Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating hair fine needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. The WHO, the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institute of Health (NIH), the American Medical Association (AMA) have studied and commented on the efficacy of acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to treat many disorders including, but not limited to:
-Allergies - Anxiety - Arthritis - Asthma - Digestive Disorders - Emotional Disorders- Pain issues chronic or acute - Pregnancy related issues - Reproductive Disorders - Respiratory issues - Sleep disorders - and much more.
During an Acupuncture treatment you may experience one of these techniques:
Moxabustion:An ancient technique using an herb called mugwort. The herb is burnd either on the skin, over the skin or on top of the needle. It does not hurt and actually feels really good. It strengthens the blood, warms the body, stimulates the flow of qi and aid in general healing throughout the body.
Gua Sha: A traditional ancient Chinese technique that dates back over two thousand years. This method brings energy to the body or area, promotes blood circulation removes toxic heat and moves stagnant blood, energy and the lymphatic system.
Cupping:A powerful technique used to move stagnation within the body. It employs using cups of either glass or plastic being suctioned onto your body. It is a non invasive, non painful technique.