Acupuncture is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of Qi
(chee), the vital life energy present in all living organisms. According to acupuncture theory Qi circulates in the body along energy pathways called meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. An unbalanced or impeded flow of Qi can lead to many symptoms and illness. The underlying purpose of acupuncture is to remove the obstruction which restores the flow of Qi back to each organ and its surrounding tissue. This is achieved by stimulation of specific points on the body by the insertion of thin, sterile, disposable, metal needles through the skin.
Acupuncture needles are inserted into points along the meridians to stimulate the Qi (energy) of the body. Each point has a predictable effect on the Qi that is moving through it. The points chosen by the practitioner are based on symptom picture as well as pulse and tongue diagnosis. We use only sterile, disposable needles of finest quality to ensure our patients’ satisfaction and eliminate infection.
Interferential microcurrent-electrical stimulation of the muscles to help maintain muscle nutrition. This promotes blood flow through the tissue which helps cellular exchange of nutrients, decreases pain, promotes healing, strengthens healthy muscles and improves mobility of the tissue/muscles. Electrical simulation is also used for injury rehabilitation and can be combined with traditional acupuncture.
Local suction is created on the skin. This mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.
A Chinese form of massage therapy for tight muscles used in conjunction with traditional acupuncture.