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Acupuncture 

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, acupuncture returns the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Reiki

Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) is a Japanese word that means “Universal Life Force” or “Chi”. This is the energy that flows through everything and causes us to be alive. “Rei” means spirit, soul, or higher power. “Ki” means energy or life force. Therefore Reiki together means spiritually guided energy of the body, soul, and spirit appropriate for healing. This healing technique is used for stress reduction, pain relief, depression, relaxation, and so, but also promotes overall healing. Reiki is unconditional love in its purest form!

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.

Qigong

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

Gua Sha

Also known as spooning or coining, a ceramic spoon or another tool is used to scoop the skin in rhythmic motion. This technique promotes the circulation of blood and "qi", relieving tension and discomfort. Gua sha can also be a great tool to use for treatment of the common cold and other respiratory illnesses. This method is often combined with an acupuncture treatment.

ElectroAcupuncture

Electroacupuncture involves attaching wires to acupuncture needles and stimulating the selected acupuncture points with various electrical currents. An extremely effective method for pain reduction, Electoacupuncture is often used in various orthopedic issues including acute and chronic injury, joint pain, increasing mobility post injury or surgery. It is also an optional method for post-stroke cases and PTSD. The electrical currents are stimulating yet comfortable so that patients are able to relax during the procedure.

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Reiki 

 

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