Acupuncture works by correcting imbalances of energy, or “qi,” in the body. When we are healthy, qi flows smoothly through our body’s meridians like water flowing along a riverbed.
Symptoms of ill health begin when the qi becomes blocked along its natural course. Injuries, pathogens, exposure to toxins, improper diet, and unhealthy emotions can all contribute to such blockages.
The acupuncturist will assess how and where the qi has become blocked and assist the body to correct these blockages by gently inserting slender needles at specific points along the meridians of qi flow.
The number of treatments needed depends upon the duration, severity and nature of each individual’s condition. You may need only a single treatment for an acute condition. A series of five to fifteen treatments may resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may require many treatments over time. Based on the assessment of your individual condition, your acupuncturist will give you an estimate of your treatment program before starting treatment.
Moxibustion has been used for 2000 years throughout Asia. The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. As an external treatment in acupuncture therapy, moxibustion uses moxa to apply heat to certain locations on the body to treat and prevent disease. This supports the healthy flow of blood and Qi by transmitting heat through the meridians and organs.
Moxa is the most commonly used material for moxibustion today because it is able to expel dampness and coldness through the meridian and replenishes Yin or Yang to the critical condition.
Moxibustion has been clinically tested and is a proven method for treating disease. Considerable effect has been made in treating hepatitis B and hypertenstion with moxibustion.
Herbal Formulas are indispensable in the treatment of most imbalances with Chinese Medicine. The herbal formula prescribed to you will have a physiological effect that reinforces the in-office treatment, both enhancing the therapeutic effect and sustaining it between treatments. Herbs are highly recommended to most patients.
Cupping uses suction to draw the circulation to the surface of the skin. Glass cups draw up the skin, and the cups slide over the skin, creating a soothing massage effect. Cupping is most often used for colds, stubborn coughs, and muscle spasms in the back.
• Acute and Chronic Pain
• Back/Neck/Shoulder/Knee Pain
• Musculoskeletal Pain
• TMJ/Jaw Pain
• Common cold
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Eating Disorders
• Other digestive issues
• Urinary Tract Infection/Cystitis
• Yeast Infection
• Water Retention
• Overactive Bladder
• Urination Problems
• Premenstrual Syndrome
• Irregular Periods
• Menopausal Symptoms
• Morning Sickness
• Weight Loss
• Side effects of Chemo/Radiation
• Stroke Rehabilitation