Energy (Qi) circulates in our bodies from organ to organ via channels called meridians. Along these meridians are “points” that when stimulated effect the flow of vital energy in the organs and tissues. As a result, the whole body functions more efficiently creating a balanced state of being.
Very fine, sterile, disposable needles are gently placed into the acupuncture points to tonify, sedate and encourage the natural energy of the body to become harmonious. Many patients say the needles are painless and they feel quite relaxed during and after the treatments. Deep relaxation is the natural result of balancing of the body’s energy.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic ailments including muscular skeletal pain, back and shoulder pain, wrist and joint pain, asthma, allergies, colds, headaches, menstrual disorders, menopause, stomach and intestinal disfunction, sleep disorders, fatigue and stress.
There is no magic point or needling combination to make someone lose weight.
Often the body begins to accumulate due to mismanaged or inappropriate lifestyle patterns.
The patterns you repeat everyday, dietary patterns, exercise patterns, sleep patterns and even thought patterns mixed with your genetics are creating your physical and emotional experience. When we identify and correct the patterns to more appropriately serve you, naturally you will shift to a healthier balanced experience of your body.
Acupuncture can help you quit smoking along with other destructive habits. A specific protocol is used to help with addictions and easing withdrawal effects. Acupuncture, combined with herbal medicine also encourages detoxification and regeneration of the body.
Electro-Acupuncture – EA
In addition to manual stimulation, acupuncture needles may also be stimulated by using a safe, gentle, electrical current.
Electro-acupuncture stimulation enhances the effect of the acupuncture treatment. It also promotes regeneration of nerve fibers in situations where cell bodies of damaged nerves are still vital.
EA interrupts pain/spasm cycles and may be used to facilitate gains in range-of-motion crucial to physical rehabilitation. EA promotes tissue repair and healing essential to treat many chronic disorders as well.
Other Healing Modalities
A gentle rubbing of the skin surface using a Gua Sha tool increases circulation of Qi and blood.
A vacuum is quickly created inside of glass “cups” and are then placed onto the skin. The pulling sensation increases blood circulation, warming the muscles and soft tissue.
The dried leaf of mugwort is rolled into a stick or placed on the end of needles, then burned as a warming therapy during treatment. This technique can help strengthen energy nurture efficiency in the organs.
Herbal plasters and analgesics are frequently used to enhance the effectiveness of Shiatsu and acupuncture treatments and to relieve pain.