Chinese Medicine focuses on treating the root cause of illness to restore the body's natural balance.
Acupuncture involves inserting very fine, medical-grade needles into the skin, connective tissue (fascia) or muscle to stimulate the body's physiological processes, move blood and fluid and help the body clear any obstructions or pathogens that may be disrupting the flow of energy.
Acupuncture helps balance the autonomic nervous system, which regulates bodily functions (such as heart rate and digestion). Due to stressful lifestyles, the autonomic nervous system is often out of balance. Acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin and initiates a state of relaxation which allows the body to recover from stress and heal itself.
People turn to acupuncture for a wide variety of conditions such as headaches, back pain, arthritis, and infertility as well as mental and emotional issues such as anxiety, stress and depression.
These can be incorporated into the treatment:
MOXIBUSTION - Heat is applied to an acupuncture point using a therapeutic herb called moxa to warm and relax muscles and energy.
CUPPING - Glass cups are placed on the skin with a vacuum seal to stimulate blood flow and clear blocked energy.
GUA-SHA - A round edge tool is used to scrape the skin to help improve circulation, increase blood flow to the affected area and clears blocked or stagnant energy.