Electro-acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles to acupuncture points on the body. The method for electro-acupuncture involves needles inserted as in a traditional treatment, with a small electrode is attached to them. Electrical-acupuncture provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the qi running through these points.
Electro-acupuncture has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, especially chronic pain, muscle spasms and neurological issues.
Moxibustion is an externally applied TCM treatment using a Chinese herb called Moxa (Artemisia argyi), commonly known as 'Mugwort'. Moxa is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort to promote healing. Moxibustion provides radiant heat that warms and invigorates the flow of Qi in the body.
Moxibustion has successfully been used to treats pain and arthritis, digestion, gynecological conditions.
Moxa can turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth. Several scientific studies conclude that acupuncture and moxibustion is a safe and effective modality to correct breech presentation in a clinical setting. A 3 year study published in American Journal Chinese Medicine (2001) based in a facility where 1437 births were reported a correction rate of 92% effective in turning breech presentation with acupuncture and moxibustion.
Tui Na is a highly effective and non invasive treatment to regulate and energies the body. Tui Na comprises of various manipulation techniques such as stretching, lifting, pushing, stroking and acupressure which is renowned for its relaxing and powerfully energizing effects. It works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi. Removing these blockages restores the balance of qi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality.
Tui Na is well known for its effectiveness in treatment of muscular - skeletal conditions, headaches, anxiety, circulatory problems and hormonal imbalance among others. Tui Na is also an effective way to maintain health, reduce the chance of injury and enhance flexibility and manage stress.
Tui Na is rarely used alone, but in combination with other modalities such as acupuncture and herbal medications, to bring about desired results. Tui Na has been shown to effectively treat many internal and external problems.
At Boulder Acupuncture Clinic we use a desensitization technique for allergies and sensitivities of all types. According to the Chinese system of medicine, the Qi energy flows along specific pathways in the body, known as meridians. If energy is blocked sickness, allergies or sensitivities can occur. Using acupuncture we can restore balance in the body with respect to a particular allergen. By combining exposure to the allergen with a specialized balancing treatment protocol, the body's energy is reprogrammed so that it no longer clashes with the allergen's energy. This process helps correct the body's imbalances resulting in healing and restoration.