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Acupuncture is the ancient Asian practice of balancing meridians that run through the body. It can reduce pain and inflammation and generate a sense of well-being within the body. Together with Herbal Medicine, it can treat a number of symptoms including headaches, sciatica, joint pain, muscle tension and irregular menses.
The Wellness Point offers a variety of modalities within each treatment, individualized for each patient. Licensed Acupuncturist, Kelly O'Connor earned her Doctorate of Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. She learned numerous types of Acupuncture theories from some of the most renowned Acupuncturists in the world. She is able to think outside of the box while treating patients, relying on a mixture of new research and ancient theory.
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
- Lao Tzu
Acupuncture is the art of inserting very thin, sterile needles into specific points within the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating the nerves to activate the neurohormonal pathway, to signal the brain to release endorphins and other hormones via the pituitary gland.
FACIAL REJUVENATION & MICRONEEDLING
Facial Rejuvenation is a non invasive alternative to surgery in an effort to look and feel younger. Facial acupuncture can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can increase circulation and collagen production as well as firming skin and improving muscle tone. Microneedling can increase serum absorption by 3000%. It may seem more expensive up front, but only takes 2-4 treatments to notice results.
Cupping is a suctioning therapy to enhance circulation, almost like a reverse massage. It can be used to enhance the flow of Qi and release muscle tension. Cupping uses a variety of cups and methods including flash cupping and sliding cups.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese Herbal Medicine uses hundreds of herbs, some as common as mint and sesame seeds to help balance the organs in the body and relieve symptoms. There are a variety of patent formulas, and each can be customized to meet the needs of the patient. Most herbal products are available in pills, granules or tincture forms.
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Moxibustion is a common type of heat therapy used in Chinese Medicine. It uses dried mugwort, in stick or grain form to guide heat into acupuncture points or along a channel to invigorate and warm the Qi.
DIET & NUTRITION
Everything you eat is either fighting disease or feeding it. By looking at food as a vital part of our overall treatment plan, we have the opportunity to rid the body of inflammation and increase the feeling of well being. Nutrition plans should be individualized to treat each person.
Tui Na is a traditional type of massage to increase blood flow and mobility of the muscles. It has also been proven effective in reduction of pain and treatment of depression.
Gua sha is a scraping technique used along muscles and joints to help break down scar tissue to improve movement in joints. Using a Gua Sha tool allows the practitioner to apply greater pressure in a defined area to promote movement of blood or Qi stagnation, to relieve discomfort and pain.