Knoxville Acupuncture Services
To prompt the healing process, one or more of the following Taditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) strategies are employed during the acupuncture session. We are very pleased to confidentially discuss any treatment with you in detail prior to your attendance or commencing therapy sessions.
The insertion of sterile, very fine, single-use needles positioned in specific acupuncture points to assist in rebalancing bio-mechanical and organ divergences. Acupuncture being the most well known of the traditional Chinese medicines has become popular for improving health where other more modern medicine has failed.
The use of glass or plastic cups to create a vacuum on the patient's skin to increase circulation and assist in the release of lactic acid that is deep rooted. Cupping is most often used on the neck, back and shoulders of the patient and common for treating respiratory diseases.
Use of a common herb called "mugwort" an aromatic plant to promote and accelerate the healing process by warming acupuncture points. Moxibustion a traditional Chinese medicine is often used to treat cold like symptoms among other ailments.
A herbal formula of from 5 to 15 herbs that are modeled and prepared individually for each patient health requirements. Herbal therapy can benefit a wide range of conditions common in today’s society.
The application of ancient massaging techniques to localized to troubled areas, to activate channel and organ systems to facilitate healing. Tuina is often used in conjunction with other natural therapies such as acupuncture and cupping.
The use of a jade or porcelain tool to rub the skin to promote the circulation of blood. Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment helps release unhealthy elements from injured areas.
Diagnosing imbalances in the body and then recommending specific foods a person should eat plenty of, which foods to intake moderately, and foods to avoid to provide therapeutic and strengthening results for the body and mind. Nutritional Counseling is often more successful with the combination of other corrective natural therapies.
The use of acupuncture needles that are then charged with a micro electric current to stimulate the acupuncture point. Electrical Stimulation assists in reducing inflammation, and releasing endorphins that can reduce pain and increase feelings of pleasure.
Vibration/ Sound Therapy:
The vibration from activating tuning forks are placed on particularly acupuncture points to stimulate muscle relaxation, blood flow, movement of qi and cellular repair. When the vibrations are transmitted to your body, they cause your muscles to contract and relax. Certain types of vibrations may also cause your body to produce more osteoblasts. These are cells that produce bone.
Sound therapy helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes our fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency which the brainwave can attune to. By using rhythm and frequency, we can entrain our brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur). This same concept is utilized in meditation by regulating the breath, but with sound it's the frequency that is the agent which influences the shift.
From Nikki: So if you are in the Knoxville area and would like to talk about any of these acupuncture services I would be very happy to discuss them further with. As I often explain each patient has a different need and comes from a unique lifestyle. Acupuncture and other oriental treatments will always be tailored specifically to each individual patient.