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What is Zero Balancing?

Gentle pressure is applied to specific joints in the body which release and redirect the flow of energy through the area.  In my practice, the areas most treated will be the legs and the occiput.

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What is Cupping?

Cups are applied to the body with the use of suction which pulls stagnation, heat or cold out of the body.  It can leave marks that are red, purple or black and it can take several days for the marks to dissipate. There are various types of cups, from glass to plastic to silicone.  Glass cups are heated to create suction.  Plastic cups use

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What is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is the use of a tool, often ceramic or metal, that is applied in a stroking manner against a lubricated part of the body such as the neck, back or limbs.  “Sha” is blood stasis at the surface level.  It arises as petechiae after the tool is applied. Petechiae are raised bumps which can be red, purple or

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What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion (moxa) is the burning of the herb mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) on certain acupuncture points to invigorate and warm vital substances, notably Qi and blood.  Moxa can be applied directly (on the skin) or indirectly (on a needle or held close to the skin).

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What can acupuncturists treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat:

Addiction Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Bronchitis Carpal tunnel syndrome Chronic fatigue Colitis Common cold Constipation Dental pain Depression Diarrhea Digestive Continue reading

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