Tui Na, Gua Sha & Moxibustion in Kalamazoo
Tui Na, Gua Sha & Moxibustion in Kalamazoo
Ancient tools for therapeutic healing
We offer Tui Na, Gua Sha, Electro-Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Kalamazoo!
Each treatment may be booked independently, or our practitioners may include these alongside your acupuncture treatments. We believe a combination of these effective treatments can benefit our patients’ outcomes significantly.
Tui Na - Eastern Deep Tissue Massage
Tui Na is an effective millennia-old Asian Bodywork Therapy, that helps treat pain, illness, promotes healing and maintains optimal health. If old injuries limit you, Tui Na is especially transformational for treating symptoms associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Tui Na is medical massage therapy and not intended to be relaxing, although some clients find it can be. The goal in every Tui Na session is to balance the flow of blood and energy through the meridians, harmonizing the circulation of blood through the vessels, which results in deep relaxation, stress reduction, pain and symptom relief.
A Tui Na medical massage includes the use of oscillating movements, pressure techniques and passive joint movements on your muscles and tendons to realign your body and restore function to your muscles and joints.
Tui Na in Kalamazoo
The pressure your therapist applies varies from light to heavy, starting slowly and increasing with speed, which increases the circulation of your blood and energy.
We offer Tui Na in Kalamazoo as a 60 or 90-minute traditional Tui Na deep tissue massage, or in conjunction with acupuncture during an acupuncture session.
Moxibustion in Kalamazoo - Heated Herbal Treatment Therapy
Moxibustion (moxa) is an integral part of traditional medicine in China, as well as Tibet, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia.
Moxibustion involves the placement of a heated medicinal herb (Mugwort Leaf) placed to warm the selected meridian/body part.
You will lie down in a comfortable, resting position and, depending on your diagnosis, different moxibustion techniques are useful.
The good news is that moxibustion treatments get our patients into a very relaxed state! It is pleasant, soothing and helps to melt pain away.
Moxibustion in Kalamazoo
We use moxibustion in Kalamazoo, particularly in the cold seasons, to warm the body, for treating chronic ailments, pain, and to help with colds and flus.
We also use it for:
and even to help turn a breach baby!
patients with arthritis
to reduce pain and relax the muscles.
lower back pain
moxibustion is a very effective natural pain relief.
treating internal conditions
like sleep & insomnia.
Gua Sha Treatments
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese healing treatment that involves applied pressure with a smooth-edged tool to stroke or “scrape” the skin. Often used alongside treatments such as acupuncture, Gua Sha is commonly used to treat chronic pain including neck, back and shoulder pain, leg and arm pain and for migraines.
After oil is applied, the tool will be used gently, with additional pressure added gradually for subsequent strokes. Gua Sha helps with detoxification, increases blood flow, and promotes healing.
Gua Sha in Kalamazoo
Initial research has shown positive results for conditions including perimenopausal symptoms, breast fullness, Hepatitis B, Tourette’s syndrome, and more. Further research is being conducted on Gua Sha treatments to show more definitive results.
Note: Gua Sha treatments are not suitable for those taking medicine for blood clots.
If you want to try Gua Sha in Kalamazoo, call us before booking to make sure it's right for you.
Electro Acupuncture in Kalamazoo
Electro-Acupuncture is a technique that stimulates acupuncture needles with mild electrical currents.
We use different electrical currents for each purpose, such as stimulating nerve generation, promoting tendon/muscle repair and aiding in treating neurological disorders.
Electro-acupuncture is beneficial for patients struggling with infertility by promoting blood flow to the uterus and can improve oocytes’ growth in patients with PCOS.
Deciding what treatment is best for you will depend on your preferences and what your acupuncturist recommends.
Eleectro-Acupuncture in Kalamazoo
Most evidence suggests that any form of acupuncture is effective, although some practitioners report more comprehensive results with electro-acupuncture.
Electro-acupuncture can be very beneficial for a wide range of treatments to help with pain management, fertility, smoking cessation, and even depression.
Are you looking for alternative healing therapies in Kalamazoo?
We welcome your call!