By: Essence Acupuncture & Wellness  13-02-2015
Keywords: acupuncture health wellness

The modalities offered at Essence Acupuncture Clinic & Wellness have one thing in common: to improve the flow of qi/blood in the body. Health issues arise when there is a blockage in the flow of life force. Acupuncture In order to open up blockages or stagnation, acupuncture needles are inserted at specific points on the energy meridians of the body, facilitating the smooth flow of qi/blood. Needles are generally inserted on the limbs, the back, or abdomen. Points are found through palpation of the surface of the body and a needle is then inserted. Shiatsu acupressure Shiatsu is a form of bodywork, which applies sustained pressure on acupuncture points all around the body using thumb, knuckle or elbow. This form of manipulation balances energetic deficiencies and blockages in order to create balance in the body. Shiatsu is done without the use of oils and with the client wearing comfortable clothing. Moxibustion The burning of the dried form of the herb Mugwort either directly on the skin, or on a needle head,or indirectly over an acupuncture point. The heat generated from the burning moxa stimulates the flow of qi and facilitates opening of stagnation, thus enhancing the life force. Cupping An ancient folk remedy used all around the world using wooden or glass cups suctioned on to the surface of the body. The induced suction encourages flow of qi/blood in order to break up stagnation. Auricular medicine This is a therapy that uses the ear for diagnosis and treatment. Acupuncture needles or small reflexology plasters are applied to points on the ear corresponding to the area of the body that requires treatment. Auricular medicine is especially beneficial in the field of detox, substance dependency and addiction as an adjunct treatment. Food therapy Used alone or with other modalities, food therapy improves wellbeing and enhances vitality. Simple principles of Chinese and Ayurvedic dietary therapies combined with modern nutritional guidelines are tailored to meet the individual's constitutional needs and health challenges. Pediatric treatments Infants and children alike benefit from acupressure and acupuncture. Needles are only used if the child is comfortable, otherwise a combination of acupressure and energy holds are utilized . Treatments are generally shorter ranging from a half hour to forty five minutes.

Keywords: acupuncture health wellness

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