Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Heath Organization (WHO) to be effective in a wide variety of medical conditions.
We treat everything except emergency medicine at South Philly Community Acupuncture. Our practitioners are fully trained to understand the root and branch of diseases and how they affect the whole person. Acupuncture is also supportive for mom and baby, as it can help with a healthier and safer birth. We have the experience and wisdom to help with the common conditions associated with pregnancy.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services help to increase energy, calm the nervous system, reduce pain and regulate the body's natural ability to heal itself. By selecting appropriate points, the acupuncturist uses needle therapy to send a message to the body to function more optimally. For these reasons, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating so many problems.
You will receive one or more of these treatments depending on your needs. All of our services are offered in your choice of a private or a community setting, by appointment only.
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.
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.