Services

SERVICES


A personalized treatment plan is developed to restore balance in the body, customized from the following modalities:

Acupuncture
Sterile, single-use thin needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate points in the body where “qi” or energy gathers which helps direct and balance energy flow. Acupuncture needles are so thin that about 40 acupuncture needles can fit inside one standard hypodermic needle used to draw blood in western medicine.
Moxibustion
This technique involves the dried herb Artemesia Vulgaris, also known as “moxa,” which is a type of chrysanthemum plant. Moxa is burned close to the surface of the skin to stimulate acupuncture points. Moxibustion helps to strengthen the immune system, relieve pain, and to warm and encourage the flow of blood and “qi” (energy) in the body.
Cupping
Cupping is a form of deep-tissue massage where massage oil is applied to the skin and cups are attached to the body by a vacuum seal that is created by heat or a pump. Cupping helps promote the flow of “qi” (energy) and blood circulation in the body by bringing stagnant blood and toxins to the surface of the skin. It is especially useful for inflammation, deep-rooted pain or congestion.
Gua sha
Gua sha incorporates a stroking technique in which the skin is lubricated with massage oil and press-stroked using a smooth-edged massage tool that produces redness or the appearance of a light bruise on the skin. “Gua” refers to the stroking or scraping motion and “sha” refers to the resulting redness. Gua sha stimulates blood flow, removes stagnation, improves circulation, produces an anti-inflammatory effect, and increases immunity to promote healing.
Tui na
Tui na is a form of therapeutic massage that employs rhythmic compression techniques along the body’s energy channels to bring the flow of energy back into balance. “Tui” means to push and “na” means grasp. Tui na helps harmonize the flow of “qi” (energy) and blood and helps to relieve pain.
Electrical stimulation
Electrical stimulation is a technique that can be used in two ways. The first is as an alternative to needles in the form of a small Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) unit with a smooth rounded metal tip. This process creates electrical stimulation across the surface of the skin and is effective for use with children or people who are adverse to needles. The second method for using electrical stimulation is through the use of an electro-acupuncture device to enhance a treatment with needles. This is done by connecting electrodes to acupuncture needles and sending an electrical current between acupuncture points to stimulate healing.