The Chinese Medicine and acupuncture treatments at Wellspring Center for Health & Healing help your body from ailments and discomfort.
The history of acupuncture dates back to 3000 years. It is a technique, which takes its strength from ancient Chinese medicine. The procedure involves inserting fine needles at the specific areas, which offer relief from various ailments and discomforts.
Here at Wellspring, we offer a range of acupuncture therapies, which proves to be effective while treating various types of health conditions.
How it works
This is a treatment where thin needles are inserted into the skin of a patient. The depth and number of needles depend on the type of procedure and condition of ailment. This is an act of balancing the energy (Qi), which flows through the body. The unobstructed flow of this energy relates to the wellness of an individual.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a way to boost energy (Qi) and cure various illnesses. It has proved to provide relief in various health conditions including pain, irregular blood pressure, whooping cough, and more. Researchers have found that acupuncture may serve as a viable way to relieve various types of pains and health issues. Some of them include:
- Low back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
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Different Techniques of Acupuncture
Japanese Style Acupuncture
The principle behind the Japanese style of acupuncture relies on the idea of meridians. It is identical to the meridian system followed by the Chinese. However, the basic difference between these two techniques relates to the needles. Generally, the needles used by the Japanese practitioners are finer than the needles used by the Chinese.
This means that these needles offer more gentle and superficial stimulation. Usually, the patient doesn’t feel a strong sensation of numbness, distention or heaviness. The diagnostic techniques utilized by the Japanese acupuncturists are similar to those followed by the Chinese.
Apart from helping us to hear the sound, our ear can also serve as a perfect site for acupuncture. This is so, as the ear contains 300 points, which are capable of corresponding to almost every area of our bodies.
According to some acupuncturist, our ear can serve as the manner in which we can treat various ailments by implementing the acupuncture technique. In fact, ear acupuncture has proved to be effective while dealing with different types of addiction, including nicotine, food, and alcohol.
Additional Methods and Techniques
Apart from traditional acupuncture therapy, practitioners also use some additional methods to enhance the efficiency of acupuncture treatment. Some of these include:
Tuina (“twee-nah”): It is a type of deep-tissue massage, which helps to ease muscle tensions after acupuncture sessions.
Gua Sha (“gwa-shah”): It helps to release muscle tension and works perfectly to relieve shoulder and neck pain.
Cupping: It is a technique which stimulates blood flow and improves healing.
Moxibustion: By using a product known as moxa, practitioners try to speed up healing. The overall therapy is quite relaxing and helps to increase blood circulation.