Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. The central nervous system is said to be stimulated by acupuncture needles. Chemicals are then released into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain as a result. These metabolic alterations may activate the body’s inherent capacity for healing and foster both physical and psychological wellbeing.
After a single session, you’ll start to see changes to your body, mind and energy levels. Acupuncture is commonly used for Pain Management, Sport Injuries, ICBC recovery, Women’s health, Mental Health, and Facial rejuvenation.
Electro-acupuncture delivers electrical impulses to the acupuncture needles. This stimulates the tissues, increases blood circulation, reduces inflammation and enhances treatment results. Muscle contractions can be induced by specific needles location and specific settings on the machine. Depending on the setting used, it can also strengthen the weak muscles or relax the contracted muscles.
In particular, Electro-acupuncture is very effective for neurological complaints, chronic pain, muscle weakness and injuries. Electro-acupuncture is highly safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. Electro-acupuncture, however, might result in internal damage or even electric shock if it isn’t done properly.
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese therapy that’s based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and a poor energy flow through your body. Cupping is a safe, traditional remedy that relieves pain and tightness in the muscles more quickly than massage therapy alone. To fix or prevent those health issues, practitioners apply cups—typically glass or silicone—to your skin to create a pressure that sucks your skin inward.
Generally, cupping is used to get rid of musculoskeletal pain and to treat chronic pain—back pain and headaches, in particular.
Facial acupuncture is a full constitutional treatment that views the face as an extension of the meridians of the body, nerves and muscles, which flow from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head.
This aesthetic procedure is a development of conventional acupuncture. It is thought to contribute naturally to the appearance of younger, smoother, and overall healthier skin. Additionally, unlike injection techniques, facialacupuncture targets both the general health of the skin and indications of aging.
When the face is needled, blood flow and Qi (energy) carries nutrients to the cells; the body interprets the insertion of the needle as a “positive” injury (Microtrauma), which in turn, through stimulation of fibroblast, can increase collagen output. Facial acupuncture is said to be a safer option than Botox or surgery.