Acupuncture is a gentle and non-invasive therapy used to treat a variety of conditions. It involves the insertion of thin single use needles at specific points on the body. The points are chosen with respect to each person’s condition and may vary appointment to appointment as treatment progresses. Needles are retained for about 20-30 minutes depending. Contrary to common belief, acupuncture is not painful.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is the administration of herbal teas to treat imbalances in the body. Herbal medicine employs the use of flavor theory to help physiology that has gone awry come back into balance. Each herb has been studied for its flavor, temperature, and organ system that it benefits. Flavors include bitter, sour, acrid, sweet and salty, which all have different therapeutic actions. Herbs are combined into individualized formulas that can accomplish several tasks simultaneously.
Cupping is a therapy that uses local suction to improve blood flow and relieve muscle pain and discomfort. It can also be used to aide in the treatment of internal conditions as well. Cupping is usually administered post acupuncture treatment but can be used as a stand alone therapy. Many patients experience immediate relief of muscle pain and discomfort after cupping sessions.