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.
In moxibustion, our chiropractic team places an herbal compound called moxa along with various acupuncture points. As the moxa is heated, it eases pain and helps the body release pathogens. You should feel only a pleasant warmth during the procedure.
Fire cupping involves the use of vacuum pressure over acupuncture points. Glass cups are placed on these points and then heated to create this pressure, which raises and reddens the skin beneath the cups. Fire cupping boosts circulation, relaxes muscles, and releases scar tissue.