This modality involves the placement of hair-fine needles at strategic points on the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that these points alter the flow of life energy along imaginary pathways called meridians. Scientists believe that the needles alter nerve conduction and release pain relievers called endorphins.
Electroacupuncture works on the same basic principles as standard acupuncture, only with electrodes attached to the needles. The electrical current enhances the power of the treatment while reducing fatigue in the hand of the practitioner.
Specific acupuncture points on the ears can ease a wide range of health conditions and symptoms, from irritable bowel syndrome to neurological and hormonal imbalances.
Gua Sha employs rubbing and scraping techniques using instruments made from jade, soapstone, or other materials. The scraping action temporarily leaves red marks on the skin, but it also breaks up scar tissue, reduces swelling, and improves blood flow at the treatment site.
Cupping is a non-invasive therapy involving the application of several cups on the surface of the skin. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including glass, silicone, plastic, ceramic, and bamboo. Within the circumference of the cup, a suction is created, and the skin beneath puckers into the cup. This suction is the basis of the therapy.
Dry needling is an increasingly popular form of therapy that involves inserting thin needles into the skin to target tight and painful myofascial (muscle) tissues to reduce pain and improve mobility.
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