Acupuncture uses sterile, hair-thin (one-use) needles placed along various points on channels/meridians that run throughout the body. Each of these points have specific properties and when gently stimulated, they correct imbalances in the flow of energy.
Acupuncture activates the body’s own ability to heal itself and for this reason it can treat a wide range of conditions.
Cupping uses small glass cups which are suctioned onto the skin. The cups might be moved along an area of pain or kept in place.
Cupping therapy is also used to treat coughs, asthma, digestive disorders and allergies. Cupping may leave red marks which can remain several days.
The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. It is used to expel cold and has been shown to increase blood circulation to the pelvic area thus aiding in treating menstrual cramps.
Moxa is also used as a tool to rotate fetuses that are in a breech position. A landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998, found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion.
AIT is effective for the resolution of acute and chronic pain in the body, particularly the shoulder, back, knee, and neck areas.
AIT techniques are also used in weight loss protocols, Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments, and in B-12 injections. Like acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points or trigger points just under the skin or into muscles.
Herbs work within the body to strengthen weaknesses, and clear excess pathogenic influences that contribute to disease.
The use of herbs can accelerate the body’s return to balance by aiding in areas of digestion, blood-flow, immune system and hormone production.
Only herbs of the highest quality, that have undergone numerous quality control measures are prescribed.
Using the Mei Zen protocol (ten sessions over five weeks), the treatments can create long lasting results with occasional follow-up sessions.
In addition, each Mei Zen treatment includes a full acupuncture balance treatment as beauty starts from the inside out.