Other Modalities Offered in an Acupuncture Treatment
An ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin using either heat or suction. When the cup is left in place for a few minutes, “blood stasis” is formed and localized healing takes place. The cups draw up the underlying tissues (and have been found to be effective up to four inches into the tissues) to circulate Qi and blood, release toxins and activate the lymphatic system.
Chinese bodywork therapy that works on the same principles as acupuncture, with the use of hands and fingers instead of needles. Through a combination of massage and acupressure, Tui Na applies pressure to acupuncture points and channels, and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of Qi.
A gentle electrical current is applied to acupuncture needles to produce consistent stimulation of the acupuncture points, in order to manipulate and move blocked Qi. The frequency and intensity of the stimulation can be adjusted to your comfort level and treatments may be shorter than regular acupuncture treatments due to the continued, and often stronger, stimulus.