Acupuncture is evidence-based medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. By placing hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to trigger responses in the body’s nervous, musculoskeletal, circulatory, immune and endocrine systems, acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms and illnesses. In recent years, as more clinical research has been compiled and reviewed, the American College of Physicians has issued the recommendation to use acupuncture for acute and chronic low back pain before undergoing invasive testing, surgery or using over-the-counter or prescription medication.
When used, Mugwort (Ai Ye), produces heat and infrared radiation. When burned over certain acupuncture points, Mugwort can help combat fatigue, ease the pain of arthritic joints, and regulate some women’s health issues. With a little training, it can be used at home for self-care.
Using a flame, a vacuum is created inside a glass cup and placed over tense muscles and areas of pain. The vacuum lifts the tissues and circulates fresh blood and oxygen through the area while breaking up adhesions in fascia and connective tissue. Cupping works wonders for athletes who overwork their body’s and is an effective treatment for many types of muscular spasm, pain and tension.
Medicinal herbs have been used for millennia for a wide variety of health issues. Taken internally or applied topically, herbs are an effective treatment, with minimal side effects, for seasonal allergies, sinus or upper respiratory infections, digestive disorders, irregular menstruation/pms, urinary tract infections, muscle spasms, high cholesterol, anxiety, insomnia, dermatological issues, edema, and more. We also carry many over-the-counter locally made salves and herbal products, CBD Clinic topical salves, foot soaks and essential oils. Herbs can be taken as pills, teas, powders, or external applications.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” -Hippocrates.
A balanced, healthy diet is one of the key components to health. We can show you not only which foods to avoid to improve your symptoms, but which foods to incorporate into your diet to help you maintain health.