Acupuncture improves the body's functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites commonly referred to as acupuncture points. The most common method used to stimulate these points is with the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Acupuncture is used an adjunctive treatment for chronic pain, acute injuries and systemic imbalances.
The aim of treatment is to improve the flow of energy throughout the body and balance the internal state of the body. Acupuncture is used to address systemic conditions such as migraines, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, infertility, smoking cessation, craving control, neurological disorders and vascular disorders.
Regarding musculoskeletal conditions, the focus is on creating more blood flow and circulation to the region of dysfunction. With more blood flow comes more oxygen and with more oxygen, the healing time decreases.
During an acupuncture treatment, the practitioner will tap fine, sterile, single-use, needles into the skin at specific points indicated to treat the patient's health concerns. Several needles may be used in one treatment, typically being retained in the body for 30 minutes. It is a safe, relatively painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems on a physical, emotional, and neurological level, as well as improve overall well-being.
Cupping may be used for pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being. It is effective to draw blood flow to a region to stimulate healing, stretch tight muscles, loosen fascial adhesions and relax the nervous system.
Cupping can be used to address conditions varying from stress to shoulder strains to ankle sprains to low back pain. It is versatile adjunctive treatment which focuses restoring freedom of movement and thus promoting proper muscle function.