Moxibustion

Moxibustion, also known as “Moxa” in short, is a therapy used for warming and circulating the Qi and blood of the body. An herb called mugwort is used to burn on the point, in order to ameliorate cold and damp symptoms. Moxa therapy is treatment of choice for patients with weak constitution. This therapy is safe and non-invasive and typically used in conjunction with the acupuncture treatment.

Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Injection Therapy

Injections are used as an alternative to pain management which utilizes homeopathic substances to decrease pain and inflammation. Often times they are used as an alternative to corticosteroids. The injections are delivered into the affected area or trigger points to heal the body from the inside out. They also decrease the number of overall acupuncture treatments needed. Because these substances are natural, it is safe for those on multiple medications, long term use and those sensitive to NSAIDs. This therapy is effective for inflammation, chronic and acute pain, musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, muscle spasms, arthritic and degenerative conditions, neuralgia and intervertebral disc conditions.  

Electro stimulation

As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at a time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. This is used to treat chronic or acute pain, muscle spasms, nausea high cholesterol and blood pressure among many other conditions.

Auricular Therapy

Auricular therapy or ear acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem of the entire body represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Ailments of the entire body are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively. Similar mappings are used in reflexology and iridology. 

 

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New Albany, OH 43054
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