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At HAVEN Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, we design a personalized treatment plan for every patient to restore balance and health.

 

acupuncture
Acupuncture
Sterile, single-use thin needles are inserted into the skin. This stimulates points in the body where “qi” or energy gathers and 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.
ear seeds auriculotherapy
Auriculotherapy and Ear Seeds
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the ear either with needles or ear seeds. The external ear contains a microsystem of the human body, and a multitude of conditions can be treated by stimulating points on the ear. Ear seeds are small seeds that are held to acupuncture points on the ear with adhesive tape. Ear seeds can be a great addition to an acupuncture treatment to continue the treatment at home and are also available in take home kits for home use.
electrical stimulation e-stim acupuncture
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.
moxibustion moxa
Moxibustion
This technique involves the dried herb Artemesia Vulgaris or mugwort, also known as “moxa”. 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.
gua sha
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. The word “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.
cupping
Cupping
This 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.
tuning forks acutonics
Tuning Forks
Precisely calibrated tuning forks are gently placed at acupuncture points to stimulate the points. The sound waves of the tuning forks travel deeply into the body along the energy channels to positively influence the physical and emotional body. The resonance and vibration of the tuning forks connects with and supports the body’s natural frequencies and balances the body. Tuning forks are a great option for children and those who are too sensitive for acupuncture needles.
facial rejuvenation acupuncture cosmetic
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a natural, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical treatment for renewing the face as well as the body. Fine needles placed at acupuncture and motor points on the face and body to stimulate the natural toning and tightening ability of the muscles of the face and neck. These points also stimulate blood and circulation which improve the complexion and can help with a number of dermatological concerns including wrinkles, sagging skin, darkness and puffiness under the eyes, and more.
facial gua sha
Facial Gua sha
Like facial rejuvenation acupuncture, facial gua sha has been used for centuries to increase facial health and beauty. Facial gua sha utilizes a delicate jade tool that gently smooths, invigorates, and sculpts the skin and underlying tissues. Facial gua sha lifts and sculpts the face and neck and focuses on key areas including the brow, eyelids, cheeks, and jowls, often revealing a brighter, toned and lifted complexion and a more clearly defined jaw line. Needles are not used in this treatment. A take home kit and lesson are available to continue treatments at home.
qigong
Qigong
Qigong is a practice of cultivating energy. The word “qi” refers to energy or life force, and the word “gong” in this case refers to work or practice. Qigong is a combination of gentle movements with mindful breathing that balance and move energy. Qigong can be practiced by anyone at any age or level of health.
integrative health coaching
Health and wellness coaching
Health and wellness coaching is a collaborative process to help people realize their optimal health vision. It provides support for identifying personal health and wellness goals and creating a success-oriented plan for establishing and maintaining new, healthier habits.
Acupuncture Telehealth
Telehealth
Telehealth is an online treatment option for people who cannot or do not want to leave their home. All that is needed is a web browser and internet access. Patients are given a web link to access a HIPAA-compliant medical platform that is private and secure. Many of the modalities listed above can be included in a Telehealth session.