Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that works by stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities. Very fine sterile, one-time-use, disposable needles are placed in specific points along energetic meridians or pathways of the body. Patients may experience an initial sensation of pressure followed by deep relaxation during a treatment. Research shows that acupuncture stimulates endorphins, other neurotransmitters and brain chemicals that promote circulation, immune function and hormonal balance. Acupuncture is excellent for pain, inflammation reduction and is effective for both physical and psychological problems. One of the greatest advantages of acupuncture is the absence of undesirable side effects and the sense of well-being after treatments. Many patients receiving treatment, for example, for lower back pain will note after a few sessions a reduction in daily stress and a more balanced state of mind… these side effects are ones worth embracing.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands on tehnique that mobilizes the bones of the skull and spine, and releases tension in the meninges, the protective covering over the brain and spinal cord. The human body is composed of multiple systems that work together to achieve an equilibrium that provides us with a sense of peace and well-being. The central nervous system is the master system, providing directions to every organ and tissue in the body. When the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) isn’t receiving enough blood, or the environment in which it lives isn’t optimal, disharmony ensues. An “autonomic imbalance” is quite often at the root of many of the health problems we face in society today. By using soft touch to manipulate the bones of the cranium and spine, craniosacral therapy technique “massages” the central nervous system, and looks to restore normal function and balance to bring harmony to the individual.
Craniosacral can help with:
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One-hour sessions: $60
Hours Available: Tues/Thurs. 7-8pm, weekend by appointment only
Shiatsu is a non-invasive form of bodywork therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that combines the nurturing quality of touch with the wisdom of acupuncture to help reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression throughout the body leaving you relaxed and calm.
– Shiatsu can work the tension and spasms out of the muscles
– Shiatsu helps with migraines
Although a regular maintenance program of shiatsu is an excellent way to maintain wellness and improve vitality, the schedule will vary for each person. Every person is different, their lifestyle, their stress level so one person may benefit by just one visit a month, another may require more sessions on a more regular basis. Depending on the goal of the session the effects may be stimulating and invigorating or calming and sedative or both preventative and remedial. Whatever the ailment the benefits are astounding, with little to no side effects, while enjoying a calming and restorative session.
$75 – One Hour
Saturdays: By Appointment Only
Healing frequencies fill your body as you relax on a special sound table equipped with low frequency transducers. The treatment which uses sinusoidal, low frequency (30 – 120 Hz) sound pressure waves, blended with music, to transfer sound waves directly into the body through a vibroacoustic table. This technique is helpful for a wide variety of issues including stress/depression, weight loss, muscle relaxation, increased circulation, pain reduction and much more. This therapy accesses and frees areas of the physical and emotional bodies where we can often carry tension or stress. Benefits of Acoustic Vibrational Therapy include:
Whether you need to release stress, detoxify your body or you have health issues, simply lying on the BioMat promotes a feeling of well-being for a healthier mind and body. Benefits of the BioMat include:
All products are medical-quality, FDA-Registered and based on award-winning research. The core of the Richway BioMat technology is a combination of far infrared rays, negative ion effects and the conductive properties of amethyst stone channels. These three powerful health stimulators are combined in a single, easy-to-use mat with remarkable healing properties. The amethyst BioMat delivers soothing, deep-penetrating heat while stimulating the regeneration of damaged cells in your body. It’s a safe and natural way to achieve optimal health now and maintain a stronger, more resilient body in the future. This highly effective therapy is now available to acupuncture patients and home consumers who want to improve health and well-being with products based on Nobel prize-winning scientific research pioneered by NASA and developed using pure, natural materials. Ask for the BioMat therapy with your next treatment for an additional $10.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Specific medical advice should be obtained from a licensed health care practitioner.
Traditional Chinese herbal formulas have treated a variety of conditions for more than 3,000 years. Many of today’s pharmaceutical drugs have their basis in herbalism. We customize the treatment to your constitution and condition, using anywhere from two to eighteen types of herbs. These formulas are available in teas, pills, powders, or tinctures.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “spiritual energy”. It is a method of energy healing that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions on or slightly above the physical body. The practioner may use Reiki tools (stones, symbols, visualization, essential oils or sound) to help balance the frequency of the body. Reiki will promote healing by activating the relaxation response, aligning the chakras and helping the body to restore balance on all levels of being including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Reiki works by clearing away negative energy and sealing in positive energy. Reiki has been scientifically proven to decrease pain levels, speed healing and relax the body and mind.
Chinese Massage is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial art principles to bring the body into balance. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press and rub the areas of the body to activate energy moving in the meridians as well as the muscles. The practitioner will use traction, massage with the stimulation of acupressure points, and range of motion stretches. This can help treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal disorders. TuiNa is invigorating to the body during the treatment and very relaxing after.
Cupping is an ancient medical treatment that relies upon creating a local suction to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. It invigorates the body, stimulates the immune and lymphatic systems, improves digestion, increases circulation, and opens up the lungs and respiratory system. The technique can leave some superficial, painless skin bruising that will go away in a few days.
Ear seeds are a non-invasive treatment, and an excellent take-home to supplement your acupuncture treatment. They are excellent for children or patients who aren’t comfortable with needles. The small round seeds are herbs specifically selected for your condition, which we tape on acupuncture points of the outer ear. They generally remain in place for 3 to 7 days. Ear seeds treat conditions like pain management, physical or emotional disturbances.
Electro-Stimulation Acupuncture passes small, painless electrical currents between pairs of acupuncture needles. We can stimulate several pairs of needles at a time, impulses passing from one needle to another, usually for less than 30 minutes at a time. This technique is excellent for conditions when qi is not flowing properly throughout the body. Stagnation of qi is visible in many conditions like chronic pain syndrome or paralysis/stroke.
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion, which decreases inflammation, swelling, edema and pain. Kinesio-taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. This method activates the neurological and circulatory systems.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an active life with minimal stress – emphasizing the mind-body connection in harmony with nature. Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, self-massage and any activity alongside nature is an integral part of daily life to keep the body moving, the mind calm and clear. Every emotional stress has a physical repercussion inside the body and vice versa; this is how pain and disease begin. We work with you to make lifestyle changes to create better harmony and balance so you can live with more comfort and joy.
Plum Blossom or Seven Star Needle is tapping lightly on an area of the body ith a small, sterile, seven-pointed hammer. This technique softens scar tissue, regenerates flesh, treats burns, acne, varicose/spider veins and balding on the scalp.
Thermomagnetic Therapy involves a medical infrared heating device. The far infrared (below visible light) emissions increases microcirculation and loosen fascia to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. The FDA has approved the class of devices to which it belongs for temporary relief from pain and arthritis.