Acupuncture operates on the idea that a person's qi, or life force, runs through the body along certain meridians, and that specific points on the body correspond with these meridians. When these points are ‘activated' or stimulated by touch, specific complaints of chronic pain or illnesses can be alleviated.
Electroacupuncture uses the same principles and pressure points as the traditional needling method, but it adds a microcurrent to the needle. Practitioners adjust the frequency of the current and the number of electrons that flow through the wire to the body.
Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This can relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It can also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Also known as Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Acupuncture, is a virtually painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced and bags around neck and eyes firmed. Cosmetic Acupuncture was performed on the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines as early as 960 AD.
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