Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves painlessly inserting solid, hair-fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupuncture is designed to direct and release energy flows within the human body and cause stimulation to create balance and health.
The procedure has been used in China for thousands of years and is becoming a common method in the USA as a complementary or alternative treatment and to promote general health.
The energy flow, called qi (chee) moves throughout the body along 12 main channels known as the ‘meridians’ and these meridians represent the major organs and functions of the body. Acupuncture removes blockages and redirects flow through these meridians to restore your body to a healthy state or to improve your current health levels.
The goal of acupuncture is...
Electro-acupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture as the same points are stimulated during treatment. Similar to traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated.
Electro-acupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture offers a natural, non-surgical approach to beauty that not only treats the symptoms of aging skin, but also identifies and remedies the causes.
Insertion of fine needles at specific acupuncture points improves the flow of energy (Qi), which increases the flow of blood to the face, thus nourishing and hydrating the skin. At the same time collagen production is stimulated, promoting better muscle tone and elasticity.
This ancient beauty ritual will slows down the aging process and revitalizes the body and face. The treatment consists of 12-15 sessions, twice a week for 5 weeks. A maintenance program of once per month is recommended to maintain results.
Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is generally incorporated into a regular acupuncture treatment. The acupuncture points found on the ear help to regulate the body's internal organs, structures, and functions.
In modern times, auricular therapy has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins and is widely used for addiction treatments, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and other conditions.
Your acupuncturist might use ear seeds to stimulate the points instead of needles. The seeds are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant and are held in place with small piece of adhesive tape. The seeds are left to stimulate for a longer period of time and can be less painful than the needles.
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