LU'S ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBAL CLINIC - Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Cupping
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians), used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions
The fine needles have a conical tip, which parts the skin and muscle as it glides into the acupuncture point, resulting in little to no discomfort when the needle is inserted. When Qi (energy or life force) is drawn to the needle, the patient may feel a temporary dull ache which is a good indicator that the point is active.
Our stainless-steel acupuncture needles are single-use and sterile so will not break or cause infection.
We also offer new and innovative pain-free Laser Acupuncture Treatment for clients who prefer a needle-free treatment.
During moxibustion, a small bundle of herbs are burnt either on the end of an acupuncture needle or over the skin of an acupuncture point. It can be used to bring warmth into the channel to remove cold blockages that can lead to certain health conditions.
Moxa is used to strengthen the function of a point and is commonly used in areas that are deficient or blocked, which left untreated can lead to conditions such as chronic back pain or prolonged digestive weakness.
Cupping involves attaching jars to the body's surface, causing local congestion through negative pressure created by introducing heat.
This process is used to remove toxins and old blood from sore muscles. It invigorates Qi and blood flow to help reduce muscular aches and pains.
Although skin may appear bruised at cupping sites due to toxins being expelled from the surface, there is no discomfort and marks often disappear after a few days.
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