Acupuncture is the most common method of treatment in Chinese Medicine, and is quickly gaining popularity in the West. Acupuncture uses very thin hairlike needles to gently stimulate the body. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce stress hormones, strengthen the immune system, and reduce pain. In our clinic we use the Balance Method, or distal acupuncture. This means using points that are away from the center of the body. This style of treatment is very different than the typical style of acupuncture found in the United States. Balance Method Acupuncture treatments are painless, relaxing, and very effective.
Manual stimulation of Acupuncture points and meridians. In most cases, acupressure is like massage therapy in that it feels good and is relaxing. However, Acupressure is therapeutic in a different way than massage therapy because it uses Chinese Medical principles to govern the treatment.
Acupressure is great for: Young children, Headaches, Back pain and digestive symptoms
Chinese Herbal Therapy
Chinese Herbology is a very well developed science, and a particular interest of mine. Many people use just herbs in their practice. Statistically, Chinese herbs are significantly safer than prescription drugs. At Orlando Acupuncture we use American made products (usually pills) that are double tested for potency and purity. Herbs are also available in liquid, and powder forms. For skin conditions herbs are prepared as topical ointments. All of our herbal products are available to the public at our Winter Park location. For more about Chinese Herbs look at our Herbs page.
Conditions helped by herbs: Allergies, Asthma, ADD/ADHD, Hot Flashes, Hypertension, Digestive symptoms, Insomnia, Psoriasis, to name a few.
Closely related to herbal therapy. Herbs are often different parts of the same plants that we eat for food. So foods work like herbs, but are less potent. We often help our patients make easy changes to their diets that improve their symptoms and increase their energy. For more information about Nutrition click here.
Symptoms treated: same as for herbs, but more mild.
The application of glass cups to the body. Usually done on the back. This is another way of stimulating acupuncture points. Suction is achieved by using a flame to generate a vacuum inside the glass cup. Cupping is very good for cleaning out toxins and releasing very tight muscles.
Symptoms treated: Bronchitis, Fibromyalgia, Shoulder Pain
The application of therapeutic heat to the body. Traditionally Moxa therapy is done by burning herbs, specifically, Mugwort, either on the skin, over the skin or on acupuncture needles. In our office we use a special infrared heat lamp along with topical herbs to achieve safe and effective clinical results.
Symptoms treated: stiff neck, back pain, tendonitis, etc.