Acupuncture is a 5000 year old complete diagnostic medical system from China that can diagnose, treat and even prevent illness. It is a safe, effective
and virtually painless way to treat a wide variety of health conditions and
concerns. We all have life energy called QI (chee) flowing through specific
pathways or meridians. Sometimes blockages can occur. When this happens we
experience symptoms of pain, sickness or more accurately imbalances.
Acupuncture is the insertion of pre-sterilized, single-use needles into points
along the body that access this Qi and re-establish balance in the individual.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice that helps alleviate pain and
soreness. A rounded glass cup is placed on the skin, and pressure is created
within the cup. This pressure draws the skin and superficial muscle layers
outward, easing acupuncture points deeper in the body. Auricular Acupuncture
Auricular (or ear) acupuncture targets points on the outer ear, using either needles to help relieve the complaint. Each acupoint on the ear, when treated, triggers electrical impulses, from the ear, via the brain, to the specific area of the body that is being treated.
Like regular acupuncture, electro-acupuncture uses needles inserted by
hand. The difference is that in electro-acupuncture, these needles are
connected to electrodes that provide electrical stimulation.
Electro-acupuncture is considered quicker than traditional acupuncture, and has
a stronger effect. It also allows the acupuncturist to finely control the
amount of stimulus given to a patient. People
with cardiac problems should consult their physicians before using this
is an analgesic technique in which moxa, a flammable substance derived from the
leaves of wormwood plants. The technique is intended to
warm regions of the body, as well as stimulating blood circulation and energy
toward acupuncture points. It is often used, but not exclusively, as a
supplemental treatment to acupuncture.
At Trinity Acupuncture, we use OSMOXAMOXA balm or MOXA
Spray among more traditional moxa sticks. It is a convenient and easy
substitute to burning moxa, yet providing the benefits of moxa without the
smoke or strong odor.