Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain, relieve and reduce inflammation, increase circulation and increase the healing process. This timeless art is an all natural, drug-free therapy that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions with no adverse side effects. Unless feeling more relaxed, reduction of stress and an overall sense of balance and well-being are side effects!!
Herbs are used in conjunction with other therapies to promote health. Using traditional remedies combined with recent clinical advances in plant-based medicine, we can craft a plan to create better health.
Fire cupping is a technique or method of applying suction by placing glass, plastic, or bamboo cups on the skin. This therapy is used to relieve what is called "stagnation" in Traditional Chinese Medicine Terms. It is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis, by relieving fluid in the lungs.. Cupping is also used to treat back, neck, shoulder, neck, leg, abdominal and other musculoskeletal pain. This technique, in varying forms, has also been found in the folk medicine of Vietnam, the Balkans, modern Greece, and Russia, among other places. This technique produces blood congestion at the site of the cups, stimulating the movement of blood underneath, relieving the stagnation. Cupping can leave temporary marks on the skin, which may range from light pink to dark purple. The marks will disappear usually in one week.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a hands-on therapy that is highly effective for pain relief and healing, including problems that have not responded to traditional therapy.
MFR treatments begin with a physical assessment to identify any areas of imbalance in the body. The entire body is assessed, palpated and treated in order to address the source of the pain and ensure permanent results.
MFR therapists apply gentle sustained pressure into areas of restriction until the tissue softens and lengthens. The sustained pressure into the tissue allows the ground substance (the environment our cells live in) to return to a healthy, gel like state.
Sustained stretching is also applied to help elongate the collagen and elastin fibers of your fascia. This is where the real cellular changes take place, allowing the body to improve blood flow and nutrient supply, as well as aiding proper disposal of toxins and cell waste in the body.