Acupuncture is a time-tested therapy used to promote health and treat sickness by balancing the body’s energies. This is done by inserting fine, virtually painless, single use needles into specific acupuncture points where they remain as the patient relaxes for up to 45 minutes. This drug-free therapy can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine.
Dry needling is a subset of acupuncture and may be included in your treatment. This is where needles are used specifically on trigger points to encourage them to release.
Cupping therapy is a form of therapy where glass cups are suctioned onto the body and left in place or “moved around” with oil acting and feeling like a deep tissue massage. This therapy increases blood flow to the area, helps to pull out toxins from the body and relaxes the muscles. This makes it an effective therapy to treat tight muscles, cellulite, colds, digestive issues and to promote relaxation.
Sometimes we use heat to help restore balance in the body. This can be done with the classical approach known as moxibustion which gently introduces heat into the meridian. In the modern day clinical setting the TDP infrared lamp is often used. It emits minerals as well as heat warming the body and increasing blood flow.