Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help children, infants, teenagers adults and elderly.

Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles in specific points along the meridians of the body to balance the flow of Qi. It is part of a complete medical system and integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease, along with its various accompanying modalities such as Moxibustion, Cupping, Blood-letting, Electrical Acupuncture.

The acupuncture points are chosen based on specific functions they have in regulating the body’s function. They will vary at each treatment and from person to person. Based on the assessment made from the history, pulse and tongue diagnosis, the imbalances within the organs are treated, by improving circulation within the specific meridian systems that run along pathways throughout the entire body.

Only DISPOSABLE NEEDLES are used in our clinic.

 

Most people are surprised to learn that acupuncture needles are very thin and often the insertion is barely perceptible. You may feel a vague numbness, heaviness, electric sensation or slight tingling either around the needle or traveling up or down the affected meridian. After treatments, most patients feel very relaxed, refreshed or even fall asleep during treatment.

Because each person is unique and types of conditions differ, the number of treatments vary. A course of treatment usually takes between four to ten sessions. In order to get the best therapeutic results, acute cases should be treated daily for a few days, followed by prolonged intervals; however, chronic cases usually need two or three visit per week for several months for best results. In chronic cases, the patient should still try to complete the entire course of treatment because most of these cases require more effort to restore their energy balance.

 

For health maintenance, periodic treatments of once every one to two weeks is recommended. This helps the internal organs to function in a continuous balanced condition and improves the whole body’s physiological ability.

Initial consultation and treatment can take one and a half to two hours. A complete medical history is taken, an oriental medical diagnosis is made, treatment is administered, and if necessary an herbal prescription is prepared.

Follow-up visits typically take 45-60 minutes.

 

Electrical Acupuncture is the placement of electricity at the needled points to enhance the treatments effectiveness by producing a higher and more continuous level of stimulation. It is used for conditions such as pain, numbness, post-stroke.

Moxibustion is the burning of herbal leaves made as cones or a stick of Artemisia Vulagaris on various acupuncture points. The application of heat has a therapeutic effect in relieving pain, promoting circulation, digestive problems, coldness in body, diarrhea/dysentery as well as for debilitating conditions such as weakness and fatigue, and gynecological problems. A disease that may not be treated by acupuncture may instead be treated by moxibustion.

Cupping is the attachment of glass cups to an acupuncture point or affected area of the body through a vacume. The suction created by heat helps to stimulate blood circulation and improve the flow of energy. It is useful for conditions such as: muscle injury, arthritis, joint pain, headaches, infection, common colds, bronchial congestion, painful menstruation, hypertension.

Acupressure is gently applying pressure with the fingers on various points along the meridians for 30-60seconds to unblock and strengthen the energy flow along the meridians instead of needles to bring the body into balance and be self-regulation.

Ear Acupuncture is a microcosmic treatment of the internal and external conditions within the body using specific points on the ear. This method of treatment is often used for weight management, hypertension, addictions.