Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion and stimulation of thin, sterile needles into “points” in the subcutaneous and muscle tissue to achieve certain desired outcomes which may include enhancing the immune system, relieving of pain, decreasing the recovery time of injuries, and/or relaxing the sympathetic nervous system. It’s early beginnings extend over 3,000 years to ancient China to a medical system and theory based in the Tao, a philosophy of balance and harmony.

Sports Medicine Acupuncture®

SMAc combines Western sports therapy postural assessments and muscle balancing testing with the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine to differentiate and treat many muscular skeletal injuries and pain conditions.

Cupping

Cupping is a very old-school, simple method of treatment that uses the negative pressure of glass jars plus heat to enable the body to remove exanimate blood, white blood cells, and other inflammatory responses that have become stagnant in deep tissue causing pain, soreness, and preventing healing.

Moxibustion

Otherwise known as “moxa” is a form of heat therapy that uses the Chinese herb, Artemisia Argyi, or “mugwort”, which is applied to certain acupuncture points to treat and prevent diseases. Clinically, it is an excellent tool for enhancing the immune system, warming muscles, and relieving pain.

Guasha

Also known as “scraping”, and “coining”, is a therapeutic technique that uses a smooth-edged instrument on lubricated skin that serves to release toxins and promote healing of injured tissue. “Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc., and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.” -Arya Nielsen

Tuina Chinese Medical Massage

Tui na is a manipulative hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.

Electric Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. EMS has the potential to serve as: a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients.

External Liniments

The special sauce of TCM, used mainly for therapeutic effects to relieve pain and decrease the recovery time of injured muscle and skeletal tissue.