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Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture?

A time tested therapy that has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of tiny hair-thin needles to specific points on the body to trigger special responses in the brain which releases different neurotransmitters and natural painkillers to treat many different medical conditions.

Over 3000 years ago Acupuncture became a major branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it is the fastest growing movement in healthcare today.

The insertion of these fine needles triggers a mini immune response in the brain along with promoting blood circulation without having to puncture any nerves or damaging blood vessels. Acupuncture is a very safe, effective and painless form of alternative medicine that can treat more than 300 different medical conditions.

Acupuncture Points

What Can Acupuncture Help With?

Acupuncture is suitable for all ages, from children to the elderly. Many people use acupuncture as a way to stay healthy, relax and re-balance. It can also be very helpful for a wide range of health conditions like:

• Helping to support optimum fertility for both male and females
• For migraines and headaches
• During pregnancy, labor pain relief and for post natal care
• Pain relief particularly lower back pain, muscular skeletal problems
• Help to give up smoking or compulsive eating
• Stress relief
• Anxiety and depression
• Insomnia
• Eczema and asthma
• Staying well among the hectic demands of modern life

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa or moxibustion is a term derived from the Japanese word mogusa or mo kusa, meaning, “burning herb.” It can be found in many forms, from moxa “wool” to moxa pressed into a charcoal stick, but it is always harvested from the mugwort plant (artemisia vulgaris or artemisia argyii).

Moxibustion

FAQ

How Can Acupuncture Help Me?

  • Acupuncture treats you holistically so we are able to treat all of your health concerns simultaneously.
  • Acupuncture complements your other medical care and has no unpleasant side effects.
  • Acupuncture is safe, effective and affordable
  • Acupuncture improves mental focus and productivity, which will help you with athletic performance, work presentations and passing an exam
  • Acupuncture improves your sleep and increases your energy
  • Acupuncture reduces the effects of stress on your body and calms your mind

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

During the course of treatment you can expect to have more energy and sleep better while your symptoms of imbalance improve.

Acute conditions resolve quickly, while chronic conditions take longer.  Several factors including your general health, lifestyle, and diet influence results.

The effects of treatments are cumulative.  Acupuncture treats the root of the problem, not just the symptoms, therefore a series of treatments is recommended to resolve your condition.  At the start of your treatment, its best to schedule your sessions close together, 1-3 times per week, then reduce the frequency as you improve.  This allows for the most effective results in the shortest time possible.  Once your health is restored and symptoms minimized, you will receive a customized maintenance program with lifestyle recommendation and less frequent visits.

What Does Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture treats many medical conditions.  The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as an effective therapy for many medical conditions, including:

Back Pain • Neck Pain • Knee Pain • Headaches • Arthritis • Migraines • Sciatica • Whiplash • Tendonitis • Jaw and face pain • Blood Pressure • Hypertension • Cold Hands & Feet • Nausea • Indigestion • Constipation • IBS • Fertility • PMS • Sexual Dysfunction • Incontinence • Anxiety • Depression • Stress • Insomnia • PTSD • Allergies • Asthma • Colds • Flu • Fibromyalgia • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Post Surgical Recovery

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