Acupuncture:

What can Acupuncture Treat?

According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture is effective in treating chronic and acute conditions and provides preventative care for a variety of ailments and conditions:

  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • sports injuries
  • most digestive tract problems
  • nausea and vomiting
  • constipation and diarrhea
  • skin conditions-acne, eczema
  • menstrual problems
  • urinary tract infections
  • allergies and asthma
  • common colds and flu
  • nasal congestion/ sinusitis
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • anemia

 

Acupuncture Detox Treatments

Acudetox assists the client in being relaxed and enabling them to experience a sense of “letting go”. It fosters a release of tensions and apprehensions. The Acudetox treatment supports the recovery process by strengthening internal resolve and comfort through alleviating anxiety.

Acudetox significantly decreases cravings for alcohol and drugs, decreases withdrawal symptoms, anxiety, insomnia and agitation. It is effective regardless of the client’s level of motivation, and in fact, tends to increase the client’s readiness and willingness to participate in treatment.

Acudetox involves the gentle placement of 5 small, sterilized, disposable stainless steel needles in specific sites on each ear of client receiving treatment. It is recommended that treatments be received daily in the beginning stages, then tapering off in the later stages.

These treatment protocols are safe for pregnant women and children.

Chinese Herbology

An essential aspect of Oriental Medicine in healing an individual is the use of Chinese herbs. Each herb has specific functions and is rarely used alone. All herbs are natural; they come from plants, flowers, minerals and some animal products. They are safe to use with rarely any side effects. The herbal formulas tend to be designed to the individual needs of each client and can be cooked as a tea, taken in their natural raw state, in pill or powder form.

Electro-Stimulation, Massage & Tuina

Acupuncture needles are connected to an electronic stimulator to increase Qi flow. Massage and Tuina incorporate acupressure and stretching which relax the body to facilitate Qi and blood flow.

Cupping

Glass globes are often applied to the skin over an acupuncture point to increase Qi and blood circulation. The globe is heated slightly to create a vacuum suction to draw Qi and blood to the skin surface.