Acupuncture is only one of the many services provided by All Points Wellness Center. We are proud to provide a variety of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments to best serve the needs and goals of each client.
Designed to optimize the body’s natural balance and healing processes, TCM treatments ease physical pain, recenter and relax your mind, and allow your qi to flow freely.
Dating back to 1,550 BC, cupping is a practice that has withstood the test of time. In cupping, small cups (typically either made of glass or bamboo) are used. The practitioner heats the air inside the cup before placing it upside-down on the skin of the client. The cooling air creates a gentle vacuum, stimulating the skin and muscles. The cups will generally be left in place for a few minutes, and the practitioner may gently slide them over the skin to target different areas.
Cupping is frequently used in conjunction with acupuncture, but even on its own, cupping can help loosen muscles, encourage free blood flow, and relieve aches and pains. It’s a popular practice among Olympic athletes, and with good reason: it’s one of the best ways to provide deep-tissue therapy.
Used for over 5,000 years to balance the flow of qi through the body, a specialized form of massage therapy called tui na is frequently used to complement acupuncture treatment. Tui na utilizes rhythmic compression and pressure along the body’s natural meridians, encouraging balanced qi throughout and providing targeted pain relief. By removing blockages and correcting imbalances in the body’s pathways, massage therapy lays the groundwork for better physical and mental health by allowing the body to return to optimal function.
Gua sha treatment focuses on improving your circulation and promoting blood flow, but it has a host of other benefits, too. The basic principle of gua sha lies in the stimulation of the skin. The practitioner will gently scrape the skin on the face or body with a smooth stone tool in a specific stroke pattern, promoting microcirculation and helping to reduce inflammation.
Gua sha is painless and in addition to providing health benefits that you’ll be able to see and feel, many of our clients also say it’s an immensely relaxing experience.
Acupressure therapy utilizes the same acupuncture points that we target during acupuncture treatments, but with a notable exception: no needles whatsoever. We often recommend acupressure therapy for clients who may not be ready to make the jump to acupuncture, as it provides some of the same benefits of acupuncture. Acupressure is particularly useful in the treatment of headaches, menstrual cramps, muscle pain, and fatigue.
As you might have guessed from the name, auricular acupuncture is a sub-category of acupuncture that focuses exclusively on precise points on the ear. The ear is home to more than 200 acupuncture points, all of which correspond to areas, organs, and functions of the body.
Depending on your unique diagnosis, your acupuncturist will target specific acupuncture points to relieve pain, reduce stress or anxiety, and encourage desired behavioral changes like quitting smoking.
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When you visit All Points Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic, you’ll receive care designed to treat both your mind and your body, empowering you to live your healthiest, happiest life.
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