At Home "Acupuncture"
When you hear the word acupuncture you probably think of needles, and that can often be the deal breaker preventing people from seeking acupuncture treatment. However, there is another way to stimulate an acupuncture points using the art of Chinese medicine, without the invasiveness of needles. We offer an alternative acupuncture methods to treat a wide variety of ailments without the use of needles.
Below, the holistic professionals explain a few of the non-invasive acupuncture treatment options:
Acupressure: Rather than using a needle for stimulation, acupressure uses firm pressure with the hands, elbows or feet, to massage the specific acupoints. It uses the same principles as acupuncture to restore overall health and allow energy to flow throughout the body. accupuncture
Cold Laser Therapy: Another form of non-invasive procedures, cold laser therapy uses low-intensity laser beams to alleviate inflammation and pain. The tool can be utilized by itself to stimulate the acupuncture points and release the tight areas in the body. It’s a safe and painless treatment without any known adverse side effects and helps to treat tennis elbow, arthritis and muscle strains.
Tuina Massage: For a more therapeutic treatment, Tuina massage is a Chinese therapy, which uses rhythmic hand techniques along different energy channels of the body to bring a harmonious flow of positive energy back to the body. After the muscles and tendons are massaged, an acupressure technique is applied to stimulate the acupoints of the body and facilitate the healing process. This treatment is often used to help with sleep disorders, headaches, and stress.
DISCLAIMERAcupuncturists are trained, educated, licensed professionals. Although you can learn the history and basics of acupuncture at home, you'll need to get certification before you can practice the field. Never use needles on yourself or another person without completing your certification. If you experiment with pressing the acupoints on yourself and notice any intestinal or bodily distress, stop immediately.