Acupuncture

Acupuncture is not only one of the most brilliant pearls in the Treasure House of Chinese culture, but also the common wealth of human beings. Acupuncture therapy has a wide range of indications. Some diseases, which are hardly cured by modern medicine such as migraine headache, facial paralysis, lower back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy, all can be treated effectively with acupuncture and herbs. In thousands years of practice, acupuncture plays an inestimable role in the preventing and treating of diseases as well as prolonging a quality life. During a therapy session, the physician will place hair-thin, sterile-disposable, stainless steel acupuncture needles into points on affected areas, and the corresponding acupuncture points on the arms and legs. The stimulation of the points helps to tonify the Vital Energy, promote the blood circulation, and remove stagnation of the energy flow - to free you from pain.

 

Herbology

Herbs have been used throughout the history of mankind, but only Chinese herbs have been applied under a systematic theory of medicine rather than scattered experiences. Herbal medicine includes plants (roots, barks, flowers, leaves, and seeds), minerals, and some animal parts like shells. Herbal therapy is clinically suitable for a variety of diseases, such as flu, tonsillitis, cough, asthma, stomach ache, hepatitis, nephritis, UTI, irregular menstruation, lumbago, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, E.D., premature ejaculation, AIDS, acne to name but a few. T&S Acupuncture provides herbs in the form of pills and powders. Since they are all natural materials and each prescription is formulated according to the specific needs of the patient, they are usually very effective with little or no side effects.

 

Massage

Massage is the oldest and most popular therapy in the human race. Chinese Massage has a long history and dates back thousands of years. What is so special about Chinese massage also known as Tuina? First of all, Chinese massage promotes blood circulation and removes blood stagnation, thus reducing inflammation of injured soft tissues, and correcting deformities and maybe even the abnormal location of joints and soft tissues in the body. Secondly, the dynamic wave of stimulatio can influence the physiological function and pathological state of the body fluids, energy, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, viscera, even mind and emotion - so to say, a recuperative function all over the body. At A&S Acupuncture we offer many different types of massage techniques including:

 

Reflexology

Foot Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to points on the feet to stimulate the body’s self-healing energy. There are numerous nerve endings at the bottom of your feet. Each internal organ, such as the liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, urinary bladder, has a reflex area on the feet. So, it is possible to adjust the function of these organs by massaging the corresponding areas of the feet. Reflexology is believed to have a positive affect on the glands, nerves, organs, and other parts of the body. Reflexology is more commonly used for prevention rather than curing diseases. But many claim that it helps to relieve a wide variety of conditions including migraines, hypertension, insomnia, sinus problems, chronic pain, anxiety, digestive problems and more. Most will tell you it is also the ideal method for relaxation.

 

Cupping

Cupping is a therapeutic approach done by placing small jars on the surface the skin, then pumping the air out to create a vacuum. Blood in the deep layer will thus be sucked up to the surface of the body, so that the circulation in the deeper tissues is promoted. The cupping method has the function of warming and promoting the Energy Flow and blood in the meridians, dispelling "cold-dampness", and diminishing swellings and pain. The cupping method has been broadly used to treat pain caused by wind, cold, and dampness, such as arthritis, soft tissue inflammation, neuropathy manifested as pain and numbness of the neck, shoulders, back, and legs.