HEALING SERVICES

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that places fine, disposable, sterile needles into specific points in the body. The intended effect is to promote natural healing functions within the body, improve and balance circulation of Qi (the vital force within our body), enhance our immunity, and our overall well being. When our bodies are under stress, have had emotional or physical trauma, lack of exercise, poor diet, excessive activity or overexertion, it weakens and creates an environment where illness, disease, pain, and disharmony will occur. Acupuncture calms the nervous system, increases circulation, strengthens our immune system, and restores homeostasis so that the body returns to optimal health and functions the way it was intended to function.

Acupuncture works as a natural alternative treatment for the following conditions:

  • Weakened Immune System, Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Upper Respiratory Infections Recovery

  • Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Mental Acuity, Hypertension, Stress, Addictions, TMJ, headaches

  • Women’s health: Menopause and it’s symptoms, Hormone Balancing, PMS, Fertility, Pregnancy, (Pre and Postnatal health)

  • Pain Management, Sports Injuries, Tendonitis, Neuropathy

  • Facial Rejuvenation

  • Side effects of Cancer care and Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis.

  • Digestive disorders, GERD, IBS, Weight management

  • Neurological Disorders, Bell's Palsy, Migraines, Neuralgia, and much more!

ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY (IVF)

Since 2002 more studies have been published and reported by the American Pregnancy Association, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the British Medical Journal and more that the most effective fertility treatments include both acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional western medical practices.Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to treat fertility dating back to 2000 years. The time tested techniques have shown to improve fertility rates and overall wellness in both men and women. Several studies have been published showing how exactly  acupuncture helps:

 

  • Regulates the menstrual cycle, for those with  amenorrhea, endometriosis, PCOS, short Lutheal phase defects

  • Normalizes hormones and endocrine system that regulate ovulation

  • Reduces anxiety and stress thus neutralizing the hormones that are released during stressful situations which can significantly decrease fertility

  • Has a positive effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility

  • Increases the blood flow to the uterus which increases the thickness of the lining of the uterus which improves the chances of an ovum implanting in the uterine wall

  • Helps improve motility, and morphology or the sperm

  • Helps improve the quality of the eggs

  • Helps the body when there is immunological fertility factors

 

Research has also shown significant relevance to acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine as an adjunct therapy in  In vitro Fertilization (IVF) see studies below:

In 2002 the Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut, Ulm, Germany. Published the Paulus Study to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction therapy (ART) by comparing a group of patients receiving acupuncture treatment shortly before and after embryo transfer with a control group receiving no acupuncture.The results documented clinical pregnancies in 34 of 80 patients increased by (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group. To see the whole study Click Here.

ACUPUNCTURE FOR PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is a very exciting stage in a woman's life. While the body is building another life, moms to be can experience a lot of changes. From nausea to vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, indigestion, migraines and headaches to body aches, extreme fatigue, and swelling to mention a few. Acupuncture helps the body adapt in all stages of pregnancy in a way that it is safe for mamma’s and babies. Close to the end of pregnancy we offer a labor prep protocol that starts at 36 weeks. This assist baby and mom in preparation for birth by helping mom’s mindset be at peace, and helping her body to relax. There are acupuncture points that help the pelvis relax and help the baby engage easier in the hips, points to help the cervix ripen, and at 40-42 weeks points that encourage labor without inducing labor. If you have been told that you need to be induced, we also have a labor induction protocol that is less invasive and intense as conventional inductions. If you have been told that it is an emergency please follow your OB or Midwife’s orders.

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ATHLETES

We know that athletes stretch themselves to the absolute limit, this is what makes them athletes. At some point in their career they will sustain injuries. Athletes reflect diligence,courage, strength, gracefulness, stamina, agility, focus, discipline,and endurance. Endurance is not in their body but in their mind. It is perception that shapes their ability to endure. Perception or mindfulness is what has been poorly addressed in the past. Today the mindset has become what matters for a complete and timely recovery from injuries. Acupuncture is not only effective in reducing swelling and inflammation, eliminating pain, enhancing soft tissue healing, improving range of motion, increasing joint mobility, BUT also very effective in rehabbing the mind. Acupuncture helps redirect energies/emotional intelligence when the mindset has also been injured by calming the sympathetic system. Athletes can sometimes have a difficult time going within and acupuncture gives them the platform to go in. Acupuncture quiets their body’s constant fight or flight mode, thus helping them tap into mindfulness. Calmness, confidence, focus, trust, grit, control, optimism, speedy recovery, optimal performance is then achieved.

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE AND ACUPRESSURE

Ear acupuncture refers to the therapeutic  method of using filiform needles or vaccaria seeds, or magnets, to stimulate ear points to reach the goal of healing. The ear is a microsystem of the entire body that can be used to treat the entire body. Ear acupuncture can be used for both diagnosis and treatment of internal and external conditions, traumatic injury, and musculoskeletal, gynecological, obstetric, and pediatric diseases, as well as disorders of the eye, ears, nose, and throat. In addition it can boost immunity, promote longevity, and enhances beauty. Ear acupuncture is also used for addictive disorders and as anesthesia.

COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE

How do we create a sustainable repertoire so we look and feel our best? The answer is Acupuncture. Today Facial Rejuvenation, Acufacials and Cosmetic Acupuncture have been the new trend because it’s less invasive, affordable, non toxic, and it prolongs lasting effects of botox and fillers. We love “the glow” after an acufacial session, but what we love more is the idea of having great skin from the inside out. In Chinese medicine we don't just treat the symptoms on the face, we treat your body as a whole. We look at how you live your life, what your diet/nutrition is like, how you cope with stress, and how well you sleep, to see how this reflects on your skin. After we asses what is happening underneath the surface, we craft a treatment that is specific to your needs. On the face, Acupuncture stimulates the production of collagen, which improves elasticity and helps minimize wrinkles and fine lines. Acupuncture also stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system, which brings fresh blood and nutrients to the skin. Oxygen and micro-nutrients nourishes the skin cells giving you that youthful glow and tautness. As a whole, acupuncture restores balance within our bodies so that our internal world functions the way it was created to. When our body as a whole is aligned we reflect perfect health and beautiful skin.

CUPPING

Cupping involves using glass cups, quickly inserting fire into the cup to remove oxygen creating a vacuum and then quickly placing the cup on the patient. The cups are either placed stationary or the practitioner will slide them to get greater exposure. When the vacuum is created with the patient's skin it opens the pores, stimulates the flow of blood and Qi, breaks up obstructions and creates an avenue to pull out toxins from the body. 

What Should I Expect After a Session of Cupping?

Cupping most likely will leave circular red marks that will disappear in a few days. If the upper back is treated it is advisable to wear a scarf after treatment to cover the exposed skin. Patients should not swim, exercise or shower for the remainder of the day. 

GUA SHA

January 01, 2020

A form of mechanical dermabrasion using a hand-held tool to scrape affected areas. It is frequently used to treat seasonal external pathogens, release muscle tension, tightness, and constriction.

MOXIBUSTION

“Moxa,” consists in the burning of dried Chinese mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) on acupoints. Moxa can also be a cigar-shaped tube, lit, and held over an acupuncture point, or rolled into a ball and stuck onto the back end of an inserted needle for warming effect and to increase circulation to quicken the healing process.

TUI NA

January 01, 2020

A massage technique with movement (pushing and grasping) to affected areas of the body to help heal injuries by treating inflammation, tension, muscle pain, or other ailments. Tuina is included in most of our treatments.

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

January 01, 2020

Chinese Herbs can help a wide range of symptoms and diseases including infertility, immunity, stress, the common cold, lower back pain, whole body pain, high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, painful menstruation, insomnia, etc. Chinese herbs have a gentle way of getting to the root of your problem and supplementing your body while also healing it. 

 

Please tell your practitioner if you have any food allergies or if you are taking any supplements or prescription medication, so they may adjust your formula accordingly. Chinese herbs grow in nature but they are still considered a medicine, and thus may conflict with drugs you are already taking. All medical inquiries should begin with a consultation with your primary health care provider. Then consult a licensed professional before trying any herbal product. The information contained within this site is to be used at your own risk. If in doubt about using a particular herbal product, don't try it.

 

  • Raw Herbs - Raw herbs can be boiled down into a decoction and drank by the patient. Although this is the most potent way to ingest Chinese herbal medicine, it may not be the safest. Most Chinese herbs are imported from China so there is no way for a patient to determine whether harmful pesticides are on the raw herbs without the use of expensive technology. Additionally, there are many herbs promoted and being sold which are the wrong species without the appropriate medicinal characteristics. 

  • Granules - Many herbal companies boil single herbs and herbal formulas down and granulate them. These granules can then be added to warm water and ingested. Although this is not the most potent way to take Chinese herbs, many companies have high standards and use the most modern technology to detect pesticides and heavy metals so that the herbs are safe to ingest. Please see the quality standards for more information. 

  • Capsules - Granules can be encapsulated. Some formulas are very bitter and encapsulating makes them easier to swallow. The downside is since Chinese Herbal medicine involves using all your senses, taking a capsule eliminates the ability to taste and smell the herbs, as their essential oils also play a role in healing your body. 

  • Tea Pills - These are small black beads that are compacted herbs and taken in large dosages. This is considered the least effective way to take Chinese herbs. However, it is better for a patient to take tea pills than no medicine at all. 

  • Patents - There are many patents which herbal companies create. These can be in the form of herbal patches, liniments, mouthwash, and sprays. 

     

     

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COVID-19 alert

Due to current events and for the protection of our staff and patients we will be booking a bit differently (screening forms will pop up via online booking). In order to be open for business we are required to have you to wear a mask and wash your hands upon entering the office. The waiting area is marked  6 ft apart. We have Hepa and UV air purifiers in each room, and can open windows for airflow if you prefer that. Thank you for your understanding. We are excited to see you soon! For current covid-19 information click this link Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.