Acupuncture

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​Acupuncture is the process of insertion of thin needles into the body along energy currents called meridians. This process regulates and revitalizes the natural healing abilities of the body. Acupuncture has been proven effective for a wide range of ailments, including all types of pain, fertility issues, hormonal imbalances, migraines, addiction, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, chronic fatigue, common cold, digestive issues, and more!

Your Treatment May Also Include...

Cupping

Treatment to reduce pain, tension and stiffness by using glass cups to increase circulation. Heat is used to create a suction onto the skin and the cups stay on the skin for several minutes, either stationary or manipulated by the practitioner. ***Dark circle marks may appear on the skin from the superficial capillaries breaking under the skin. The dark circles look like a bruise, but are not the same as a bruise from a trauma.

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Electro-Acupuncture

Acupuncture points are stimulated with a safe, gentle, therapeutic electrical current. This is commonly used for pain, muscular weakness, or nerve disease/issues.

Guasha

The use of a ceramic tool in a repeated stroking pattern along the skin of the back to alleviate tension and expel disease. This will lead to the appearance of “sha”, reddish pink coloration on the surface of the skin. It is an indication of the release of toxins, and does not break the skin or cause pain.

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Moxibustion

Dried mugwort (herb) in stick or cone form is burned as a warming therapy.

How to Prepare for Treatment

  • Complete all paperwork prior to arrival at Connected Healing for your session (contact your practitioner if unable to complete online paperwork for any reason)
  • Eat a light meal or snack no more than 2 hours prior to treatment
  • Maintain hydration throughout the day prior to treatment
  • Wear clothing that can be rolled up to the knees and elbows, or bring a change of clothing (shorts, tank top)
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or excessive amounts of caffeine prior and following your treatment
  • Compile a list of medications, supplements, vitamins, etc. to bring and share with your practitioner