Acupuncture Treatment Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment is a painless technique, which employs the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy – thereby restoring balance, removing blockages and adding energy where necessary.

Acupuncture points, which lie on energy channels, are directly related to specific organs and physiological functions, this principle has been repeatedly confirmed by recent research in which obvious physiological changes were observed through the manipulation of specific Acupuncture points.

Chinese people have been using Acupuncture for more than four thousand years, a long history of clinical studies have shown their efficacy for chronic and acute medical symptoms. A series of sessions, usually combined with Acupressure, has a cumulative effect in restoring the body to health.

As more Americans are discovering, Western medicine alone does not always work, they are turning to Acupuncture as a natural way to heal without the side effects of many drugs and chemicals prescribed by Western medical practitioners. It has been found to be an extremely useful modality for people who have not responded to more conventional forms of treatment.

Acupuncture with Electrical Stimulation uses micro current electricity to stimulate acupuncture points. A mild tingling sensation of electricity and moderate pulsation will be felt. Acupuncture with electrical stimulation is often be used for pain management, weight control, and fibroid and cyst control.

Acupressure

Acupressure is the technique of applying finger pressure and different tactile manipulations on certain points and muscles along the channels of the body. This stimulation can relax the muscle tension, improve the free flow of the Qi and blood of the body, and regulate the corresponding viscera and all the tissue organs, such as brain, marrow, and uterus.

This treatment method is always used together with acupuncture treatment to holistically balance the body’s nervous and muscular systems, strengthen the immune system, and release stress or pain. For children and those not desiring therapy employing needles, acupressure alone is an effective treatment.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

TCM combines a deep knowledge of human physiology with the most extensive pharmacopoeia of organic herbs and natural substances in the world. Based on the condition to be treated and a client’s lifestyle, herbal prescriptions follow a changing cycle tailored to each person. Herbal treatment may be prepared in a medicinal tea, pressed into pills, distilled into seasonal tonics, or put in the staple food. Usually the treasured herbs of TCM are prepared in sophisticated combinations to foster balanced, lasting healing.

Chinese herbal medicine treats the full range of human disease. It is used to treat:

  • Acute diseases, like intestinal flu and the common cold, cough, UTI, diarrhea…
  • Chronic diseases, such as gynecological disorders, allergies, digestive disorders, prostate illness, hormonal disorders, autoimmune diseases, and chronic viral diseases

Chinese herbal medicine is especially good for promoting the body’s ability to heal and recover from illness.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of releasing local congestion by attaching small jars, which creates a vacuum through heat or suction. The cupping method can warm and promote the free flow of Qi and blood in the meridians, dispelling cold dampness and diminishing swelling and pain. Cupping therapy is applied on different areas of the body to treat varying conditions. It may leave some marks, but these will disappear within few days.

Cupping affects the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins. This process activates the lymphatic system, clears colon blockages, helps activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activates the skin, clears stretch marks and improves varicose veins. Cupping is very useful and very safe.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is another ancient therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Moxa, made from the dried leaves of the common mugwort (artemesia vulgaris) plant, is either placed as small balls on the end of acupuncture needles or it can be made into small cones and placed on herbal cake or ginger over certain parts of skin or acupuncture points. It provides gentle heat and increases the toning effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment.

For centuries, moxibustion and acupuncture have been combined in clinical practice. It is a highly effective way to build up a patient’s energy reserves, strengthen the immune and circulatory systems, and improve sexual functions. Moxibustion is particularly effective in the treatment of fatigue, infertility, arthritis, asthma, and cancer patients.

Moxibustion has been used as routine preventive care to expel coldness in the body, promote the body’s energy, increase immune function and improve blood circulation. While it is performed all year round to treat different diseases, moxibustion is most particularly done in the summer for preventive care three times during June in accordance with First Summer, Middle Summer, and End Summer of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Patients should not receive moxibustion if they have fever, flu, infectious conditions, mouth sores, hepatitis, or high blood pressure. Furthermore, pregnant women should avoid moxa on the abdominal and lumbar sacral areas. Anyone with numbness and lack of sensation in the extremities should not do moxa.

Eastern Nutrition

Diet is crucial for the human body’s health, after birth, our body fully relies on diet to nourish and maintain daily functions. The Traditional Chinese Diet Therapy addresses the energy of all different kinds of whole foods. Appropriate diet can foster the healing process and prevent sickness.

Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture facial rejuvenation is also called and acupuncture face lift. The acupuncture face lift consists of inserting tiny needles on the face to accomplish the following:

  • increasing circulation by increasing the flow of energy, blood and lymph
  • promoting production of collagen and increasing muscle tone and elasticity
  • stimulating the formation of body fluids
  • improving physical, emotional and spiritual health by reducing stress
  • improving overall health and wellbeing

After facial rejuvenation the skin becomes more delicate and fair, smoother, refreshed and much younger looking; fine lines can be erased and deeper lines can be reduced. In addition, sagginess will be reduced, fatigued eyelids will lift up, age spots will cleared or be reduced, and droopy eyelids and dark eye circles will be eliminated. We will suggest an optimal plan for lifting the face depending on your specific situation.