ACUPUNCTURE & ADJUNCT THERAPIES
Acupuncture relieves pain, enhances sleep, alleviates anxiety and stress, and treats acute and chronic muscular conditions. This form of treatment is covered by most insurance companies.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine can be used to treat a variety of imbalances and disease such as; infertility, menopausal issues, digestive issues, insomnia, stress and anxiety. Herbs are chosen in combinations to specifically address each patient’s unique presentation and constitution as a means to further the healing process and enhance the benefits of acupuncture.
Cupping therapy is an ancient technique practiced in many cultures that involves the placement of special plastic or glass cups on the skin. A gentle vacuum is created that encourages circulation to improve to specific areas where qi, lymph and blood flow has become obstructed or stagnant. Cupping therapy is often used on the back and is helpful in treating musculoskeletal complaints of the shoulder, upper, middle, and lower back as well as respiratory issues among others. In some cases, temporary dark circles or bruise-like marks may appear in areas where the cups were placed. These are not the same as bruises from trauma and generally disappear in a few days.
Gua Sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect to relieve pain, stiffness, fever, chill and cough.
Tuning forks offer a non-invasive instrument that effectively stimulates acupuncture points with sound vibrations tuned to different therapeutic frequencies. The sound waves of the forks vibrate and travel deep into the body along the energy pathways to promote healing.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy in a non-invasive procedure that uses both far-red and infra-red light frequencies as a means to promote pain reduction, healing and tissue regeneration. The light waves can penetrate 2cm-5cm into the tissue to interact with the photoreceptive aspects of the cell as a mean increase intra-cellular metabolism and energy production. The use of cold laser can improve both micro and macro circulation to the target area, thus reducing local inflammation. Research has shown that cold laser therapy is an effective treatment for ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, joint pain, wound healing and many others. Often it will be applied during an acupuncture treatment to synergize both modalities.
Point Injection Therapy
Point Injection Therapy combines the bodies energetic pathways with powerful homeopathic formulas to encourage the body to return to homeostasis. Homeopathic remedies that are used have been developed many years ago and have been in use in European countries for decades. The formulas promote marked pain relief and stress reduction, as well as anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant effects. By injecting vitamins and other homeopathic remedies directly into the body, the medicine is able to bypass the hepatic portal or the first pass effect. This means that less of the vitamins and medicine are filtered out by the liver and thus can be more rapidly absorbed by the target tissue and surrounding cells. Also, by utilizing the bodies acupuncture meridians, the vitamins and medicines are synergistically enhanced by the stimulation powerful acu points.