Acupuncture / Cupping
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been utilized to successfully treat a variety of health conditions for thousands of years. Acupuncture can be used to direct the body’s flow life force energy (QI) which can become congested, stagnant or deficient in organ systems channels (meridians) or specific areas of the body. This can lead to a variety of symptoms and health issues including; pain, acute illnesses like cold and flu, insomnia, hot flashes, frequent urination, migraines, digestive disturbances and just about anything that you can think of.
Each organ has correlations to a certain time of the day, emotions, tastes, senses and parts of the body. A dysfunction of energy flow from the meridian associated with one organ system to the next can result in disharmony of the organs and the related parts of the body, senses, tastes and emotions. An example of this is someone that has liver congestion; some common findings would be consistently waking up during the night between 1-3 AM, craving for sour foods, easily tends toward anger, has vision problems such as blurry vision or red, itchy, burning eyes and flank pain.
Many people are now familiar with how cupping can help with muscle pain and rehabilitation thanks to Michael Phelps’ display of his cupping marks in the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is a very relaxing treatment that is useful for moving blood and lymph, improving the flow of Qi, detoxification, muscle and nerve pain, increase relaxation and is especially useful with respiratory conditions.
A gentle, hands-on therapy, primarily at the head, therapy for relieving physical and mental/emotional tensions deep in the body. This allows the body to correct itself through optimal flow of cerebral spinal fluid, lymphatic flow, and thus supporting physical realignment and organ functioning. This can help relieve pain, stress, organ system dysfunctions, and improve whole-body health and performance. CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, such as chronic pain and injuries to vascular and neurological impairments.
Gemstone therapy can be used in the place of acupuncture (no-needles) for pain, relaxation, facials/anti-aging treatments, and much more! Various gemstones, all containing different properties, are utilized to assist your auras in balancing, uplifting well-being, uplifting mood, and noticeably bringing about a healthy glow.
Hydrotherapy is a great and relaxing way to increase your vitality and resilience. It employs the use of hot and cold towels to increase immune function, assist with detoxification, improve circulation and lymphatic flow, improve metabolism, tone tissues, relieve pain and more! It also improves parasympathetic tone to decrease stress, improve digestion and support relaxation of the entire body and nervous system.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
We inherently know that thoughts can cause a physiologic response. We have all heard the term stress headache. Just visualize for a moment that you are taking a bite of a big, juicy lemon. What happened? If you are like most people, your mouth is watering right now. You are responding to the memory of a lemon leading to a physiological response. This is similar to a stress response that is triggered from unresolved memories.
We have two types of stress responses, either acute or chronic. Acute is when you feel that you are in immediate danger. Chronic stress effects the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands leading to the release of cortisol and physiologic side effects in the body. Events, smells, sounds and feelings that we experience today can subconsciously remind us of past traumatic events, which can lead to chronic stress resulting in symptoms. With NET these stressors can be found and eliminated so that we no longer react to the stimulus in the same way. This is a simple quick tool that can be used not only to treat emotions that we are aware of, but past emotions we are unaware that we are still responding to, as well as pain that is related to past emotional stress.