About Eastern Therapies
Eastern therapies are a holistic approach to healthcare and have utilized for over 3,000 years. This comprehensive medical system, which includes acupuncture, massage, cupping, moxibustion (moxa), and herbs, has a wide array of applications to treat a vast number of diseases, both acute and chronic.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and The World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems, such as, it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Acupuncture is the manual insertion of very thin, surgical grade, sterile filiform needles in the body on points that lie along meridians, to create a focused healing response at the sight of insertion. This often results in an automatic physiological change that releases internal inflammation, increases lymphatic drainage, increases circulation, and releases the “”feel good”” endocrine release of endorphins into the blood stream.
Cupping Therapy otherwise known as “Fire Cups” has been used widely across Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central America throughout history and is still used to this day. Cupping Therapy utilizes a round edged glass or plastic cup with the introduction of a small flame, or hand pump to create a vacuum. The circulation of blood, lymph and qi increases when the vacuum is applied to the surface of the body creating a cleansing and detoxifying effect within the muscle layers of the body. Cupping Therapy is also one of the fastest and most effective ways to perform myofascial release, free trapped nerves, excellent in both acute and chronic conditions. When utilized in it’s purest form and placed on specific acupuncture/pressure points on the body with varying degrees of suction, one may receive the benefits of an acupuncture session.
Form of manipulation therapy that uses thumbs, fingers, and palms to apply pressure to the body. Originating from Japan, shiatsu has been used to correct and maintain bone structure, joints, tendons, muscles, and meridian lines for thousands of years. Shiatsu is typically given on the floor so comfortable, loose clothing is highly recommended.