Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture works by improving the body’s functions and promoting our body’s natural self-healing process. Acupuncture achieves this by stimulating specific anatomic sites with the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe — and our body — in terms of two opposing forces: The Yin and Yang (rhymes with “thin and long”).
When Yin and Yang are in balance, the body is healthy and functioning well. In a balanced body, energy — called Qi (“chee”) — flows along specific pathways throughout the body, known as meridians. This healthy flow of energy keeps the Yin and Yang forces balanced. But if the flow of energy gets blocked, this disruption can lead to pain, reduced function or illness. Acupuncture helps release blocked Qi in the body and stimulates the body’s own natural healing response
The World Health organization has found that acupuncture has proven deeply beneficial for a wide range of illnesses and issues, including:
Today’s fast-paced society has led to an epidemic of stress. When the body is bound and stressed, our health is not ideal. Gua sha is an ancient healing technique in which lubrication — such as oil or Tiger Balm — is applied to the body and a skilled practitioner uses a smooth-edged instrument to apply short or long strokes on the skin. This stroking motion creates raised redness, known as “sha”. Raising sha removes blood stagnation and increase blood flow to the body’s soft tissues.
Gua Sha treatment can help with:
Pain and inflammation can negatively affect every aspect of our life, causing us to seek “quick fixes” and prescription pain relief. Low-level light therapy (LLLT) has been popular in Europe and Asia for many years, but few medical practitioners in the United States practice this deeply-healing light therapy. Low-level light therapy utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and increase circulation, and is thought to help accelerate the healing process and reduce damaging tissue inflammation.
LLLT can help with:
We are all born with the ability to move the way we were designed to. Over the years, we can lose touch with our body’s natural motion — which can cause inflexibility and pain. The Feldenkrais Method uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance the body’s function. This method increases your ease and range of motion, improves flexibility and coordination and can help you “rediscover” your innate capacity for graceful and efficient movement. The Feldenkrais Method allows you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.