Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese method used to relieve health conditions. We use very thin needles on specific points on the body along fascial and nerve pathways to tap into your body’s own innate healing intelligence
Acupuncture has been shown to have positive outcomes when done in a group setting. This can be done during corporate events, special events, workshops, women’s circles, etc. We can facilitate group treatment in chairs or on yoga mats. It also combines well with yoga practices and meditation practices.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine that began in Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. Special cups are placed on the skin for several minutes to create suction that will loosen the fascia and muscles. Cupping can alleviate, pain and inflammation, as well as aid with blood flow and relaxation. It has also been shown to create space for increased lymphatic drainage to aid the body’s natural detoxification process.
A Gua Sha is a flat tool that is used with a gentle scraping motion along with areas of fascial constriction. Gua translates to stroke or press, and Sha translates to redness. According to early Chinese Medicine practitioners, the redness that is obtained through scraping encourages the skin to heal itself. This can be done to help aid the lymphatic system.
Moxibustion is a type of traditional Chinese medicine, focusing on heat therapy by burning moxa, a cone or stick made of ground mugwort leaves, near your body’s meridians and acupuncture points.
Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in different areas of the body.
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Generally, you don’t feel any of the needles upon insertion. There are a few points closer to the feet and hands which might produce a stronger sensation than the rest, but it generally dissipates within seconds.
Once the needle is gently placed into position, I may twist slightly to get it into the correct place. During needle manipulation, you may feel a small chill that should dissipate within seconds. I encourage all of my patients to tell me how they feel in the moment so they are as comfortable as possible.
Needle removal is quick and painless, only taking a few seconds to complete. Each patient is different, but most feel a sense of relief and surge of relaxation.
The Art of Acupuncture
There are roughly 400 points on the body that are able to modulate different processes in the body. The most common points are from the knee and elbow down. However, it is not uncommon to use points on the abdomen or back depending on what we are treating. I love when my patients ask about the points and I am happy to explain every point that I do and why we are doing it.
The most common points are from the knee and elbow down. However, it is not uncommon to use points on the abdomen or back depending on what we are treating.
There are several aromas that can help trigger your brain to relieve tension, aches and chronic pain. For example, lavender and peppermint are known to relax the mind and body.
Hands and Feet
Focusing on treating the channels in the hands and feet can help to relieve digestive issues.
While diet and exercise are the most important ways to regulate your digestive system, we can also make sure that you are on all of the correct supplements and dosages to manage digestion.
Cupping can loosen the fascia and muscles in the back, holding all of the stress, making it difficult to enjoy a peaceful sleep
TMJ is caused by clenching your jaw while you sleep, impacting not only the quality of your sleep, but how you feel when you wake up. There are several treatment points along the jaw that we can use to help relieve some of that pressure.
Moxibustion, when applied to the correct points at the correct time in a woman’s cycle, can be extremely helpful when trying to get pregnant.
Inside the ear, there are several points that impact women’s reproductive organs and can help alleviate pain caused by issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, and fibroids.