cups may leave slight red marks that will dissipate in within a few minutes, hours or up to 5 days.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbs are an essential component to most acupuncture treatment plans. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is used to strengthen deficiencies of the body or clear excess pathogenic influences that cause disease. Herbs work from within the body to return bloodflow, digestion, metabolism and hormone production to a natural balance. By restoring natural energy, immunity is strengthened and an overall quality of life is improved. We only use high performance tested herbal products, from the same reliable source that supplies the Cleveland Clinic herbal pharmacy.

Guasha/Spooning

Guasha/Spooning

Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves stimulation of the surface of the skin with a round-edged massage tool shaped like a flat spoon. The rubbing of the skin results in a red or purple color. This color change may last up to 5 days. The color and rate of fading are both diagnostic and prognostic indicators. In Chinese Medicine, stagnation of blood is thought to cause pain as it prevents healthy circulation of blood and oxygen through the tissues. Spooning aids to removes this blood stagnation, offering immediate relief from pain and stiffness.

Moxabustion

Moxabustion

A traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, and holding it above the skin to facilitate healing. Moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition as it strengthens the blood, stimulates the flow of oxygen, and maintains general health. Research has shown that it increases blood circulation to the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation thus aiding menstruation and menstrual cramps.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical Stimulation

Modern acupuncturists enhance the stimulation of the nerve fibers and tissues surrounding the needle by delivering electronic stimulation to the needles. This stimulation overcomes the body’s ability to get used to a constant stimulation by using pre-programs with changing speeds, frequencies and strength. This triggers a precise and effective response from your nervous system and the tissues surrounding the needle. Results are even more effective.

Advanced Lab Tests

Advanced Lab Tests

Functional Medicine is the 21st century scientific articulation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal is to look for missing pieces of the puzzle causing poor health in order to restore optimal function. Using blood tests, other diagnostic techniques and the latest research to critically analyze and optimize the functions of the body.

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is the 21st century scientific articulation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal is to look for missing pieces of the puzzle causing poor health in order to restore optimal function. Using blood tests, other diagnostic techniques and the latest research to critically analyze and optimize the functions of the body.