Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 2017-07-27T23:12:27+00:00

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and TCM is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system that promotes natural healing. TCM practitioners have used these noninvasive treatment methods to help millions of people become and stay well. Other services such as Dietary, Herbal or Lifestyle Counseling, Cupping, Micro-current stimulation, and Infrared heat may be included into most therapy sessions

Acupuncture

Moxa cones and acupuncture needles

Safe. Painless. Effective.

Acupuncture is an ancient medical art that originated in China over 2,500 years ago. The practice of acupuncture is based on the theory that there are pathways, or meridians, that flow throughout the body. Within these meridians flows a substance called Qi (chi). According to Traditional Chinese Medical theory, Qi is a vital energy force that is essential to all life. When Qi becomes unbalanced within a meridian, pain and disease may result.  Acupuncture involves placing hair-thin needles into specific points along these pathways in order to maintain the proper flow of Qi. This creates balance in the body, promoting good health and well-being.

Our acupuncturists use both ancient and modern acupuncture techniques to intuitively treat their patients. Among the conditions for which acupuncture has been found to be useful are: headaches and migraines, post-operative healing, reducing chemotherapy side effects such as nausea and vomiting, post-operative dental pain, addiction and rehab, stroke, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, arthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma and many other ailments.

Duration: 60, 90 or 120 minutes

Initial Appointment: Add 30 minutes for a Full Health History Intake, Diagnostic Review and Consultation with the Acupuncturist

Cupping

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An ancient technique used in many different cultures over the centuries and modern day from everyday people, to celebrities, to Olympic Athletes. Cupping involves using a flame to create a vacuum inside of a glass cup, and the cup is then applied to the skin creating suction to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), which helps release the muscles to relieve pain and draws toxins out of the tissues. Fire cupping, flash cupping, moving cupping and wet cupping techniques may be used, which are very effective at relieving early-stage colds and flu and other maladies.

Available by request with Acupuncture

Acu-Facial Rejuvenation

Nourish. Enhance. Renew.

Experience nourishment for the skin and reduce the visible signs of aging with our natural alternative to invasive facial procedures that produce similar results. This treatment aims to improve the overall quality, tone and health of the complexion. Beyond the elimination or softening of fine lines and deep wrinkles, this gentle facial treatment also stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin, improves circulation and may enhance the overall appearance of the skin.

Acupuncture needles are used on specific points on the face to enhance beauty by stimulating healthy musculature and reducing fine lines to preserve a youthful appearance, with the goal of creating collagen just under the skin to help fill in wrinkles and plump skin. Far infrared therapy included, to promote smooth, supple skin.  Like traditional acupuncture. the cosmetic version also aims to balance the body’s energy and create an overall sense of well-being.

Acu-Facial treatments can improve muscle tone on the face and neck and also address imbalances that may contribute to the aging process. It’s good for fine to moderate wrinkles, rosacea, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, age spots, “drooping” eyelids and other dermatological concerns. The insertion of needles along specific acu-points can also improve general tone and hydration while balancing particularly oily skin and resulting in a radiant appearance.

It is suggested to start with a series of treatments for maximum collagen and elastin retention. Acupuncture facial results can last much as long as seven to nine months, and with monthly or seasonal maintenance, even longer.

Suggested Duration: 10 treatments, two sessions per week for five weeks

Acu-Facial Packages Available

Add-on: Facial Massage with Gemstones

Chinese Herbal Therapy

Traditional chinese herbal medicine selection with mandarin calligraphy on rice paper over oak. Translation describes the medicinal functions to increase the bodys ability to maintain body and spirit health and balance energyDeveloped clinically and scientifically, herbal therapy is a key aspect of Chinese medical treatment. It is used to treat many different acute and chronic conditions such as the common cold, digestive conditions, pain, anxiety and more. We offer prepared herbs generally in pill form and use only the highest quality herbs in compliance with all United States FDA and Global Good Manufacturing Process (GMA) guidelines. This certification ensures that the herbs are properly processed in a safe, sterile environment.

Chinese Herbal Consultations Available

Prepared Formulas are available for purchase at 808 Wellness

Acu & Bodywork

Acu & Bodywork

For deep muscular and structural relief, our Acupuncturists combine therapeutic bodywork and acupuncture techniques. All treatment sessions are unique to each individual and may vary depending upon what health matters are predominant at the time of treatment. Other services such as Dietary, Herbal or Lifestyle Counseling, Cupping, Micro-current stimulation, Infrared heat may be included into most therapy sessions. It is recommended to book a 90 min or longer session if you would desire a fully integrated session.

Duration: 60, 90 or 120 minutes

Acu & CranioSacral

While applying methods from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture along with the soft touch of  CranioSacral Therapy during treatment, a therapeutic process unfolds that will further help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of stress and trauma. This gentle, subtle work by skilled Acupuncturists release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the Central Nervous System, sending calming messages to the mind and body and thereby improving its function. This unique treatment is used as a preventive health modality for its ability to bolster resistance to illness and disease and integrate mind, body and spirit.

Duration: 60, 90 or 120 minutes