Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners help your energy flow re-balance.
Traditional acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain, overall wellness, and stress management.
The suction created from cupping causes blood vessels to expand resulting in a fresh flow of blood through the affected area. This allows more oxygen and nutrients to pass through the area which improves the healing of injuries and illness and promotes relaxation. On top of that, the increased blood flow can help flush out toxins and other blockages that may hinder healing or cause pain or stress.
Electro acupuncture is a form of acupuncture and is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Acupuncture involves the use of thin needles to stimulate specific pressure points of the body to resolve stagnation and promote body’s self healing function.
In standard acupuncture, one needle is used at each treatment point. Electro acupuncture uses two needles. A mild electric current is passed between these two needles during treatment. This current generally applies more stimulation to acupuncture points than hand manipulation techniques that acupuncturist might use. It is an effective technique used for treating pain and other conditions.
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Acupressure therapeutic massage (Tui Na)
Tui Na massage can be done as a stronger deep-tissue massage or a more gentle, energetic treatment. Similar to acupuncture, Tui Na massage uses the same energetic meridians and acupoints to balance the qi and blood in your body, leading to better health. Qi that’s flowing incorrectly can cause blockages, such as poor blood circulation in the affected area.