During the acupuncture treatment practitioner inserts hair-thin, disposable stainless steel needles into specific points on the body that located mostly along the energy channels (meridians) to improve and balance the flow of Qi (energy).
Unlike the standard needles used for injections, acupuncture needles are solid and have a finely tapered point that creates a smooth, painless insertion without damaging nearby tissues.
Also known as Eear acupuncture is a form of oriental medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, meaning that the entire body is represented on the auricle (or auricula, or pinna – the outer portion of the ear) and that the entire body can be treated by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
Used in treatment and prevention of diseases by stimulation of the certain acupuncture points in or around the ear with needles, magnets, ear seeds. Auricular acupuncture could be use as a stand-alone modality or as a complement to the whole body acupuncture treatment.
Used in combination with the traditional needle acupuncture by sending a small amount of electric current through the needle to the acupuncture point. Electro-acupuncture is usually recommended for pain relief and stroke/paralyses. In practical terms electroacupuncture seems to be useful for sensory and motor problems.
Aroma Acupuncture Therapy
It is a very effective treatment modality that combine Acupoints treatment and energy of pure essential oils.
Because each acupoint has more than one function, there are several oils that could potentially be used with it, based on the treatment required. Interaction of both potentials of those treatments results in a more significant clinical effect and allow the patient to reach energetic balance faster.
Is a method of treating diseases by increasing blood circulation in specific body areas. A special glass or plastic cups/jars are used to create partial vacuum inside of them and then applied to the skin for the period up to 20 minutes. This method is utilized in treating pain conditions, common cold, cough etc.
An infrared lamp applies gentle heat to the acupuncture points or tender areas on the body, usually combined with acupuncture. It is very effective in treatment of the arthritic pain, certain infertility cases, helps to speed up a wound healing and enhances general energy levels.
Moxibustion is an Oriental medicine heat therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb.
This ancient healing technique is believed to even precede the acupuncture. Moxibustion still plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, and Mongolia. During the moxibustion, the specially processed leaves of Artemisia Vulgaris are burned at or above the acupuncture points to warm regions with the intention of stimulating circulation and inducing a smooth flow of Qi and Blood and to protect body against Cold and Dampness.
Moxa is used for pain and deficient conditions, and has been clinically effective for treatment of common conditions such as acute and chronic pain (frozen shoulder, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome), digestive upset (diarrhea, IBS), women’s disorders, and sexual function (impotence, decreased libido).
Colorpuncture or Chromoacupuncture
Chromotherapy or Color therapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical and mental symptoms.
Colorpuncture is a stimulation of Chinese acupoints with radiation of specific color to stimulate self-healing ability of the body.
In general, the warm colors – red, orange, and yellow – are stimulating, while the cool colors – green, blue, and violet – are sedating. Warm and cool colors, when used together, balance yin and yang energy flows.
Gua Sha is an ancient medical treatment that is still widely used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Gua Sha involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge.
The smooth edge is placed against the pre-oiled skin surface, pressed down firmly, and then moved down the muscles or along the pathway of theacupuncture meridians, along the surface of the skin, with each stroke being about 4-6 inches long.
One of the most promising benefits of gua sha is its effect on the immune system. Gua sha therapy is anti-inflammatory, which can help dramatically reduce myalgia, which makes it great for treating chronic pain. Anti-aging effect is also one of the Gua Sha Benefits.
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