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ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE

This ancient art of healing involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Points are selected based on a combination of meridian theory based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and myofascial trigger or motor points as defined by western medicine.  Acupuncture promotes circulation in the body to restore proper function.  Acupuncture treatment sessions may also include heat therapy, mild electro-stimulation, cupping, and bodywork.

CUPPING

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Cupping is a type of therapy that uses small glass or plastic cups which are suctioned onto the skin.  The cups might be moved along an area of pain or kept in one place. This therapy is used to eliminate toxins, improve circulation, and relax the muscles. It is used to release muscle tension, as well as treating a cough, asthma, digestive disorders and allergies.  The cups may leave slight red marks that will dissipate in 2-5 days.

TUI NA

Tui Na, literally “pushing-grasping,” is the name commonly used to refer to Chinese medical massage. It differentiates medical massage from other Asian massage methods such as “An Mo” or “Shiatsu.” Properly employed the theories and techniques of Tui Na are extremely effective at treating a wide variety of problems, including structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries, as well as internal diseases.

MASSAGE THERAPY

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Massage therapy helps you relax, re-align and rejuvenate.  Some benefits of Massage Therapy include relieving stress, improve circulation, helps manage pain, and more.  Whether you are looking for relaxation or a therapeutic massage there is a massage for you.  Massages offered are:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pre-Natal Massage
  • Reflexology

To schedule an appointment for Massage Therapy, please contact:

Michele Fitzgibbons, LMT

917-578-5712

michelefitz_lmt@yahoo.com

AURICULAR THERAPY

Auricular therapy involves the insertion of needles into acupuncture points in the ear that relate to specific parts of the body. Through specific points on the outer ear, the entire body can be treated. There are as many as two hundred auricular (ear) acupuncture points, each named generally after areas of our anatomy, i.e. knees, hips, shoulders, liver, heart etc. Each auricular point, when stimulated, triggers electrical impulses, via the brain, to the specific area of the body that is being treated. Most acute and chronic complaints can be treated effectively and simply with Auricular Therapy. It is widely used for smoking cessation and weight loss therapy.

GUA SHA

Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves stimulation of the surface of the skin with a round-edged instrument. Gua means to rub or friction. Sha is the term used to describe congestion of blood at the surface of the body.  The scraping of the skin results in the appearance of reddish/purple petechiae, breakage of the sub-dermal blood vessels.  The sha may last 2 – 5 days. The color and rate of fading are both diagnostic and prognostic indicators.  Gua Sha removes blood stagnation, which can cause pain in the body by disallowing healthy circulation of the blood through the tissues. Immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever/chills, cough, nausea, etc. is commonly experienced.

Guasha can be used for many different types of disorders including acute upper respiratory problems such as cold/flu-like symptoms, chronic aches and pains, digestive disorders, and may be helpful in alleviating symptoms of multi-systemic disorders such as sleep apnea and headaches. After receiving Gua Sha, please keep the area covered, avoiding exposure to wind, sun or sudden change in temperature until the marks have faded. Stretching is recommended but not a heavy workout on the day of treatment.