Acupuncture is one of the pillars in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a complete medical system that has been used for thousands of years to promote natural healing. It is based on the theory that an essential life energy, called Qi (chi), flows through the body along channels called meridians. When Qi flows smoothly, the body is nourished and in balance; when the flow of Qi is blocked or out of balance, illness or pain result. The meridians can be influenced by needling acupuncture points on the body to unblock obstructions and reestablish the smooth flow of Qi thereby stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities .
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system, reducing inflammation and promoting physical and emotional well-being.
The insertion of very fine, sterile, single-use needles in specific acupuncture points in order to facilitate the body’s own healing process and improve function and balance.
Suction is created within a silicone or glass cup on the skin to release lactic acid within muscles and increase circulation. Very effective for musculoskeletal pain and stress reduction.
Precision – calibrated tuning forks are applied to acupuncture points. The sound vibrations travel through the “waterways” of the body, restoring balance.
Ointments and essential oils with herbs may be applied to your skin to accelerate the healing process.
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