An initial consultation will consist of a thorough intake of your health history and current condition, a physical examination, diagnosis and treatment. Your first visit will usually take between 1.5 - 2 hours. Subsequent visits are 1 hour. Acupuncture treatments can also include moxa and cupping, depending on the needs of the patient. Dietary, lifestyle and herbal prescriptions may be recommended as part of your treatment plan, according to the condition.
Deep tissue therapy using heated glass cups that are applied to the body with suction to help relieve pain and tension, and increase lymph and blood circulation. Most commonly used for aches and pains and respiratory issues such as coughing and wheezing. Cupping is often combined with acupuncture treatment but can be done as a separate treatment.
A popular form of complementary health care, acupuncture uses very fine, single use sterile needles to stimulate specific points of energy on the body. Evidence based research shows that acupuncture triggers the body's own healing response by releasing neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin which help calm the nervous system and reduce pain and inflammation. Acupuncture also helps to increase circulation and stimulate blood flow. The emphasis of treatment is not only on the present symptoms but also your constitution as a whole. So as your symptoms improve, you may also notice an increased sense of wellbeing and equilibrium.
Moxa is commonly used with acupuncture to enhance the effect of the treatment. The dried herb mugwort is used to gently and safely warm the body, relax the muscles and improve circulation.
Facial Acupuncture is a completely natural treatment approach to looking and feeling better. Benefits include:
- Increased blood circulation encourages oxygenation, detox and lymph drainage
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Stimulates collagen to plump up the skin
- Tightens muscles in the face and neck
- Increases cell regeneration, filling out and smoothing lines and wrinkles
- Regulates and balances hormones in acne type, stress related and menopausal skin
Often used in conjunction with acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas are customized to treat a wide variety of conditions such as sleep disorders, seasonal allergies and menstrual issues. Using only top quality herb companies, these formulas are gentle, yet very effective and are available in capsules, tinctures or powders. Herbal formulas can also be used topically in ointments and patches for issues such as muscle pain and skin conditions.