Traditional acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine which has been used for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific sites on the body. Western scientists believe that acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, signaling the body to release various substances including endorphins, immune system cells, opioids, neurotransmitters, and neurohormones.
Traditional herbs are combined together in a formula designated by your herbalist to suit your individual body's condition.
Herbs are not a substitute for medications which you and your medical provider decide are necessary. They can be gentle yet powerful substances that work with your body’s natural functions, either to strengthen, balance, or to enhance your ability to heal.
In addition to acupuncture, the following modalities may be used in your session based on your individual constitutional needs. They may also be booked on their own through our booking service.
Cupping is a form of myofascial release used to increase the flow and circulation of Qi and blood.
Cupping therapy, which is based on creating a negative pressure and drawing body tissues outwards, may help…
Gua sha is a soft tissue technique that involves "brushing" or "scraping" of the skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation and break up injured, tight or deficient tissue. Gua Sha is considered an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction.
Moxibustion is a traditional method of applying heat over Acupuncture points to relieve tension and invigorate cold areas of the body. It has been shown to boost the immune system and bring balance to the nervous system. Artemisia argyi (ai ye), a species of mugwort, is applied to warm the Acupuncture points until a pleasant warmth is felt.
A gentle, safe and yet profoundly effective treatment that utilizes the energetic potential within pure essential oils. Treatment involves placing particular oils on specific acupoints on the body in order to trigger energetic changes in the individual. This treatment works on the basis of mutual resonance through the systematic and intentional combination of essential oils and acupoints, resulting in a more significant clinical effect than using either of these treatment methods alone.