Acupuncture involves the strategic insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body for therapeutic effect. It has been used for thousands of years and has been shown to improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and promote tissue repair.
One way that acupuncture works is by stimulating the body’s central nervous system to increase the secretions of neurotransmitters like endorphins and serotonin. These chemicals naturally help relieve pain and regulate mood, thereby improving both physical and emotional well-being.
Chinese herbal medicine can offer powerful benefits for restoring, maintaining, and promoting health. When properly administered, herbal formulas can have strong therapeutic effects with minimal-to-no side effects. Herbal formulas can be used to help a wide variety of health conditions, including aches, pains, stress, indigestion, allergies, insomnia, depression, PMS, and infertility.
The practice of cupping therapy has deep historical roots and documentation of its usage has been found in ancient Egypt, Greece, China, and the Middle East. Many materials have been used for cupping including bamboo, animal horns, and metal, but glass and plastic are the most prevalent today.
The cups are applied to the skin with a vacuum-effect that acts to decompress the underlying tissue layers. This helps to bring blood flow to the area while stimulating lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins. After treatment, muscles and nerves often feel more relaxed, and the treated area can feel lighter and enhanced with greater range-of-motion.
Traditional moxibustion is the use of an herb from the artemisia family to treat symptoms of deficiency or "cold" in the body. Patients find immense benefit when moxibustion is used in conjunction with needling. Circulation is improved when certain points and meridians of the body are warmed with the moxa. If you suffer from arthritic pain aggravated by weather, have a stiff neck due to cold and flu, or are post-partum, you may be surprised at how effective moxibustion treatment alleviates pain.
Facial acupuncture and guasha
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the face reflects the health of the whole body. Blemishes, wrinkles, puffiness and sagging can signify more internal and ongoing symptoms such as anxiety, indigestion, irritability, fatigue, and hormone imbalance.
Our facial treatments combine techniques such as gua sha, acupuncture, and massage to balance the whole body, including the face, so that health and vitality can radiate from within. We use oils and masks infused with Chinese herbal formulas to customize treatments for specific imbalances and skin conditions. Together, these therapies work to stimulate circulation, increase collagen production, and balance hormones, resulting in improved muscle tone and moisture quality in the face. Our treatments can be used to clear acne, lift sagging cheeks and jowls, diminish bags under the eyes, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
NORMATEC compression therapy
Created by a physician and bioengineer, NormaTec’s patented compression therapy uses gentle massage to flush out toxins that can build up from working out.
By applying precise pulsing actions to the arms and legs, NormaTec’s sequential pumping pattern mimics the body’s natural muscle contractions to help enhance blood flow and eliminate metabolic waste.
NormaTec is ideal for recovery when muscles feel weak, tired, heavy or sore.