Acupuncture of Powell
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing — that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Chinese Therapeutic Food Consultation
Traditional Chinese Medicine involves eating seasonal foods, and eating foods which impart different energetic qualities as a means of regaining and maintaining good health for your whole self. Body, Mind, and Shen, or "Heart-Mind". Some foods are warming, or cooling, astringing, or may nourish blood, yin, yang, body fluids and Qi. Others tend to produce dampness and heat. When you eat, how you cook your food, and in what fashion you take your meals, as well as whether you have regular eating habits, all impact you both mentally and physically.
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine, I insert very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. I then attach the needles to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.
Although Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique used by Chinese Medicine practitioners for thousands of years, it is relatively unknown in the West. It is recognized throughout Asia as a highly effective treatment for chronic pain conditions, stress, fatigue, and a host of other ailments.
First, Gua Sha oil is applied to a specific meridian (energy pathway) on your body. I then use a smooth round-edged object (such as a spoon) to apply short brisk strokes to that area. This creates red patches of skin (called "Sha"), detoxifying your blood and restoring the healthy flow if Qi (energy) to the area. There is no pain involved, and the Sha will fade in 2 to 3 days. But the sense of health and vitality you experience from it will last much longer.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), and enhance your overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Tui Na is an ancient form of bodywork that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I use a variety of pressures and strokes along the meridians (energy pathways) of your body to both relax your muscles and also stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body. By treating both the physical (musculature) and energetic (Qi) levels of your body at the same time, I can achieve results far beyond what you’d receive from a conventional massage therapy session.
Medical Qi Gong
Medical Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese Medical practice that combines slow movements, conscious breathing, and focused mental attention to strengthen and enhance the flow of Qi (energy) throughout your body. Rather than addressing your symptoms (as Western medicine tends to do), Medical Qi Gong addresses your ailment at its very source by healing your entire being — mentally, emotionally and physically.
Holistic Lifestyle Solutions
Holistic healthcare providers address all parts of you and your lifestyle. Even the most conscientious and health-aware person can be negatively affected keeping up in our hectically paced world, bombarded with in-your-face marketing and twenty four hour social availability. Balance requires play, movement, exercise, work, rest, and a little personal quiet time for intellectual pursuits and reflection. De-stressing can seem out of reach. With guidance, you will learn how to seamlessly integrate small consistent changes that lead to big, long lasting results. Think journey; not just the goal. The result will be an adaptogenic life, with more peace and good health.
Ancient TCM saying: A peaceful mind equals a healthy man. (Person)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), believes we possess an entire microcosm of our body's acupuncture points and channels in the outer ear. These are effective therapeutic points, often used in addition to the body for your treatment. Auricular acupuncture points are also used by themselves for various indications. The National Association of Detoxification and Addiction (NADA) has developed standard auricular acupuncture protocols to treat addiction, smoking cessation, compulsive behaviors, PTSD, and weight loss. For more information about the NADA protocols, click the following website link:
Oncology (cancer) Support and Home Hospice Care
Acupuncture strengthens your immune system, treats nausea, diarrhea, and pain. It also calms the mind, allowing one to relax, and have restful and rejuvenating sleep. As support during radiation and chemotherapy, it makes a real difference in quality of life.
As a relaxation and pain relief tool during Hospice Care, in your home, or that of a loved one, my professional and compassionate care will aid comfort and calmness.