Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-like needles on specific points along energetic pathways (meridians). These points are sourced deep in the body, into the organs. Thus a point on the skin surface will affect circulation to organs and deep tissues.
The organs are ideally supposed to work harmoniously together. However, emotional stress, injury, the presence of inflammation, cold or phlegm in the body, food choices etc. can cause disruption in this flow. Acupuncture regulates and adjusts this flow, easing the body into its own natural rhythm, calming the mind, and reducing pain and tension.
Although acupuncture is often thought of in terms of pain relief and injury recovery, it is also excellent for digestive issues, menopausal problems, depression, stress, sleep disorders, arthritis, skin disorders, and migraines to name a few.
A common question: Does it hurt? There is an initial pinch, like a mosquito bite, then there is no additional pain. In fact, many people fall asleep during treatment.
For a complete list of WHO-approved conditions treatable with acupuncture, check out www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/who-official-position
Cupping Therapy: Cupping is part of Traditional Chinese medicine.
Cups are placed on the skin surface, creating a negative pressure ( suction). This pulls dead cells to the surface and allows fresh circulation to reach the deeper muscle tissue, allowing for faster recovery after injury or heavy workouts.
It is excellent for tight IT band, stiffness and pain.
Those who are pregnant, have a bleeding disorder, are dehydrated, have rashes or skin problems or who have cancer should Not receive cupping therapy.
Facial cupping is a great anti-aging treatment, eliminates fine lines, and is also helpful for congestion in the sinus cavities, or to ease a tight jaw. It does not leave any marking on the face.
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