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Treatment Modalities

Ear Acupuncture: Auriculotherapy is a clinically effective treatment modality utilized for the relief of chronic pain and the alleviation of substance abuse. Detection of electrical conductance and tenderness palpation can reveal specific auricular reflex points which can be stimulated to alter pathological reflex patterns in the brain, in internal organs, and in different peripheral regions of the musculoskeletal body.

Moxibustion, also known as “moxa”, is a heat application treatment on the acupuncture points using the herb called Mugwort. The application of moxa is used to strengthen blood, stimulate the flow of energy or “Qi” and to maintain general well-being.

Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced
(by using change in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle (the technique is called gliding cupping).

Electro Acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture, the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints, was developed in China as an extension of hand manipulation of acupuncture needles around 1934. The procedure for electro-acupuncture is to insert the acupuncture needle as would normally be done, attain the qi reaction by hand manipulation, and
then attach an electrode to the needle to provide continued stimulation. Especially good results are expected from electro-acupuncture treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain, spasm, and paralysis.

Tui Na
Tui Na is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tui Na uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to heal itself naturally.

Thought to have originated thousands of years ago, Reiki (ray-key) is a nonintrusive technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing of body, mind and spirit. Reiki complements medical treatments including acupressure and acupuncture. It does not conflict with any health care, but rather enhances the results and facilitates benefits.

CranioSacral Therapy
CST focuses on reducing tension and stress in the meningeal membrane and its fascial connections to enhance the functioning of the
CranioSacral system, a fluid circulatory system that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. The use of subtle manipulation to the bones of the face, head, vertebral column and the membranes beneath the skull allows free movement by the cerebrospinal fluid and balances energy fields. CST can treat a wide array of ailments and imbalances.