Microcurrent treatment sends small, unnoticeable electrical signals through acupuncture channels to stimulate the flow of energy. Different frequencies are used for conditions such as inflammation, tissue repair, resolution of scar tissue, etc.
We use low-level laser to stimulate the movement of energy in the acupuncture channel via acupuncture points to help regenerate cells, decrease pain, reduce inflammation and improve circulation. Laser acupuncture is especially helpful to treat children and adults with a needle phobia. We also use laser for scar tissue blockages caused by adhesions.
Other techniques non-needle acupuncture therapy techniques include:
Shoni Shin is a Japanese style of acupuncture channel therapy that involves using small tools to stimulate energy flow in the channel. This painless technique is commonly used on children.
Gua Sha a skin scraping technique that stimulates blood flow at the surface of the skin to activate acupuncture channels. Gua Sha is often used to treat muscular pain, to boost the immune function and to reduce inflammatory symptoms in chronic illness.
Cupping therapy is a form of treatment in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. It promotes healing and blood flow in superficial muscles. As the skin rises within the cup, redness appears on the skin. The redness is considered to be “old stagnant blood” from deep in the musculature. Pulling old blood to the surface allows for new blood to circulate and heal the wounded area.
Trigger Point Therapy involves using pressure to relieve tender muscle, nodules and fibrous tissue in the body. Trigger points are most often associated with acupuncture points and are not always in the same location of pain. For example, a trigger point on the foot may relieve a headache or nausea.