Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is the most widely practiced form of acupuncture. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body is mapped with “channels” also called meridians through which the energy of the body flows just like blood, lymph or electrical current through our nervous system. Acupuncture consists of inserting fine sterile stainless steel needles into [...]
Electro-Acupuncture was developed around the mid 1900’s. It uses mild electrical currents that conduct through the acupuncture needles into the muscles and tissues to enhance the effect of the treatment and produce faster results. Since electro-acupuncture has been proven to accelerate tissue healing, significantly reduce pain, inflammation, edema and swelling, it is a modality often [...]
Laser acupuncture although new to us westerners, has been used and studied for almost 30 years. At East West Healing Solutions, we use Class III B lasers to stimulate acupuncture points. Each point is normally stimulated between 30-60 seconds. For people who either have a phobia of needles or suffer from medical conditions that would [...]
Modern ear acupuncture was first developed by a neurologist; Dr. Paul Nogier in 1957. Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on the ability to regulate the body’s imbalances by stimulating reflex points on the ear. It is a microsystem very similar to reflexology or iridology. It can be used as a primary [...]
The non-surgical Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture procedure is a holistic, natural and comprehensive skin rejuvenation program. Specific facial acupuncture needles are placed in a precise configuration just under the skin's surface to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It is an excellent natural alternative to cosmetic surgery facelifts and botox treatments. The protocol requires [...]
Herbology is one of the more important modalities utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are over three hundred herbs that are commonly being used today that have a history that goes back at least 2,000 years. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, the balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered more important than the effect of [...]
When used as part of a rehabilitative plan of care, the use of heat therapy increases soft tissue elasticity and blood flow, induces muscle relaxation, stimulates tissue, bone and nerve healing, reduces muscle spasms, inflammation, swelling and pain.
Moxibustion is an analgesic technique in which moxa, a flammable substance derived from the leaves of mugwort plants, is ignited. 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 as a supplemental treatment to acupuncture.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice that helps alleviate pain, release toxins and stimulate the immune and the lymphatic systems. A rounded glass cup is placed on the skin creating a suction effect. Several health benefits are assigned to this modality; reduces pain, swelling, inflammation and congestion, loosens adhesions and maximizes blood circulation.
Gua Sha is a traditional healing technique, in which a practitioner applies repeated strokes over lubricated skin using a round-edged instrument. The application of the strokes causes small red spots to appear on the skin which will dissipate after a couple of days. The technique is most commonly used to treat fever, heat exhaustion, upper [...]