Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that has been used for over 2,500 years. It involves the insertion of very tiny, sterile needles into the body with the intention of promoting circulation and eliciting a healing response. We do our absolute best to make your experience as comfortable and painless as possible.
Aesthetic Facial Acupuncture
Also referred to as Cosmetic Acupuncture or Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, this is a natural approach to slow down the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, uneven complexion, and under-eye bags and circles. It works by reducing inflammation, promoting healthy circulation, reducing swelling, and encouraging collagen and elastin production to help you look and feel younger!
Cupping, sometimes referred to as myofascial decompression, is a technique known to help relieve pain, stiffness, and soreness in the muscles. We use special glass or plastic cups to suction the skin, muscles, and fascia, promoting increased blood flow and decreased tightness and tension in the area treated.
Electroacupuncture, sometimes called "e-stim", is an approach that we oftentimes layer with classical acupuncture techniques to enhance results. The methods used are based on modern research and allow us to "hack" the nervous system to treat many conditions, including pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and psycho-emotional imbalances.
Tuina is a form of bodywork that is great for children and people who are afraid of needles. It can help promote circulation, release muscular tension, calm the nervous system, and promote overall relaxation.
Gua Sha scraping therapy (otherwise referred to as the Graston Technique) has similar applications as cupping therapy.
Dry needling is just one of the many needling techniques acupuncturists use to release trigger points that cause pain and dysfunction. It can also "reset" muscles that are weak or not working properly at points known as "motor points", as these underactive muscles can also result in painful conditions.
Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling
The foods we eat, how much sleep we get, and our stress levels are just a few of the factors that determine how our body and mind function. Nutritional choices and lifestyle modification are ways we can help you achieve your goals--whether that be to improve digestion, sleep better, lose weight, feel more energized, or get out of pain.
Chinese herbal medicine has actually been around much longer than acupuncture! The practice of herbal medicine involves customized prescription of natural substances--primarily plants--to address many conditions from chronic disease to more acute issues. Herbal medicine can be taken internally (generally as capsules or as a "tea") or externally (by being applied topically to areas of concern).