Private Treatments will begin with a detailed discussion of your health history and chief complaint. Traditional tongue and pulse diagnosis will also be included, followed by a complete acupuncture treatment. We will also take time to discuss other life-style factors, including nutrition and self-care. These appointments typically last 1 to 1.5 hours.
Ear Acupuncture Detox
Ear acupuncture can aid in the detoxification process and help curb cravings and addictions. Ear acupuncture can also treat a wide range of illness and imbalances (low back pain, insomnia, PMS, migraines, neck pain, and stress), as well as support the quitting process.
Pain and tension can be relieved using this ancient method that involves placing glass cups on the body. By creating a vacuum inside the cup the skin will be sucked into the cup resulting in a strong flow of blood to the area being treated. Please be aware, that Cupping can leave superficial discoloration on your skin that will completely vanish after 1 to 5 days. This is available as a stand alone service or may compliment an acupunctrue treatment. Watch this video to learn more about cupping.
Gua Sha (friction massage)
Reduce chronic stress evident on the face with this Constitutional Acupuncture Treatment. Acupuncture needles are inserted into the facial skin to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and tighten loose skin by stimulating the production of collagen - softening lines and preventing future wrinkles. These appointments typically last 1 to 1.5 hrs. Learn More
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb - sometimes rolled into a cigar - to warm areas of the body or acupuncture points. The patient will experience a pleasant heating sensation that penetrates deep into the body.
Unlike acupuncture, moxibustion facilitates movement, but can also tonify or nourish. Acupuncture is good at reducing or taking away, while moxibustion is good at warming and giving something back. Moxibustion is especially useful for digestive issues, muscle pain, gynecological issues, and stimulating the Immune System.
E-stim strengthens the effects of acupuncture and has an astounding effect on those affected by paralysis, specifically Bell's Palsy. Small electrodes are attached to acupuncture needles and a small scale electrical current is run through the points which effects the muscles underneath.
Through scraping the skin with a smooth object and body oil, painful tension (stagnation) in muscle tissue and joints can be removed very efficiently. Please note that Gua Sha can leave painless bruises on your skin that will completely vanish within 1-5 days.
A type of massage in which finger/thumb pressure is used on specific acupuncture points on the body. Acupressure is used to promote healing without the use of needles. Acupressure may be used before or after an acupuncture treatment, to help reinforce the benefits of the treatment.
Chinese herbal medicine has been tested and proven effective by thousands of years of practice. Traditionally herbs are used to treat both the symptom of the illness and the underlying root of the disharmony, according to individualized diagnosis. Herbs are usually combined into formulas that enhance their effectiveness. Eric currently prescribes Plum Flower and Health Concerns brands.