What We Do:

  • Trigger Point Acupuncture
  • Chinese Acupuncture
  • Japanese Acupuncture
  • Non-needling techniques:
  • cupping
  • gua sha
  • moxibustion

Now, what is what:
Trigger Point Acupuncture-
excellent pain relief for pain anywhere in the body caused by muscular constrictions.  Trigger
points are a common cause for tension headaches, knee pain, shoulder and hip pain. Trigger
points can mimic heart attack, ulcer pain, cause full blown migraines. The good thing about
trigger points is that you are healthy and you do not have the above conditions. If treated
properly they will go away in 3-4 treatments and may never come back.

Good reading:
- The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook:
Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second
Edition by Clair Davies, Amber Davies, and David G. Simons (Paperback - Jul 2004) - Excellent
book for self-help.
- Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2-Volume Set)
by David G. Simons, Janet G. Travell, Lois S. Simons, and Barbara D. Cummings . Expensive,
but has all information you need on trigger points.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture
– great for a variety of conditions from arthritic conditions and joint pain to depression and
weight loss, fertility. TCM Acupuncture relies heavily on tongue and pulse readings, observation
and information received by the practitioner. The idea behind the diagnosis is to help keep the
balance between yin and yang, thus allowing for the normal flow of qi throughout the body and
restoring health to the mind and body.

Japanese Acupuncture
– like TCM it treats mostly chronic conditions. Each treatment focuses on eliminating individual
structural imbalances, causing the disturbance in the body. Japanese acupuncture is unique in
its efficiency and precision. Techniques often are directed at using the minimal amount of
stimulation to attain the greatest results. Your abdomen is called Hara, the most important
diagnostic area. We first treat the structural imbalance that the body presents and then address
the symptom that brought the person into the treatment room. A lot of times the bothersome
symptom is alleviated after the structural treatment is performed.

Cupping – great instant muscular pain relief, excellent for treating simple colds.

Gua Sha – skin scraping technique. It feels like a deep muscular massage, the effect on the
body is similar to cupping.  Visit my teacher’s site
Moxibustion – burning rice-size cones of dry weed on the skin, enhances greatly acupuncture

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