We use a variety of treatment techniques to help bring you back into balance and enable your body to heal itself naturally. Our treatments are tailored to the individual needs of each patient in order to yield the most effective results. Whether you have a chronic issue that is not improving, or if you simply want to optimize your health, we are here to help you get better.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, hair-thin needles into specific points on the skin. It affects the body both locally and systemically. Locally, it affects the musculoskeletal system by releasing muscles and fascia. Systemically, it elicits a neurological response, regulating the nervous and endocrine systems. Both of these mechanisms of action help to relieve pain and treat a wide range of conditions.
Neurofunctional acupuncture, also known as electro-acupuncture (EA) or e-stim, uses a low-frequency microcurrent to stimulate acupuncture points, creating an analgesic effect on the targeted area. EA is effective in treating a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, muscle spasms and neurological issues.
Gua Sha, which means “scrape away heat,” is a form of scraping therapy consisting of repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin, performed with a specialized smooth edge tool. Gua Sha promotes blood circulation, lymph flow, and the removal of toxins. It is used for many conditions ranging from muscle pain and tension to fevers, colds and flus, digestive and gynecological issues.
Cupping therapy increases circulation of the blood and lymph to eliminate harmful toxins and restore proper body function. Cupping consists of placing glass or plastic cups onto the skin to create a partial vacuum, affecting the superficial muscle layers and releasing soft tissue. It is used to treat sore muscles, tension, neck pain, the common cold, flu, and other conditions.
Shonishin (pediatric acupuncture) is a gentle style of acupuncture that developed in Japan for children. Shonishin is effective for many common childhood conditions and helps to strengthen constitution and maintain health. It involves the use of light touch diagnosis and gentle treatment patterns using non-insertion tools and techniques.
Herbal supplements treat a wide variety of ailments by stimulating the body’s own restorative processes. Asian herbs are primarily plant based, and are prescribed as formulas in the form of powders, pills, teas, or tinctures. We prescribe standard processed, certified safe herbal formulas based on your individual diagnosis.