Acupuncture FAQ

Treatment Method



Jade Stones

Jade Stone Massage incorporates heated and cooled Jade Stones that are placed on the body and/or used for massage. These stones have been cut to various shapes and sizes and then polished providing a very smooth and silky feeling on the skin. Traditionally, Jade has been used to attract love and bring money into your life. Jade is a protective stone believed to heal stressed organs and discharge toxins. It slows the aging process and strengthens the body's natural defences. The soothing green color of Jade also helps the body to self-heal.


Benefits of Jade Massage

  • Releases toxins and increases overall health
  • Prevents chronic illness
  • Decreases high blood pressure
  • Regulates female functions
  • Strengthens blood vessels and smoothes wrinkles



Jade Stone Back Massage (Acupressure)

Jade Stone Back Massage uses natural and sacred jade stones to melt away tension, detoxify and relax the entire body and boost your energy. A back has one of the most important internal organs' Back-Shu points. The jade stones stimulate these points to increase circulation and metabolism and finally prevent and treat diseases. This jade stone back massage will provide you with feelings of freshness and healing that you have never experienced before with any other kinds of massage.




Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the time tested therapy that has been practiced in the Far East for thousands of years. The philosophy behind the treatment is that energy lines or meridians circulate around the body. These meridians contain our energy flow or "Qi". It is when this qi is impaired through the body that imbalance and illness occurs. With the insertion of fine needles at various points on the meridian, the energy can be moved or redirected to where it is needed most. In this way the body's balance can be restored and the illness resolved.

In the Western view, acupuncture likely works by stimulating the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones. These chemicals dull pain, boost the immune system and regulate various body functions.




Acupressure Massage - Tui Na

Tui Na uses rhythmic compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints. Tui Na directly affects the flow of energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points.





Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.