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We treat health conditions and adjust to your needs accordingly using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
Through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we look for disruption in the Qi and Blood to formulate treatment plans. Points selection are chosen based on their actions in restoring harmony of the body which are often found along channel meridians throughout the body. Many cases of pain including nerve pain and joint pain the cause is from a musculature nature, orthopedic acupuncture would be appropriate. Orthopedic acupuncture is a branch of TCM acupuncture where needle location is emphasized on the belly of offending muscles.
Most people notice a difference within the first treatment, some may not notice any changes until several treatments in. It is recommended to try 8 to 10 treatments minimum to assess for efficacy.
The main modality of treatment for all patients. It is a form of treatment where thin filiform needles are inserted in specific points across the body to elicit therapeutic effects.
It can feel like a pinch upon penetration of the skin, but the sensation goes away once it is in. The needles we use are extremely thin that even the thinnest hypodermic needles are thicker than the needles we typically use.
There may be soreness in deeper forms of needling. Bruising and a bit of bleeding are possible, but infrequent.
Literal translation from Chinese as “scraping sand,” is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha. It has been proven with ultrasound to increase microcirculation up to 300% and lasting up to three days.
Practice of placing cups on specific areas of the body and apply vacuum to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and increase blood flow. It is often left on the body between 5 and 20 minutes and may cause petechiae where the cup was.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to promote healing. There are many forms of this technique and are mainly classified as direct and indirect moxa. Direct moxa involves rolling loose moxa it into a ball and place it on the skin directly. In indirect moxa it is either placed on the head of the needle or held at a distance by the practitioner.
This is a lamp that uses a mineral based head to produce far infrared wavelengths to penetrate deeper into the body to improve blood flow.
Translated as “Pushing and grasping,” it is a form of medical massage used to help relieve pain and tension in the muscles.
With the recommended 8–10 treatments, the first treatment is about 75 minutes long. Follow up treatments are about 60 minutes.
During treatments, needles are retained for 30–45 minutes. Adjunctive treatments can take anywhere from 5–10 minutes.
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