Cupping: A technique used to increase circulation. Cupping reduces pain and tension and helps to detoxify the body. In traditional chinese medicine, we see pain as a sign that qi and blood is not circulating properly. There is stagnation in the tissue. Cupping moves that stagnation. As you may have seen, cupping can leave purple marks. These are not bruises and do not hurt. Some of the “gunk” is brought to the surface and will be flushed out of the body. It is done using glass cups and a little flame to create a suction. There is little to no discomfort. Patients report feeling relaxed after the cupping sessions.
Moxabustion “moxa”: Moxa warms the body and helps support immunity and provide pain relief. Moxa works by tonifying and moving Qi in the meridians. Patients report feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after receiving moxa.
Electro Acupuncture In many cases, electrodes will be placed on the acupuncture needles. The continued stimulus on the needle has a variety of uses: pain, flaccidity syndromes, paralysis due to stroke, and facial paralysis.
Nutritional and Lifestyle Consultation: We will consult with you about your diet and any changes that could benefit you. We will also discuss exercise, stress levels, meditation options and anything else we think might be beneficial to your health. After every initial consultation, patients are given a report of findings and care plan. Everyone also gets homeworks. These homeworks are essential to get the very best outcome. We get to the root of what is causing your dis-ease and we make the necessary changes so it does not re-occur.
Chinese Herbs: Chinese herbal therapies, like acupuncture, have been used for thousands of years. The herbs may be administered in raw form, pills, powders, or tinctures. Chinese herbs are safe and effective making sure to follow the instructions given by your acupuncturist. PBAM only uses the highest quality herbs that are free of additives and chemicals.
Tui Na: Tui Na is an ancient form of Chinese medical massage. It it based on the same meridian theory as acupuncture Acupressure is used to stimulate points increase the circulation of qi. Tui Ni primary focuses on joints. It can reduce inflammation, ease tension and pain, and reduce scar tissue. It is not uncommon for patients to see a 20-30% increase range of motion after treatment.