TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Acupuncture is 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.
Examples of things acupuncture can help with are: Low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee pain, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, facial pain, TMJ, headache, dental pain, gastritis, induction of labor, breech birth, morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, post-operative pain, stroke, essential hyper-tension, primary hypo-tension, renal colic, biliary colic (same pain and symptoms that babies have with colic), leucopenia (low white blood count), radiation/ chemotherapy reactions, allergic rhinitis, hay fever, depression including postpartum, anxiety, acute bacillary dysentery, primary dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) , acute epigastralgia (stomach pain), peptic ulcer, and insomnia (inability to sleep) to name just a few.
GuaSha is an ancient Chinese healing technique that some may refer to as theraputic scraping. Why? Because that is what is actually happening. Your Acupuncturist will use a special tool, like the one shown above, and gently scrape your skin in a downward motion. This is meant to address stagnant energy or qi that may be responsible for inflammation. Scraping your skin in this manner is thought to increase microcirculation of your soft tissues and allow for better blood flow. Some conditions that Guasha can help with include: fevers, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, breast engorgement due to nursing, perimenopausal syndrome, and neck pain to name just a few. Come in and see if GuaSha is a right fit for you.