The science of acupuncture is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine used in the prevention and treatment of disease. The dominant function of Acupuncture is to regulate the circulation of Qi (vital energy) and blood. There is a network of channels running throughout the body through which our energy flows (QI). When Qi is abundant harmonious and free flowing, health exists. When Qi becomes blocked, distressed, or weak, disease occurs. By inserting very thin needles into specific points on the body, that can affect Qi in the channels and encourage the body's natural healing process. Acupuncture is a holistic medicine which treats the entire person. Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced, well-trained practitioner using sterile needles.
Massage is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. massage therapy can reduce muscle tension and improve blood circulation to relieve body stress or pain.
Our goal is to return your body to proper balance and reinstate natural, pain free range of motion.
We offer the following therapeutic techniques: Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage), Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal massage, Reflexology, Swedish Massage
Moxibustion treats and prevents diseases by applying heat to points or certain locations of the human body. The material used is mainly “moxa-wool” in form of a cone or stick. For centuries moxibustion and acupuncture have been combined in clinical practice. “when a disease fails to respond to medicine and acupuncture, moxibustion is suggested.”
Function of moxibustion
1) To warm up the meridians and expel cold.
2) To induce the smooth flow of Qi and blood.
3) To strengthen yang from collapse.
4) To prevent diseases and keep healthy.
5) It is good for cold body, cold hand and feet; menstrual cramps, arthritis, muscle pain caused by cold; chronic fatigue and depression; immune system strengthening.
Cupping method is a therapeutic approach by attaching small jaws which a vacuum is created to skin surface. As a result, a suction sensation occurs. The cups are left on the body for 5 to 15 minutes. A cupping session may leave the red marks on the skin or temporary bruising, but these will disappear within a couple days. There may also be some soreness or tenderness in the areas treated. These should all dissipate within a short period of time. Cupping is good for pain cause from muscle tension or the beginning of a clod, like upper back pain, hip pain.
The purpose of cupping is drawing out toxins, dispelling stagnation, increasing blood flow, and promoting a health flow of Qi energies. It can reduce muscle tension and relieve pain.
It is important to note that cupping may not be appropriate for people who have blood conditions or disorders.
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a tool such as jade, ox horn to improve your circulation. It works to increase the blood flow under the skin and the circulation in the soft tissue under the skin.
You may only receive treatment for approximately ten minutes. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion. After a gua sha session, you may have red marks on your skin, or temporary bruising. The scraping of the skin can cause capillaries near the skin to burst, but these will disappear within a couple days. There may also be some soreness or tenderness in the areas treated. These should all dissipate within a short period of time.
Guasha is good for pain cause from muscle tension, like neck pain, neck stiffness, upper back pain, headache, and migraine.
It is important to note that gua sha may not be appropriate for people who have blood conditions or disorders.
Ear Acupuncture, or Auricular Therapy is a form of Chinese medicine. Its patterns follow the principles of Chinese acupuncture. It is a micro acupuncture technique like reflexology. The principles of reflexology basing on somatotopic maps that reflex to body parts and organs. Looking at the ear the distribution of points roughly corresponds to the image of an inverted embryo in mother’s abdomen. Points for the head, neck, and sensory organs near the bottom, rising up along the ear to the back and limbs with organs in the center. Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body's dysfunction through stimulation of points on the ear. It can help relieve pain, improve sleep, treat anxiety, stress, wight loss, smoking cessation and more. Therapist insert thin needles or place small seeds from the vaccaria plant on various pressure points on the ear. The needles will be in for 15 minutes or the seeds will be held in place with small pieces of adhesive tape. The process with the seeds is painless, and the seeds stay on for up to 3-5 days.