Acupuncture is a comprehensive healthcare system that originated in China over thousands of years ago. It can be used to treat acute or chronic ailments, strengthen the immune system, and relieve pain.
After gathering information about your medical history, feeling your pulse and looking at your tongue, an Acupuncturist inserts extremely fine sterile needles into specific points along the meridians (energetic pathways) of your body. The insertion of needles signals the body to correct imbalances in the flow of Qi (life energy) and restore health and well-being. Many patients are worried about acupuncture needles., but most people who have used acupuncture before can reassure you that they don't feel a thing when the needle goes in.
Cupping is a method of relieving local congestion by applying a partial vacuum that is created in a cup(s), either by heat or by suction on the patient's skin to dispel stagnant blood and lymph, improving qi flow. This is a great method to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain, and develops spirituality and vibrant health.