Acupuncture can help to treat immediate symptoms and any underlying symptoms to restore your body’s healthy state. This is done with the insertion of tiny needles into various points on the body where a larger connection of nerve endings are found. The message is then sent to the brain and body thereby assisting with optimizing and regaining proper function. We can develop a plan that helps you regain health and vitality within your mind body and spirit.
Herbal formulations are customized with your specific needs in mind addressing root causes of your concerns. Herbs function synergistically to treat dis-ease in the body and promote health. Two key characteristics in herbal therapy are taste and temperature. The taste refers to the perception of the herb in the mouth and the temperature describes the sensation of the herb in the stomach or on the skin. The properties of herbs provide its uniqueness and the effect it will have on the body.
For example: Gan Cao (Licorice Root) has a sweet taste and neutral temperature in its unprepared form. The taste and temperature of Gan Cao changes to sweet and warm when it is dry-fried. Gan Cao travels to all aspects of the body chiefly the Heart, Lung, Spleen and Stomach. Gan Cao is known for its tonifying properties providing soothing energy to the spleen, it moistens the lungs, moderates, harmonizes and drains fire.
MOXIBUSTION, CUPPING & GUA SHA
Moxibustion is a heat therapy used to generate both warmth and energy flow in the body. It is performed in a number of ways one of the most popular is done directly on the skin often on or near an acupuncture point. Moxibustion is both soothing and invigorating increasing energy and relaxation. Moxibustion is frequently performed with a dried herb called Ai Ye (mugwort leaf), it dispels pathogens from the body allowing healing and revitalization.
Cupping therapy is frequently used to address pain, inflammation and blood flow in the body. Cupping is performed for several minutes with small cups that create suction on the surface of the body. Cupping tends to cause bruising and discoloration as a result of broken blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin. Repeated cupping therapy treatments over a course of several weeks generally reduces the bruising response because blood flow is improved and stagnation reduced.
Gua Sha is a scraping therapy used with a tool that helps remove wind pathogens and blood stasis from the body. It can be effective for pain and stiffness relief and enhancing blood and energy flow caused by injury or invasion of wind or cold in the body. Gua Sha helps move coagulation in the tissue under the skin. Gua Sha has an anti-inflammatory effect and immune protective effect.
FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is used to uplift the skin on the face by naturally removing and smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and puffiness. Facial rejuvenation similar to other acupuncture treatment plans is performed consistently over several weeks.
Needles are placed at areas identified by the patient as problematic to improve blood flow and help drain the lymphatic system for smoother healthier looking skin.