Acupuncture

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, disposable, stainless steel needles on points located along pathways or channels on the body. During each session, the acupuncturist uses a customized combination of acupoints to address the individual and what their body needs to restore their system to a more balanced and optimal state.

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Cupping

During a cupping session, glass or plastic suction cups are applied to the skin to facilitate circulation and blood flow. Cupping is effective for pain, inflammation, immunity boosts, and more. Cupping is incorporated as part of a private acupuncture sessions if appropriate for your treatment plan. Sessions can also be done as a stand-alone service.

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Trigger Point Release / Dry-needling

Trigger point acupuncture, sometimes known as ‘dry-needling’ is very effective for chronic and acute pain. This technique can also be used to for athletes to help encourage their muscles to fire more effectively, optimizing endurance and athletic performance. Trigger point acupuncture is also used in conjunction with electro-acupuncture, cupping therapy, heat therapy, and/or gua sha.

 

Gua Sha / Muscle Scraping

Gua Shua, also known as muscle scraping, muscle stripping, and more recently, “Graston Technique”,  is a form of TCM manual therapy that uses handheld instruments to help soften adhesions or scar tissue in muscle and tendon fibers. These adhesions, sometimes referred to as muscle “knots” or trigger points, can cause limited mobility and range of motion, joint dysfunction, and/or pain. In our clinic, we use a variety of Gua Sha instruments in the form of stone, naturally shed water buffalo horn, or stainless steel.

 

Herbal / Nutritional Consult

Herbal medicine and nutrition is a major aspect of Chinese medicine. As part of your acupuncture session, your provider may make dietary recommendations and/or prescribe an herbal formula, depending on your needs. In our clinic, our herbal prescriptions come in pill or tincture form. Herbal and/or Nutritional consultations can also be scheduled as a stand-alone service.

 

Acupressure / Therapeutic Massage

Manual therapy is very effective when used in conjunction with acupuncture. Appointments can be booked as 30-minute or 60-minute sessions by our trained and licensed massage therapist. Sessions can also include cupping and/or heat therapy, based on your needs.

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