Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific points on the body along energy pathways (meridians) to balance the flow of energy (qi). Here at Energetic Therapeutics, we use ultra-fine needles to ensure a comfortable and nurturing experience. Acupuncture needles are NOT like hypodermic needles and feel nothing like a shot or injection. They are virtually painless, and there may be a sensation of slight tingling or warmth in different areas of the body upon insertion. This means the qi has been activated, and is a positive sign of qi movement through the meridians.
Acupuncture works with the body, strengthening and balancing energy. It improves circulation and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely. Those who receive acupuncture often not only heal physically, but experience new and profound states of peace, clarity and harmony which often has lasting positive impact on quality of life and general well being.
Clients are often surprised at the depth of relaxation and the healing which results from the effective balancing of energy. You will likely look forward to receiving the many benefits received from acupuncture treatments.
Also known as Ear Acupuncture. The external ear contains many acupuncture points corresponding to almost every part of the body. Similar to hand or foot reflexology, many conditions, symptoms and diseases can be treated through auricular acupuncture. In auricular acupuncture, the acupuncturist inserts short needles into the external portion of the ear. Sometimes small seeds are applied to the ear acupuncture point to stimulate the area indicated. Conditions which can especially benefit from auricular acupuncture include smoking cessation, drug detoxification, weight loss and hypertension.
A moxa stick is a tightly rolled stick of the herb Mugwort, (Folium Artemisiae Argyi) or Ai Ye in Chinese. It is burned and held near the acupuncture points. Moxa is used to warm and penetrate the meridians and acupuncture points and enhance the effect of the acupuncture treatment. Moxibustion is very safe and effective, and feels very pleasant. Moxibustion can be helpful in treating conditions of internal cold, chronic pain and in many other circumstances.
Cupping is a technique that is said by the ancients to suck out the “evil qi”. A vacuum is created within the cup and placed on the body (usually the back). Round glass cups created specifically for this purpose are used. This technique can sometimes leave marks on the body as the capillaries near the surface of the skin are affected. These disappear within two to three days. This procedure is useful for moving the qi and blood in the body, and is used in many conditions where the qi or blood is stagnant (e.g. pain), or if the body is under exterior attack (e.g. viral cold or flu).
This is electrical stimulation of the acupuncture points by connecting very low levels of electricity to the needles, which are used as a transmitter or conductor. Electrical stimulation through the needles opens energy pathways throughout the body. It is a very safe, effective and comfortable treatment for many conditions, especially chronic pain.