Acupuncture treats a myriad of health conditions from lower back pain and migraines to digestive disorders and anxiety. It is also one of the best preventative routine that one can integrate into his/ her wellness practice to achieve sustainable health. The practice of acupuncture involves gentle insertion of fine, sterile, disposable needles into strategic points on the body. The initial consultation will include comprehensive health history, holistic diagnosis with tongue/ pulse taking, followed by acupuncture treatment.
A therapy that involves placing glass, silicone or plastic cups along the meridians of the body, to create a vacuum suction that produces negative pressure. The purpose is to enhance blood circulation, relieve pain, stimulate energy flow, and remove toxins. Most commonly used techniques include stationary cupping and slide cupping. Stationary cupping is when cups are suctioned onto the skin and retained for treatment. Slide cupping involves moving the cups along the meridians. Cupping is effectively used for muscular tension, colds & flu, allergies, detoxification & relaxation
Moxibustion is a heat therapy that involves the burning of the herb mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, Ai Ye) to provide penetrating warm to facilitate healing and invigorate the flow of energy in the body. Mugwort's acrid and spicy properties enable it to travel through the meridians, regulate Qi and blood, and expel cold. It is used for some pain conditions, and can even successfully turn a breech baby to a normal head-down position prior to birth.