Your Acupuncture Treatment
At the beginning of each appointment, your practitioner will take the time to assess your individual needs and provide you with a customized treatment to best support your health and vitality.
During your acupuncture treatment, you will receive one or more of the following, depending on your needs: cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and electro-stimulation.
After your treatment, your practitioner may prescribe herbal or natural remedies from our apothecary to assist in your total body healing.
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.
Electro-stimulation is a gentle electrical current used in conjunction with acupuncture needles to stimulate the point and enhance the qi. The procedure for electro-acupuncture usually involves the needles inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them.
Cupping therapy creates a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area. The suction draws stagnant blood to the surface of the skin and improves blood circulation through the tissues, which can help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Massage + Shiatsu Bodywork
Asian Bodywork Therapy is the treatment of the human body/mind/spirit, including the electromagnetic or energetic field which surrounds, infuses and brings that body to life, by using pressure and/or manipulation. We now also offer Shiatsu, a form of Japanese massage that is based on the meridian system. Learn more about Shiatsu.