Herbal medicine is a great alternative to pharmaceuticals. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is a powerful system that uses natural medicinals to treat many common complaints, illness, and diseases. Herbs come in many different forms but the most common and convenient methods are tablets or tinctures. Herbal recommendations are included with acupuncture appointments but 30 minute herbal consultations are available.
Patients usually request this! Cupping is a great way to untangle the knots in your shoulders and de-stress. Glass cups are applied to the surface of your skin with a mild suction in order to draw fresh oxygen-rich circulation into the achy and tired muscles below. Afterwards, you feel like you’ve had a deep tissue massage! Some discoloration may appear on the skin’s surface following this treatment. Cupping is often included during an acupuncture session. For those that wish for cupping therapy alone, 20 minute appointments are available.
Moxibustion is a warming treatment that involves burning an herb called mugwort. It is used to warm regions of the body and acupuncture points in order to stimulate circulation. Moxa is also well known for the ability to help turn a breech fetus (around 34 weeks gestation and in coordination with the Ob/Gyn only).