Alternative Holistic Treatments
Holistic treatments offer a unique approach to healing you outside the realm of conventional medicine. These practices can be very diverse including treatments such as acupuncture, cupping and gua sha. At Jac Acupuncture, we educated our clients on the various treatments and aid them in selecting one based on their individual problems, such as pain relief, respiratory problems and depression.
Cupping therapy is a holistic medical treatment that relies upon creating a local suction to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. This suction is created by using a pump to remove air from cup to create a vacuum, enabling the cup to suck the skin, pulling in soft tissue, and drawing blood to that area.
At Jac Acupuncture, we typically use this treatment for upper respiratory infections,such as bronchitis, colds and pneumonia. However, it can also be used for pain relief and we will work with you to determine the best options for you.
Gua Sha Treatment
Gua Sha involves repeated pressured stokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge. The smooth edge is placed against the pre-oiled skin surface, pressed down firmly, and then moved down the muscles along the pathway of the acupuncture meridians, across the surface of the skin.
We use gua sha for muscle pain, mainly to upper back, neck and shoulders. This has also been known to help with headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain.
If you have any questions on these treatments, do not hesitate to contact us at Jac Acupuncture, or contact us to set up a consultation to learn more!