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Different schools of traditional acupuncture vary slightly in needling style and diagnostic techniques but all concentrate on improving overall well-being by treating the root cause of an illness as well as relieving symptoms. All styles of acupuncture spring from the same Chinese medical roots.
All acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable. Needles are only used once.
Afraid of Needles? No problem. I can help you. Not all acupuncture treatments require the insertion of needles.
JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE is a style of acupuncture that uses finer needles (barely thicker than a human hair) and very shallow insertion (typically no deeper than 1 or 2 millimeters), with very minimal manipulation. Diagnosis includes abdominal palpation unlike in Chinese Acupuncture. Treatments often include acupuncture cords and magnets but also moxibustion.
People who are afraid of needles can be treated with the non-insertion style or with magnets.
This style is recommended for people who are fearful or very sensitive to needles. This technique is more gentle than Chinese Acupuncture but as effective.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE (TCM) uses a slightly different approach than Japanese Acupuncture. Similar to Japanese Acupuncture diagnosis is based on taking the pulses, listening, asking questions but also reading the tongue. Depending on the condition, needles may be inserted a bit deeper as well as stimulated a bit stronger than in Japanese Acupuncture.
- Eastern & Western Style Cupping
- Infrared Heating Lamp Therapy, Moxibustion
- Magnets, Press Tacks, Press Pellets, Intradermals
- Tuina and more.
HERBAL MEDICINE has been used for over 5000 years, making it one of the oldest health treatments in the world. There are over 450 different substances used in Chinese medicine. Most herbal medicines are available in user friendly tablets or teas. Your therapist will prescribe the best dosage and combination of Chinese herbs for your needs.