Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of hair-thin sterile needles into specific areas and points of the body. Disease occurs when inflammation arises, blood circulation is sluggish, and when cellular communication is weak or faulty. Acupuncture allows the body to restore balance by essentially signaling to the nervous system to “put special attention on specific areas” that are not functioning properly. It’s giving the push the body needs to heal itself as our bodies are meant to do.
Electro-acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles. This form of acupuncture creates a stronger effect than traditional acupuncture. It has been shown to induce the release of endogenous opiates, repair nerve dysfunction, stimulate motor nerves and produce muscle contractions. This is often used with stubborn pain conditions, paralysis, infections, incontinence and withdrawal symptoms.
Herbal medicine is a powerful therapy that combines different plants, seeds, minerals, berries, flowers, roots, stems, leaves, and bark for medicinal purposes. It can come in the form of concentrated pills, granulated powder or raw herbs which have to be cooked and turned into a tea. This therapy can be used on it’s own or with acupuncture and other modalities. Because of vast amount of herb combinations out there, herbal medicine can address many different problems at once.