Areas of Practice
Acupuncture is a mainstay of traditional Chinese medicine which has been practiced for thousands of years. The Chinese healing tradition sees the body as a delicate balance of yin and yang. These are two opposing, but inseparable forces. According to traditional Chinese medicine, disease occurs when the forces of yin and yang are out of balance. Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese Medicine backed by centuries of research but its practical principles and methods are easily understood and are used today in all major hospitals.
Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese Medicine backed by centuries of research but its practical principles and methods are easily understood and are used today in all major hospitals:
Point #1- Fourteen major energy channels called meridians course through the human body including the head, arms hands, legs, feet, torso, and internal organs.
Point #2- A subtle energy called Chi (pronounced chee) circulates via the meridians to all parts of the body, even the most remote cells.
Point #3- Chi is the vital force, the presence of which separates the living from the dead. Its balanced, unimpeded flow is critical to sound health.
Point #4- Any misdirection, blockage, or other derangement of the amount, flow, or balance of Chi may result in pain, dysfunction, and ill health.
Point #5- With acupuncture needles, or other means, the acupuncturist stimulates certain points (acupoints) along the course of the meridians. Such stimulation helps restore the normal balance and flow of Chi so organs and bodily systems can work together in harmony as intended.
This sets the stage for the body to repair itself and maintain its own health.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is based on the premise that there are subtle rhythms in the fluid and connective tissues of the body that can be felt by its practitioners. This network of connective tissues, which includes the cerebrospinal fluid and bones of the skull and sacrum, functions as the “craniosacral system”. CST is a light-touch approach that can release tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
CST can be used to address a variety of problems including chronic pain, orthopedic injuries, headaches, migraines, post-concussive syndrome, fibromyalgia, TMJ disorders, emotional and stress-related disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and chronic fatigue. This gentle therapy may be safely administered to individuals of all ages.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Massage therapy is the practice of manipulating muscular and soft tissue to release tension and toxins. There are many types of massages including: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and medical massages. Each massage uses various techniques that help people heal faster. Therapists often practice with the intent of filling clients with positive energy. They cater massages for each individual client in order to guide them towards better health and relaxation.
Some of the issues that massage therapy works to relieve are:
Depression and Anxiety
Joint Flexibility, muscle mobility
Spasm and cramping muscles
People often underestimate the power of massage, especially with paired with cupping therapy. Tools such as these make massage great for recovery after strenuous activity including weight lifting and marathon running.