Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, disposable, stainless steel needles at specific points on the surface of the skin. Acupuncture influences and balances the physiological functioning of the body. As a drug-free treatment, it is a safe method of promoting and maintaining one’s health.
Moxibustion is a technique in which the Chinese herb Ai Ye is used to warm an acupuncture point, needle, or meridian. Moxibustion is used to treat debilitating conditions such as arthritis and pain.
Cupping is a technique where the use of suction is applied to increase circulation in an affected area. Cupping is used for many conditions, including back, shoulder, and neck pain, the common cold, and influenza.
A technique where small electrical currents are passed through acupuncture needles to add additional stimulation to acupuncture points. Electro-acupuncture has been shown to decrease pain, accelerate tissue healing, and significantly reduce inflammation.
Gua Sha is a technique which involves a round-edged instrument that rubs the skin of the upper back, neck, or chest. Gua Sha promotes normal circulation and enhances metabolic processes. Gua Sha is valuable in the treatment of pain, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many acute or chronic disorders.
Tui na is the traditional system of Chinese style physical therapy or massage. Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, tui na uses kneading, pressing, rolling and stretching of the body. Tui na is used to regulate qi and blood flow, and improve the function of tendons, bones, and joints