Acupuncture: Is one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities that involves the insertion of sterile hair thin acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points to create a therapeutic effect. This procedure is used to stimulate anatomical tissues to effect physiology and the identified pathology. There are more then one style of acupuncture, and at Ageless Acupuncture clinic we practice Chinese and Japanese acupuncture.
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation (Cosmetic Acupuncture): Is a combination of multiple modalities that enhance not only physical appearance but also overall health. Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatments address the whole body/patients’ constitution as well as their facial habits, lines and discolorations. Fine needles are placed on various points on the face, neck and body to address constitution and the accompanying symptoms. This method achieves, collagen production, muscle tone restoration and improved blood circulation and therefore complexion.
Auricular Acupuncture: Acupuncture on the ear. Auricular acupuncture may be used as a primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with other treatments such as whole body acupuncture, bodywork or herbal medicine. It has specifically been found to be effective for reducing addictions, curbing cravings and addressing post traumatic stress.
Herbal Consultation: Herbal therapy is a big part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With skilled intake of symptoms, pulse, tongue, and abdomen diagnoses, a customized formula is crafted to suit patient’s specific needs. Chinese dietary therapy and herbal therapy is used to augment acupuncture treatments and to best suite individual patient constitution and symptoms.
Moxibustion: Heat therapy used to invigorate, warm, supplement or disperse.
Cupping Therapy: Has been around for centuries and is commonly used in sports medicine to directly remove stagnation of qi, blood, or fluids from an injured area. How does it do that? The principals are very simple. Cupping is a therapy in which a vacuum is created in a glass or silicone cup, this allows to draw the skin and muscle tissue up inside the cup. The cups can be moved around along muscles or kept in place, depending on the needs of the patient. The function of cupping is to release tension in muscle groups, aid during acute injury, detoxify the body, and bring circulation to the area being treated.
Gua Sha: Scraping strokes are applied repeatedly to a selected area of the body. Gua sha is commonly used for musculoskeletal conditions, common colds/flu, in addition can be used for detoxification. This ancient Chinese medicine modality and its usage in many therapeutic benefits is almost identical to Graston, a modern technique used primary by chiropractors and PT.
Acupressure: This modality is based on acupuncture points and meridians, the stimulation to the body comes from the practitioner applying pressure. This treatment is commonly used on children and sensitive patients, providing mind and body relaxation. Acupressure is part of a greater category of Chinese medical massage.
Tui Na: Is an ancient form of manipulative therapy used in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) often together with acupuncture treatments. Although similar to massage, it is most commonly done fully clothed, with the main focus on helping reestablish proper circulation, releasing tight muscles, detoxify the system. It is aimed at treating both acute and chronic musculoskeletal and internal medicine conditions. Tui na is based on Taoist and martial art principals with the main goal to regulating the physical state of the body.
Sotai: Is a form of physical movement therapy that returns the body to a more health alignment and function. The work is gentle and is rooted in understanding of the physical body including anatomy and our physiology (function). Sotai is composed of exercises and movements that are mainly done with a sotai practitioner that help bring the body back to neutral. The goal of sotai is not only to alleviate a restriction in the body and therefore take care of pain, but also to help patient’s body awareness deepen and retrain the brain.