This ancient healing art is one of the most continuously used medical systems in the world and helps to facilitate healing in the body naturally. It’s been practiced for thousands of years and research shows it can successfully treat the root cause of many health issues instead of suppressing symptoms. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and drug-free therapy that involves the precise placement of very thin and relatively painless needles into specific points throughout the body. The many benefits include increased circulation, reduction of pain and inflammation, improved oxygen levels, quicker recovery times, less stress, increased energy, enhanced mood, better digestion, restful sleep, prevention of illness, and much, much, more.
Many practitioners combine acupuncture with fire cupping, a long respected alternative treatment. Chinese medicine experts have employed this highly effective technique for more than 2,000 years. It involves the use of a warm glass. To produce the necessary heat, a cotton ball can be soaked with alcohol and burned inside of the cup.
Guasha is an East Asian alternative medicine technique that is gaining in popularity in the west. It involves repeated pressured strokes over skin that has been lubricated using massage oil. This acupuncture technique has been proven to have anti-inflammatory effect. According to a study published in the Journal of Pain Medicine, guasha can help to relieve chronic back pain.
Moxibustion is a type of heat-based acupuncture treatment in which dried plant materials, referred to as moxa, are burned on or near the skin’s surface. The thought process behind this treatment method is that the heat will further entice the flow of Qi—or life force–in the body, while dissipating unhealthy pathogens.
Intradermal needles, sometimes called buried needles, are very short and made of thin stainless steel wires. They are inserted about 1.5 millimeters underneath the skin at a slight angle. An acupuncturist then secures the intradermal needle to the skin with waterproof medical tape.
QiGong Energy Healing
Therapy focused on restoring energetic imbalances of the mind, body, and spirit. Emotional trauma that we experience throughout our lifetime can get stuck and create blockages leading to more serious health issues. By clearing these blockages one can break free from negative cycles and regain balance and wellbeing. May encompass meditation, breathing, and slight moving exercises.