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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.