Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi (energy) flow.
The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Cupping relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized “cup” onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn’t hurt, it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body.
Gua Sha is recognized as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments.
Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific part of your body, and then I use a smooth round-edged object to apply short brisk strokes to that area. The massage creates red patches of skin (called “Sha”) which will fade. Your blood is detoxified and the healthy flow if Qi (energy) is restored. There is no pain involved.
I use a variety of pressures and strokes along the channels of your body to both relax your muscles and also stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body. By treating both the physical (musculature) and energetic (Qi) levels of your body at the same time, I can achieve results far beyond what you’d receive from a conventional massage therapy session.
Moxibustion is performed by applying heat to points or areas of a persons body. This is done by burning an herb called mugwort and holding it close to the skin to warm the areas, which stimulates blood flow and increases energy flow throughout the body.
“A landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.”