Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine very thin and sterile needles are inserted into specific points along the meridians of your body. Needles are then attached to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of Mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), and enhance your overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Sports Medicine/ Orthopedic Acupuncture
Acupuncture can address a wide range of common sports injuries, such as rotator cuff injury, shin splints, knee injuries, and various tendonitis. As well as many orthopedic disorders, both acute and chronic, such as low back pain, hip pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and frozen shoulder.
A session includes orthopedic evaluation, hot pack, acupuncture, electro stim as needed, and hands-on massage. This is a very comprehensive treatment to best address the presenting issue.
Acupuncture has proven to be very effective in enhancing the success rates of women undergoing IVF procedures. The aim of treatment is to increase blood flow to the uterus and to reduce stress so that the body is most receptive to the IVF procedures.
Infertility can also be addressed with acupuncture without the use of infertility drugs. This is a very individualized treatment process, so please contact Allyson to further discuss your needs.