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ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture services include:

  • Auricular Therapy

  • Chinese Medicine

  • Cupping

  • Electro Therapy

  • Pain Clinic

  • Post-Traumatic Stress

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is gentle, safe, effective and natural system of health care with the ability to treat a wide range of health concerns such as:

  • Addiction

  • Allergies

  • Asthma/lung Disorders

  • Carpal tunnel 

  • Chemotherapy Nausea

  • Dental Pain 

  • Depression

  • Digestive disorders

  • Ear Problems

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headache

  • Infection-cold 

  • Insomnia

  • Menstrual Disorders

  • Menopause

  • Muscle and joint pain

  • Nausea

  • Post-operative pain 

  • Reproductive Disorders

  • Sciatic pain

  • Sinusitis

  • Skin Disorders

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Urinary Problems

  • Weight loss

  • And much more!

Acupuncture is used to treat many different diseases, disorders and pain conditions. Acupuncture has minimal discomfort as needles are smaller than those used for common vaccine injections and at most treatments may cause mild sensations of tingling, heaviness, slight soreness, or energy along the channel being stimulated. Acupuncture functions on Eastern philosophy and utilizes the Chinese Medicine System, which has existed for thousands of years. In that system, imbalances in energy or blood flow can lead to disease in the body, so needle placement is aimed to improve vitality, blood circulation, and restore the natural balance and energy flow of the body.  Acupuncture treatments consist of inserting thin, sterile disposable needles into the skin. The number of needles depends upon the concerns being treated, also the duration of needle placement depends on the patient's constitution, so the length of the appointment is approximately an hour. Acupuncture has proven to be successful in reducing stress, chronic conditions and other irregularities. If the symptom is a result of an energy blockage within the body, acupuncture can encourage the body's natural healing response. Because of it's ability to assist clients with pain relief, inflammation, and stress reduction.  Acupuncture is a great complement to other services available here at Mission Wellness. Additionally, while acupuncture can be used to treat nearly any disease, most practitioners in the United States choose not to treat certain specific concerns. Acupuncturists often choose to treat the symptoms and side effects of standard medical treatment as a complimentary service rather than to treat the disease itself. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your particular medical history, please discuss them with the acupuncturist at your appointment. Also, acupuncture for specific conditions or concerns may require a significant series of multiple treatments throughout a specified time-frame. Please allow time for a consultation at the beginning of your first treatment.

CUPPING

An ancient technique traditionally used for respiratory problems, muscle or joint pain, headaches and colds. It is used primarily on larger areas of the body, especially the back, to stimulate and open meridians. This helps clear congestion and promote a healthier flow to Qi** and blood. 

Suction is applied to the tissues by creating a vacuum under a "cup". This is done by a pump on a plastic cup or heating a glass cup. The cups are be place on fixed points and usually left for 5- 15 minutes. Glass cups can be moved along muscles or  meridians** , using a light massage oil as a lubricant. This therapy is commonly used for stubborn muscle pain or cramps as well as respiratory problems. There are some recent studies that indicate it i beneficial for chronic fatigue and dementia.

Those with dementia had some increase in physical strength, memories and feelings. 

Be aware:

  • Cupping is Contra-indicated for: high fever, convulsions, areas with skin conditions and the lower torso of pregnant women. 

  • Ring shaped bruises commonly occur. They are generally painless, dull in color and gone in a few days. Occasionally they can be darker and last 7-9 days. 

  • **Qi (pronounced "chee") is generally described as the vital or electrical force of life. 

  • **Meridians are the pathways that the Qi follows.