Your Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture Needling, Dry Needling,
Acupressure, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Electro-Acupuncture, Medical Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, Tuina,
Kinesio Taping, TDP mineral light therapy, Reflexology, Applied Kinesiology, Aromatherapy, and Qi Gong may
be a part of your treatment. Each technique is explained below:
Needling involves the insertion of very fine needles into the body through the surface of the skin.
This is generally a painless procedure and leads to deep levels of relaxation experienced during the treatment.
Dry Needling involves the insertion
of acupuncture needles to release trigger points. These trigger points often cause intense muscle and joint pain.
Trigger points can be fully released by dry needling.
Acupressure involves the use
of thumb or finger pressure on specific acupuncture points to unblock the flow of energy in the tissue and restore harmony
and balance. This technique will oftentimes result in a significant decrease in pain.
Cupping is a technique that uses warm glass cups on the skin to create a type of suction.
These cups are used to remove stagnation from an area of the body.
Gua sha is a TCM procedure
that involves gentle massage-like scraping of an area of the body with a spoon or jade stone to alleviates the stagnation
of Qi (pronounced Chee) and blood deep within the tissue.
Moxibustion is the process of burning the herb Artemesia Vulgaris (aka
Mugwort) to either warm an area of the body or to warm an Acupuncture point. This technique increases circulation locally
and warms/tonifies the body.
uses a small electric current stream that can be connected to Acupuncture needles. This procedure increases circulation
and is used specifically if stronger stimulation of the needles is required. It is often used for musculoskeletal
issues and/or sports injuries.
Medical Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, and Tuina are all manual bodywork techniques.
Medical Massage Therapy techniques allow for a direct manipulation of the muscles and soft tissue structures of
the body to release tension and aid in relaxation. Shiatsu and Tuina are Oriental bodywork technques
that aid and promote the smooth flow of Qi through the meridians.
Kinesio Taping Kinesio Taping, also known as Kinesiotaping, was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1973. Kinesio
Taping helps to reduce pain and has an affect on many systems of the body including the circulatory/lymphatic system, the
nervous system, the muscular and connective tissue/ fascial systems, and the joints. Kinesio Taping changes muscle tone,
move lymphatic fluids, correct movement patterns, and improve posture. (medicinenet.com)
TDP Mineral Lamp is a type of heating
lamp that is placed over the skin. TDP mineral lamps coincide with the intensity of electromagnetic wavelengths that are released
by human body. Through a mineral plate, the TDP lamp emits 33 essential minerals which are vital to our cells and tissues.
Through these processes, the lamp has been known to promote metabolism, regulate physiological deficiency, diminish inflammation
and ease pain.
Reflexology involves the use of pressure points on the hands, feet, and ears to promote healing.
Applied Kinesiology utilizes muscle
testing to help determine energy blockages in the system.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for harmony
and balance. These oils, which are natural derivatives from plants, have powerful balancing properties. Oils such
as lavender, lemon, grapefruit, frankincense, and myrrh (and many others) may be used.
a relaxation/exercise technique that may be recommended for you to enable deep levels of relaxation and healing.