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Acupressure

A technique that applies pressure to specific acupuncture points utilizing fingers, hand, elbow or various mechanical devices to provide relief of symptoms, balancing and motivating the flow of Qi throughout the body.


Auricular Therapy

Auricular therapy is a technique that utilizes the rich supply of blood and nerves in the ear to diagnose and treat disease, by stimulating meridian points in the ear.  Auricular therapy is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common diseases.  It has especially been successful in the treatment of chronic disease and as an analgesic during surgery or childbirth.


Cupping

A method of acupuncture treatment that applies suction and creates a vacuum, by applying glass, ceramic, metal, brass or bamboo cups, stimulating the flow of blood.  Cupping can be applied in combination with herbal medicine or traditional needling.  

This treatment is commonly used in the relief of the following symptoms:

•    Arthritis
•    Chronic Cough 
•    Hypertension
•    Indigestion
•    Low Back Pain
•    Painful Menstruation
•    Sprains
•    Tendonitis


Electro-Acupuncture

A low-frequency electrical impulse is applied to the needles once they are inserted in the acupuncture points and the Qi is obtained.   This method regulates the flow of Qi, producing a more continuous and even stimulation.  It is extensively used during surgery and further enhances both the duration and intensity of acupuncture's analgesic effects.


Gua Sha

Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used to relieve muscle tension, tightness, constriction – making it an effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain.  A specialized tool and a lubricating medium, such as massage oil, are used to gently rub the skin in the problem area.  


Moxibustion 

Moxibustion involves applying heat to an acupuncture point.  This technique involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, and is used to stimulate stagnant or cold areas of the body.  The herb is burned slowly in various forms (moxa sticks, cones, or warming cylinders) and held on or near the acupuncture point to warm the channels in order to move the Blood and Qi.


Tui Na

Oriental massage therapy which combines the management of body movements through soft tissue manipulation (muscles and tendons) to impact the flow of Qi, and re-align musculoskeletal with ligament interaction.  It is used to relieve muscle pain, tension, inflammation and to heal injuries.

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