Knoxville Acupuncture Services
To prompt the healing process, one or more of the following Chinese medical strategies are employed during the acupuncture session.
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 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.
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.
From Nikki: Please feel free to email me or call the clinic if you have questions about any of our services. We would be happy to answer any questions you have. Each individual has a different need and comes from a unique lifestyle. Acupuncture and other oriental treatments will always be tailored specifically to each individual patient.