Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a therapy that utilizes hair-thin needles in several points all over the body to encourage blood and Qi flow to help alleviate any disharmonies in the body (mental, emotional, or physical). It is a Chinese Medicine, when going over your health, creates a Chinese Diagnosis to help formulate points to best treat your condition. 

Acupuncture is often combined with other modalities, such as cupping, gua sha, kinesiology taping (acu-taping), or tui na massage, and TCM dietary therapy; to help further support your treatment! 

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Modalities: Often Combined with Acupuncture

KIN ACU-TAPING

Kin Acu-Taping is a therapeutic technique where non-latex, elastic cotton tape is attached to the area of a painful muscle, ligament or joint while utilizing Chinese Medicine principles such as acupuncture and acupressure. 

In contrast with conventional medicine, using tape to immobilize joints, this form of taping supports and encourages movement. By allowing blood flow to arrive to the area through taping acupuncture meridians on the body, in turn, helping to alleviate pain. 

 

Modalities: Often Combined with Acupuncture

CUPPING

Sterilized suction cups are placed onto the skin, creating a suction on the skin to help release fascia, and bring toxins and “old-blood” to the surface to bring more blood flow to the area to help nourish the muscles and alleviate pain.

 

A very gentle therapy, used to help with tense, tight muscles, of the head, back, arms, legs, and abdomen. 

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Modalities: Often Combined with Acupuncture

LASER ACUPUNCTURE

Scared of needles? Laser acupuncture utilizes an acu-tool that provides a non-invasive and friendly way to get a treatment in without the fear.

 

This has the same effect as acupuncture without the needles, with a infrared light to activate the acupuncture points to calm the mind, body and emotions. 

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** Not a Nutritionist or Dietitian **

DIETARY THERAPY

Dietary therapy (TCM) is provided for most treatments based off your condition. This is a Chinese theory that helps further treat you at your home with foods you can find in your kitchen. Your practitioner will make recommendations for adding or avoiding foods that will further help soothe your condition - from a Chinese Medicine point of view. 

 

The popular saying “you are what you eat”,  applies here, someone who is very restless or has a lot of anxious tendencies is said in Chinese Medicine to have too much heat in the body, utilizing cooling foods can help cool down the heat therefore reducing the anxiety, and restlessness and calming the condition. 

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Modalities: Often Combined with Acupuncture

EAR SEEDS(Auriculo-Acupuncture)

Auriculotherapy is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat and even prevent conditions like anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, nausea, vomiting, substance abuse and gynecological and digestive disorders.

Ear seeds are small latex stickers, about the size of a fingernail, that contain a ripe seed from the Vaccaria plant. 

 

Your acupuncturist places each ear seed carefully on your ear in specific acupressure points that correspond with the conditions you’re experiencing.

 

Modalities: Often Combined with Acupuncture

GUA SHA

Otherwise known as “skin scraping”, this therapy has the same effect as cupping, by scraping the skin with a smooth stone. It helps to bring toxins and “old-blood” to the surface to make way for new blood to nourish the muscles and alleviate pain. 

 

This is a more aggressive therapy than cupping, but provides more relief for people with chronic neck stiffness, or chronic pain in the body. 

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Modalities: Often Combined with Acupuncture

TUI NA MASSAGE

Tui Na, meaning "pinch and pull", is a Chinese massage to help remove blockages in the meridians to alleviate pain. It is not generally used for pleasure and relaxation, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony alongside your acupuncture session.

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