Acupuncture involves shallowly inserting very fine, sterile needles in specific points on the body as part of a treatment plan to return the body to normal functioning. Meridians or channels of energy run through the body in specific pathways, these points are primarily on those pathways. Acupuncture is used to open the channels or to regain balance in the organ systems of the body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is the second oldest system of medicine in the world. It treats many conditions detailed by the World Health Organization including internal medicine and psycho-emotional problems like depression and anxiety. This must be done by a highly-trained, board certified practitioner.
Acupuncture is safe, mostly pain-free and the most common side effect is extreme relaxation.
Chinese herbs in their original state are items from nature including flowers, plants, roots, wood, minerals, etc. When combined into formulas the herbs have a different effect on the body than when used alone. Our oldest book of prescriptions is over 2,000 years old. At Live Well, we use companies that belong to international standards of quality. Safety is a top priority.
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is a series of treatments that works to eliminate lines, increase collagen production, smooth and brighten the complexion, tighten the face and lift the eyelids. This is done by treating the whole body, not just the face. A full intake is done to determine patterns of imbalance in the body. These are corrected and work is done on the face and the scalp that will take five to ten years off most patients’ visual age. Most importantly, general health improves greatly as a result of this focused work and its most common side effect is deep relaxation. A minimum of twelve treatment sessions are required.
Gua sha is a scraping technique used on the body to eliminate pain, promote healing, treat the common cold or lung congestion. This simple, yet very effective technique is used in addition to acupuncture when appropriate.
Cupping is a technique done to decrease pain, increase blood flow, promote healing and also to treat cough, congested lungs or the common cold. Cupping uses small glass bowls that are applied to the skin in a manner that creates suction. I use a moving cupping technique that I find to be less aggressive and very effective. Cupping loosens muscles, increases blood flow and can sedate the nervous system.
Tui na is Chinese medical massage. It is a series of movements taught to be used after an internal diagnosis is made as part of a treatment plan to create better health in the body. It works on a specific problem and is done in combination with acupuncture, herbs, and the rest of the elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tui na works on muscles, joints, tendons/ligaments and areas of pain.
Food is considered the first medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Recommendations for types of food and methods of preparation can be given after an internal diagnosis is made. Foods can help to heal or to make conditions worse.
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