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Acupuncture + Traditional Chinese Medicine

ACUPUNCTURE + TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Looking for an Acupuncturist or Chinese Herbalist?

Our Acupuncture treatments are customized to your individualized needs. This approach to our treatments will provide you with safe and highly effective acupuncture treatments. When you work with one of our acupuncturists, you will have an opportunity treat a wide variety of ailments including: musculoskeletal pain (low back pain, neck pain & sciatica) to nausea, migraine headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

The Optimal Wellness team of Acupuncturists combine many different treatments including: Traditional Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture or E-Stim, Infrared heat therapy, Gua Sha, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Emotional Freedom Technique.

About Our Acupuncture Treatments:

Your acupuncturist will insert 5 or more hair-thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body that correspond to energy pathways, or meridians. The stimulation of these energy meridians can relieve blockages that contribute to the symptoms of chronic illness and other various medical conditions. Acupuncture is a safe, pain-free way to treat common physical ailments such as anxiety, sciatica, seasonal allergies, asthma, and weight gain.

A person receiving an acupuncture treatment

Electroacupuncture or E-Stim:

To increase the effectiveness of our acupuncture treatments, your acupuncturist may add a very light electrical current on the ends of the acupuncture needles. This addition of the electrical current causes an increased concentration of energy into the acupuncture point and enables deeper tissue activation. Studies suggest an increased rate of relief from symptoms without any additional side-effects.

Infrared heat therapy:

Infrared heat lamps are commonly used during our  sessions to keep our patients warm and comfortable as well as for their healing properties. Far-infrared rays have the ability penetrate into deep into muscle tissues. This can promote additional healing without any negative side effects. There have been many studies confirming how beneficial this form of therapy can be for patients experiencing chronic pain. This is due to an increased circulation rate, decreased inflammation as well as the  relaxation of tense muscle groups.

Cupping:

Adding a Cupping treatment to your wellness routine can have profound effects on your health. Cupping is a Chinese healing technique that has been used for centuries to help improve the flow of blood and unlock tension. The vacuum created on your skin will increase blood flow, restore tissue health and increase range of motion. Cupping has been shown to effectively ease pain symptoms such as like sciatica, low back pain and plantar fasciitis

Gua Sha:

Gua sha is used to alleviate pain, help circulation and improve blood flow. The tools come in different shapes with the most popular being smooth or callus-free stones that can be used to help alleviate chronic pain symptoms.

Chinese Herbal Medicine:

Our Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioners have been practicing this form of medicine for over 30 years. Chinese herbs have been used for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments, from eczema and acne to stress and emotional disturbances, menstrual irregularities, the enhancement of fertility, and much more. Our practitioners use blends that are specifically formulated with 20+ years knowledge behind them so you can experience the benefits without any side effects!

Emotional Freedom Technique:

The Emotional Freedom Technique, known as “EFT,” is a type of energy work which involves tapping certain acupuncture points for the relief of both physical and emotional symptoms.

This technique is based on the same theory as acupuncture which believes that blockages along certain energy pathways, or “meridians,” can lead to imbalances in the body and mind. Rather than needles, repeated tapping of points is performed on the points.
EFT is particularly well known for relieving allergies, psychological phobias, anxiety, panic attacks, headaches and other pain situations. During a session, a complaint will be identified to focus on then the practitioner leads the client through the tapping sequence. Relief is often felt from the first session though a series of treatments, or tapping on oneself at home, may be needed for lasting results.

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