Acupuncture is a form of healthcare which utilizes a holistic approach to treatment. During the initial intake, a comprehensive intake will occur, and every aspect of the mind and body will be assessed. Dana will then create an individualized treatment plan. Using traditional Chinese diagnoses, she will insert sterile, flexible, thin needles along your body’s channels to increase blood flow and healing. Ultimately, altering physiological functions to create an internal homeostatic balance. Your initial session will last 90 minutes, and follow-up visits are 60 minutes.
Initial intake is around 30 minutes. We will combine herbs to create a customized formula to bring your body back into a more balanced state. The formulas are available in multiple forms — tea, capsules, granules, and tinctures. The herbs are derived from food and plants that grow all around us. The herbal formulas are intended for daily consumption. The change in symptomology of disease or disease itself varies with each patient.
Cupping became popular when American swimmer Michael Phelps showed it to the world during the 2016 Rio Olympics. During cupping, glass or plastic cups are placed on the body via suction. The resulting vacuum pulls skin and muscle tissue, breaking the capillaries at the surface of the skin. This increases blood flow and oxygen to the affected area. This mitigates muscle and joint pain. Cupping produces circular “bruise” marks but is usually painless. The marks fade within a week.
Moxa (or Moxibustion)
Moxa is used to enhance Acupuncture therapy by burning dried mugwort (moxa) on specific needles. This warms the body and enhances the Acupuncture point functions.Moxa stimulates the immune system and is an effective treatment for respiratory distress, digestive issues, and even menstrual cramps.
(Pronounced “twee naw”) literally means “pinch and pull.” Tui Na covers a wide range of traditional Chinese therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques. This type of massage is not generally used for pleasure. It’s used in conjunction with other techniques to address specific patterns of disharmony.
Sometimes known as coining, spooning or scraping, is another healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Gua sha is an instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body. This brings blood to just below the skin’s surface, creating an anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting response