At the Acupuncture & Wellness Center, we treat a wide range of conditions through Oriental Medicine. The following are the modalities of treatment utilized:
Acupuncture is defined as “…the insertion of slender needles through the skin at specific locations on the body to elicit a therapeutic response.” Acupuncture is used to balance the body’s energy to regain optimal health. Our energy, or Qi, is considered our vital life force, and flows through channels in our bodies called meridians. Imbalance will inhibit the flow of Qi in our bodies and eventually lead to disease. Physical and/or emotional stress, physical trauma, congenital weakness, or improper diet, can cause this. Acupuncture corrects the imbalances within our bodies by stimulating certain points along the meridian pathways that comes closest to the surface of the skin (acupuncture points). This is done safely, without side effects, as you are lying comfortably in a quiet, relaxing environment.
Cupping is the placement of plastic cups suctioned onto the patient’s body to increase the flow of Qi and Blood below the surface of the skin. Cupping also works to pull toxins, and move congestion of Qi or Phlegm. Cupping can be very effective for the treatment of lower respiratory conditions.
Gua Sha is similar to cupping helping increase Qi and Blood flow. It is performed by scraping across an area of the body with a smooth-surfaced instrument. It is effective in breaking up tissue adhesions.
Electrical Stimulation is the placement of electromagnetic current onto the needles to increase the stimulation of the Acupuncture. The current is delivered with micro-precision to target “stubborn” and significant pain patterns.
Dispensing Chinese Herbal Medicine:
Chinese herbal formulas are specifically selected to address the root cause of your condition. Many times, the formulas can help symptomatically, as they are addressing the manifestation of the condition, while also working to correct the underlying cause. Chinese herbal formulas can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture or alone, are only dispensed from a licensed Acupuncturist, and in our practice, we deliberately only dispense herbal formulas manufactured in the United States of America.