In traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is used to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving the smooth flow of Qi (energy) which helps to loosen tight muscles. Cupping is effective for back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. There are a variety of different cup sizes to help relieve sore, stiff, overworked muscles for a variety of different aliments. We use cupping for fatigued muscles, anxiety ridden muscles, migraines and to help the body in the recovery process.
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves gently scraping the skin with a massage tool. The most common types of tools are made with a natural bamboo or jade stone. This scraping helps to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow, decreases inflammation, helps the body in the recovery process and promotes healing. This treatment is great for anyone experiencing tightness, pain in the neck, shoulders, back, and any larger area of tightness and discomfort. This is great for detoxing fatigued, tired and congested muscles. Your doctor will customize the pressure to your preference.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition is an essential component to TCM and the dietetic theories center around energetic properties. In TCM, we look at food as medicine and the energy, taste, season, and personal constitution of each individual is taken into consideration. Eating a clean diet with foods in season and customized to your individual needs and goals are considered in this consultation. Proper nutrition is essential for overall health and wellbeing. Your doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine uses nutrition and food suggestions according to TCM.
TDP Infrared Heat Lamp
This is a heat light that has been used in China and other asian countries for many years. An infrared light works by emitting an infrared spectrum which is specific to the mineral plate on the lamp bulb. This heat lamp is extremely therapeutic for a wide range of health concerns ranging from pain, digestive issue, fatigue and superb in boosting the immune system. Placed in close proximity to your body, the heat penetrates the surrounding area to produce a warm gentle and peaceful experience. Use with an acupuncture session or on its own, you will love the feel of this on sore, tight muscles.
Add on $35
TCBD is one of the many cannabinoids. CBD is not psychoactive but has been used for years to treat a myriad of health issues. CBD can be helpful for pain related conditions, inflammation, headaches, anxiety, sleep problems, fatigue and depression. CBD pain salve can be added to any one of these services.
CBD Acupoint-Acupressure application (no needles) $130 | Add on $50