This therapy uses cups to create suction in order to promote the movement of Qi, blood, and body fluid to restore circulation and function. Cupping is most commonly known for the relief of muscular pain and respiratory diseases. Marks on the skin after cupping usually last 0–7 days.
Ear Seeds (Auriculotherapy)
Auriculotherapy is a form of medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle (the outer portion of the ear). Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
Seeds are placed on small adhesive pieces of tape over specific acupuncture points. The seeds may be left in place for several days as a patient is able to stimulate them with firm pressure to help with addiction, pain, insomnia, and stress, for example.
A small, comfortable micro current of electricity is sent through acupuncture points. It is proven to effectively help with pain, addiction, weight loss, neurological disorders and other conditions.
Gua Sha is an ancient medical treatment involving scraping of the skin with a round-edged instrument for the purpose of moving blood in order to increase circulation. The appearance of the “sha” (petechiae) is a desirable confirmation of the efficacy of the treatment. The marks subside 3–5 days after treatment. Gua sha can be used for many different types of disorders including acute upper respiratory problems such as cold/flu-like symptoms, chronic aches and pains, digestive disorders, and may be helpful in alleviating other symptoms.
Magnet Therapy/Korean Hand Energetics
This easy, fast, and effective modality is a form of micro-system acupuncture and moxibustion that affects the entire body with therapy on the hands only! Magnets are placed on classic body meridians on the hand as well as reflex zones to treat corresponding issues in the individual, but also has the benefit of treating the core. Whether or not a person is uncomfortable with needles, magnet treatments are a effective way to treat the whole body.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese medical massage that is used to bring the body back into balance. It is often used in combination with other modalities and therapies. This hands on body treatment uses Chinese taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.