Acupuncture & Acu-Tap
Acupuncture is the use of thread-fine surgical steel needles at specific points on your body to remove blockages in the energetic system that regulates your health. These acu-points are specific sites along the meridians that have a regulatory mechanism on the Qi of the whole meridian and associated organs. Acupuncture is virtually painless and perfectly safe when performed by an expert under strict clinical conditions. Acupuncture works as a regulatory modality and is a powerful tool that can bring every form of disharmony and disease back into equilibrium.
Acupuncture is endorsed by the World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. More important than those endorsements though, is the fact that millions of people have consistently used acupuncture for thousands of years. Their meticulous records present us with a body of clinical knowledge that is unmatched by an other medicine. The research on acupuncture continues today and incorporates strict scientific methods that continue to prove the worth of this powerful modality.
Other modalities that fall under the general heading of acupuncture are Acu-Tap, Moxabustion and Cupping.
Some people are not comfortable with the idea of needle insertion, so we also offer Acu-Tap which uses either electrical or manual devices to stimulate acupuncture points without the need for needle insertion. Acu-Tap can be every bit as effective as acupuncture when performed by an expert practitioner
Moxabustion is the use of an herb called Aie Ye (artemisia vulgarus or mugwort), to warm and heat the meridians of the body. Disease often arises from cold which stagnates the Qi in the meridians and Moxa can be rolled into a cylinder that resembles a cigar, ignited so that it smolders and held very close to the skin at specific acu-points to warm the Qi in the meridians. This type of therapy is particularly useful on arthritic conditions and sports injuries.
Cupping is the use of jars or cups that have had the air drawn out of them in order to create a vacuum on the surface of the skin. The suction pulls the superficial layers of the skin and fascia apart or pulls adhesions between muscle tissue apart. This allows the synovial fluid to seep back between the tissues and relieves pain from adhesion that is associated with sprains and strains of muscle tissue.
Acupuncture, Acu-Tap, Moxabustion and Cupping can be used together or separately to painlessly regulate your bioenergy and bring you back to a more perfect state of balance and health.