Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, sterile, stainless steel needles into specific points on the body. These points help the body use its own abilities to heal. It helps to increase circulation, reduce inflammation and pain, and improve overall health.
Moxibustion is a technique that is often used in conjunction with acupuncture. It involves burning the herb mugwort on top of the needles or another medium on the skin. It helps to increase circulation, reduce pain, and bolster immunity. It can also help tremendously with women’s health issues and in pregnancy.
Cupping is a technique involving the application of a glass or plastic cup to the skin. The suction causes an increase in blood flow to the area and can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and soreness. Cupping can also be used to help reduce symptoms of the common cold, fevers, and chest congestion.
Gua Sha is a technique that involves sliding/scraping a jade, ox bone, or porcelain spoon along the skin. It can help to increase circulation, and pull heat from the body. It is used to treat muscle spasms and can be used to bring down a fever or sore throat.
Herbs are ingestible or topical herbal remedies tailored specifically to each patients needs. This may also Include the use of botanicals and oils.