Gua Sha is a part of Acupuncture Therapy in which the practitioner uses a special tool to scrape the skin resulting in some light bruising. Gua Sha produces transitory therapeutic petechiae that represent extravasation of blood in the subcutis. This practice can help reduce fever and alter the course of an acute illness, as well as reduce inflammatory symptoms in chronic illness. Manual therapies like Gua Sha may be useful for many conditions, but may become essential clinical options particularly for what are called ' gaps in care' i.e. when patients cannot or prefer not to take medicines for a problem, or when those medicines fail or are not available.
Moxibustion is the application of heat resulting from the burning of a small bundle of tightly bound herbs or moxa to targeted acupoints. Moxa is used for conditions under the cold and or stagnant principals in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This simply means deficient/weak and or painful issues. Examples of deficiency conditions where moxa is helpful are general immune system strengthening, chronic low energy, chronic fatigue, cold hands, feet ect. Some painful conditions where moxa is helpful are menstrual cramps, arthritis, muscle pain anywhere in the body and more.
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Therapeutic Massage Whether your pain is a result of sudden traumatic injury or from long time overuse, our style of Therapeutic Massage can greatly assist you in getting back to a pain free, productive life! We address your pain on several levels. It's not about hot rocks, it's not about special aromas and it's not about fluff, It's about getting you better faster and more completely. It's about healing, rehabilitation it's therapeutic. It's a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. It involves specific techniques to release tense muscle while assuring improved joint movement. Our goal is to return your body to proper balance and reinstate natural, pain free range of motion.
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Acupuncture The dominant function of Acupuncture is to regulate the circulation of Qi (vital energy) and blood. Acupuncture dates back over 2000 years and was founded on the philosophy that there is a network of channels running throughout the body through which our energy flows (QI). When Qi is abundant harmonious and free flowing, health exists. When Qi becomes blocked , distressed or weak, disease occurs. By inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body, I can affect Qi in the channels and encourage the body's natural healing process. Acupuncture is a holistic medicine which treats the entire person. Treatment is tailored not just towards the presenting symptom but within the context of the individual. Using this approach the patients often find that other aspects of their health will improve along with the original complaint.
Cupping refers to the practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced, so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle ( the technique is called sliding or walking). A lubricant allows the cup to slide without causing significant bruising, still a certain amount is expected. Today cupping is recommended for the treatment of pain, gastro-intestinal disorders, lung diseases, and paralysis, though it can be used for other disorders as well.