At the office in the Nasby building downtown Northfield you can get cupping, acupuncture, moxibustion, tuina and herbal therapies.
Acupuncture is the insertion of single use sterile needles into the skin at precise points to cause a stimulus for the body to begin the healing response.
Acupuncture has many benefits, including stress reduction and pain relief; however, psychologically, acupuncture is also reported to increase the levels of various chemicals in the central nervous system – enkephalin, epinephrine, endorphin, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned on or very near the surface of the skin.
The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Specific health benefits of moxibustion can include: Stimulating circulation and improving the flow of qi.
Expelling cold and dampness from the body (“warming the meridians”) to relieve back pain and pain from arthritis and menstrual cramping.
Cupping therapy, like acupuncture, is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on the skin for a short amount of time to create suction. This treatment is used for multiple reasons, including to reduce pain and inflammation, improve blood flow, relaxation and well-being. Often used following sports injuries or to treat over worked muscles by reducing lactic acid build up.