We offer a number of services in Acupuncture and alternative health care. We will customize your treatment and focus on your needs. Click each item below to learn more.
The insertion and manipulation of needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes, to encourage the body to promote natural healing and improve functioning.
Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine, which has more than 4000 years of history.
Acupuncture’s strongest feature is it’s ability to treat chronic conditions for which conventional medicine has no treatment and no relief other than harsh chemicals with potentially unpleasant side effects. The foremost advantage of acupuncture is that it has no side effects. Acupuncture works quite differently than Allopathic or Homeopathic medicines and is more gentle and deep acting. It is not as painful as people imagine, patients usually feel a tingly, or heavy, distended sensation.
In the body there are channels of energy that run all over its surface, these are the meridians. They resemble rivers flowing through the body irrigating and nourishing the tissues and organs allowing a smooth flow of Qi and blood through out the body. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers creates a dam. The obstruction backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Any obstruction and blockages or deficiencies of energy, blood and Qi eventually lead to a disease.
Needling the acupuncture points can influence the meridians, unblocking the obstructions and re-establishing the regular flow of energy through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can help the body’s internal organs to correct the imbalance of digestion, absorption and energy producing activities and promote circulation of energy through the meridians.
Electro-Stimulation is the application of electrical currents to certain acupuncture points.
It is administered through probes placed on the acupuncture needles that run a current through the needles into the acupuncture point. E-stim is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to reduce pain or to enhance a treatment. This technique has been proven to decrease pain, accelerate tissue healing, and significantly reduce inflammation, edema, and swelling.
Cupping is a method of stimulating acupuncture points by applying suction using a metal, wooden or glass cup, creating a partial vacuum.
This technique stimulates the site by increasing blood circulation and assisting with muscle relaxation. Cupping is used for many conditions, such as muscle ache, sprain/strain, soft-tissue injuries, viral infection, or lung congestion.
Moxibustion is a technique that involves burning a plant called mugwort on acupuncture points.
Mugwort is a warm herb by nature and applying it to specific acupuncture points can help promote circulation and warm or nourish the point, thereby increasing its qi. Acupuncture and moxibustion are considered complimentary forms of treatment and are commonly used together. Moxibustion is used for conditions such as fatigue, cold limbs, frequent illness, and certain types of pain.
Many internal conditions benefit from the use of Chinese herbs in conjunction with acupuncture.
These herbal remedies are formulated based on your specific diagnosis and can often significantly speed up healing time. Single Chinese herbs have individual medicinal properties, but they assume different properties when combined with other herbs.
This is called an herb formula. Each formula is modified for the specific needs of the patient during a particular stage of illness. As the condition changes and improves, the herbal prescription will be modified until the desired health outcome is achieved. Compared to many Western pharmaceutical drugs, Chinese herbs are relatively inexpensive and safe to use with few, if any, side effects.
Sound healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace, well being and better health.
Sound tools entrain the brain to move into the deeper Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies. These are the frequencies that induce deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind and intuition. Sound is a type of energy medicine that creates the sacred space in which people can heal from stress disorders, pain, depression, the emotional roller coaster and more.
A non surgical treatment designed to correct the signs of aging with the insertion of acupuncture needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, legs and feet.
Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of qi in the body according to the individual clients needs.
The Chinese discovered ways to change the energy flow within the body to spark the healing process for rejuvenation of the face. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is often referred to as an Acupuncture facelift, but it is far more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a revitalization and rejuvenation process that helps the whole body look and feel younger.
The treatment series may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results noticeable after just a few treatments. Acupuncture improves local circulation of blood and lymph to the body and face by bringing nutrients to the skin, moisturizing and aiding in the removal of metabolic toxins. It has been shown to increase collagen production and aids in its dispersal, helping to firm the skin and fill in the wrinkles. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. It helps dermal contraction in the face and neck while also improving muscle tone, helping to firm jowls and minimize double chins. Bags and sagging skin around the eyes, face and neck can be significantly reduced and toned up over the rejuvenation treatment series, by improving fluid metabolism. Restoration of health facial color and tighten of the pores are additional benefits of the facial acupuncture and a full body treatment to treat one’s underlying health issues. Other likely results include: brightening of the eyes; improving hormonal balance to help with acne; reduction of stress evident in the face.
Acupuncture is a natural alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery, and can also be administered as post-operative care for patients who have already had cosmetic work done to the face. There is no risk of disfigurement with acupuncture treatments and no chemicals for the body to deal with.<
Anyone who is concerned with looking and feeling younger, and slowing down the aging process. The treatments are individually designed with specific points used according to how the individual is aging.
Improves metabolism, retards hair loss and hair graying, improves facial color, helps reduce drooping eye lids, aids in eliminating edema and puffiness anywhere in the body, decreases PMS symptoms, peri-menopause and menopause and other GYN issues, improves hyper and hypothyroidism, helps decongest sinuses, reduces jaw pain and toothache, relieves most headaches, normalizes bowel function, benefits eyes, ears, and brain, Reduces stress and promotes a sense of well-being, promotes restful sleep, relieves depression and improve one’s self-esteem.
Generally it consists of 12- 15 treatments given once or twice a week over a 6-8 week time period. The number of treatments required is totally dependent on the individual’s skin, age, health, diet, condition and lifestyle prior to the treatment. The effects become most noticeable and lasting around the seventh to ninth treatment, thought many people notice improvements much sooner, each person will respond differently.
Following the initial treatment series, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five or more years. It is recommended to supplement the program with facial self massage, facial Acutonics® treatments, herbal and nutritional supplements and a healthy diet.
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture; reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects included: the skin becoming more delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a rosier complexion, and overall rejuvenation-not confined to the face.
Facial Acupuncture cost much less than cosmetic surgery and is safe, virtually painless, and free of side effects of risk of disfigurement. There is no trauma from the treatment, unlike surgery that may require an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration. This is not a replacement for surgery because we cannot reshape the chin or nose, but more subtle the rejuvenation series takes years off one’s face naturally and safely with also improving your overall health.
Jane & John have been trained and certified in the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture system by Virginia Doran and Mary Elizabeth Wakefield.
Revelation Bowl / Relaxation Massage
The classic massage incorporates long fluid strokes of varying depth and pressure to enhance the body’s natural functioning. It improves muscle tone, circulation and joint flexibility.
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
A more intensive form of massage that releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on contracted areas. Due to the release of toxins, you may feel some discomfort and tenderness after your massage.
Heavens 11 Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy utilizes hot basalt stones to relieve stiffness and soreness. The heat and energy from the stones allow the therapist to work deeper on muscles for a truly relaxing experience.
Regular Route Reflexology
An ancient Chinese technique of pressure-point massage on the feet, to restore energy flow in the body. By using pressure on these points the therapist can help eliminate toxins, relax the entire body, and stimulate the healthy functioning of internal organs.
San Juan Shiatsu
Japanese bodywork utilizing direct pressure and assisted stretching techniques. Shiatsu stimulates lymphatic flow and circulation, awakening the immune system and hormonal system, releasing deep tensions from the muscles and releasing toxins from tissues throughout the body.
Telluride Tui Na
Oriental bodywork incorporating acupressure, hand techniques, and musculoskeletal and ligament manipulation. Tui Na promotes the harmonious flow of energy (Qi) through various parts of the body promoting the natural healing process.
Mayan Abdominal Massage
This traditional massage of the abdominal organs to allow blood, lymph, nerve impulses and life force energy to flow freely. It is especially useful for digestive issues, menstrual disorders, prostate issues and restrictive breathing due to solar plexus tension.