Private Acupuncture Treatments
These one hour treatments are performed in our private treatment room on a massage table. Private treatments allow for more one-on-one time with your acupuncturist. Many patients prefer this option for a variety of reasons:
- Desire for back treatments
- Pain conditions in areas that require disrobing
- Application of the TDP Mineral Lamp
- Preference for privacy
- Specialized treatment strategy for fertility issues
- Pediatric care
- Additional modalities such as Gua Sha, Cupping, Electric Stimulation, and Moxa if needed
- More time to discuss health goals and other interventions such as herbal prescriptions and diet and lifestyle modifications
TDP Mineral Lamp
The TDP Mineral Lamp features a plate coated with a formulation of 33 minerals for your body. The heated mineral plate emits deep-penetrating, far-infrared waves. This natural energy is identical to that generated by our own bodies, and is naturally absorbed into our tissues.
- Relieves Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Inflammation and Soft Tissue Injuries
- Relaxes Muscle and Improves Range Of Motion
Cupping is a traditional method of treatment which involves the placement of small glass or plastic cups over areas of the body using suction. The cups can either be left in place or gently moved across the skin. It can be thought of a sort of a reverse massage and is used to help increase circulation, and relieve congested, tight muscles. It also can be used for respiratory disorders.
Gua sha is a cutaneous scraping technique that helps to relieve pain and tight muscles. It is often performed on the upper back and neck to help relieve both acute and chronic tension and pain. It is also used to treat colds, flu and upper respiratory infections.
Moxibustion, or moxa treatment, is another highly effective therapy. It involves burning moxa (mugwort herb) near or on the skin. Like the ultra thin disposable needles used in acupuncture, moxa application is used to stimulate the acupuncture points in order to regulate the physiological activity of the body. It is designed to strengthen and stimulate the flow of blood and qi and is often used to warm the body, relieve pain, calm the nervous system and mind, expel colds, and as a general health tonic. It is also commonly used to help prepare a women for the birthing process and to help flip breech babies.
Electro-stimulation acupuncture is the application of a low voltage pulsating electric current to the acupuncture needles that have been inserted into the skin. A small electrode is attached to the needle and provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the acupuncture point and the local area. It is often used in sports medicine, especially in cases of injury and also for the treatment of neurological diseases, chronic or stubborn pain, spasms and paralysis.