Ac·u·punc·ture noun — A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.
Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion which involves burning mugwort on or near the skin at an acupuncture point.
We offer a variety of acupuncture services:
The painless burning of dry herbs on or near the skin. Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion done on or near acupuncture points. In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi.
Some of the manual therapies we often use to relax muscles and to promote healing and release stress:
In traditional Chinese herbal medicine, a number of plant elements are commonly used along with other substances from mineral or animal origin in formulas which combinations, doses and uses have been documented in ancient books such as the Shang Han Lun or treating Cold Diseases and The Wen Bing for treating Warm Diseases and appear on the Chinese Materia Medica.