Blending Western and Eastern Assessment tools in my approach, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, I choose acupuncture points specific to your conditions. Acupuncture “needles’ are really like fine ‘pins’ and are inserted in specific acupoints to help redirect your body’s energy, or Qi and restore balance and health. Depending on your situation muscle knots, or trigger points can be needled. Acupuncture affects the hormones in your body such as endorphins or serotonin causing pain relief and a very calm feeling.
A soothing and anti inflammatory oil is applied to the area of your body that we will be addressing. Silicone cups are then placed on acupoints or tight muscles to help increase circulation, Qi flow and relieve tension. I then can ‘slide’ the cups over the constricted muscles and acupoints. This technique is usually used in conjunction during an acupuncture treatment.
Metal clips are placed on the ends of the acupuncture needles and a gentle electric current is passed through. This is similar to a TENS unit that many physiotherapists use. Usually, electro acupuncture is used on stubborn, tight muscles and is very effective in treating arthritis and tendonitis.
A low level cold laser delivers energy to the cells, like photosynthesis to plants, and allows tissues to repair. The process is painless and usually takes 15-30 minutes. An anti inflammatory reaction occurs and pain is reduced.
The use of essential oils as a healing modality has been used for centuries. I use proprietary blends made especially for me to use during a treatment. You can purchase roller ball applicator bottles for use at home. The oils are based on Chinese principles for the 5 Elements and their respective properties.
My assessments include any relevant yoga postures, meditation or breathing techniques. I will teach you these exercises to do at home as part of your self care program.