Minnesota Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, & Massage

Men’s Health, Sports Medicine & Fertility

Men’s Health, Sports Medicine & Fertility

Experience a natural form of healing with concerns that are specifically associated with men. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can bring symptom relief along with new and interesting ways of understanding the body and facilitating a general sense of well-being. Some symptoms can be difficult or confusing for men, especially when speaking about sensitive matters, so we aim to help you feel comfortable while providing an informative treatment strategy. Read More about Acupuncture & Men’s Health »

Shiatsu and Tui Na Massage

Shiatsu and Tui Na Massage

What is Shiatsu and Tuina Massage?
Shiatsu is a style of bodywork that originated in Japan. It is similar to acupuncture, but uses finger pressure instead of needles. Shiatsu massage works to restore the healthy flow of energy throughout the body by working along the acupuncture meridians.

Tui Na massage also uses pressure along the acupuncture meridians of the body as well as a variety of techniques that stretch and relieve the muscles and joints of the body. One of Tui Na’s advantages over simple massage is its ability to focus on specific problems, especially chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It’s especially effective for joint pain (such as arthritis), sciatica, muscle spasms, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. It can also help chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches, and the tension associated with stress.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

What is Herbal Medicine:
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a large component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbal formulas are carefully chosen to target both the symptoms and the underlying cause of your condition. Formulas may be administered as raw herbs or powders made into tea, ready-made tinctures, capsules or pills and are chosen to best suit a patients lifestyle and individual health concerns. Although the side effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine are minimal compared to Western pharmaceuticals, it is still potent medicine and should only be prescribed by a skilled, licensed practitioner.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Food is Medicine. Nutrition is key to get our bodies back in balance. Nutritional Supplements can give your body that extra boost you are looking for. In conjunction with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine it can be very effective to achieve results towards health and healing.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

How can we understand how acupuncture works? From a western medical perspective by looking at the following:

  1. Acupuncture moves and promotes blood circulation to facilitate optimal healing and recovery.
  2. Acupuncture relaxes muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues, and relieves spasms and pain.
  3. Acupuncture regulates the metabolism, body fluids, and nutrients for optimal health.
  4. Acupuncture aids in controlling brain chemicals and neurotransmitters to calm the body, reduce pain, and balance the body.
  5. Acupuncture breaks up stagnated blood and muscle adhesion’s deep in the tissues from damage or injury to aid in resolving pain and recovery.
  6. Acupuncture stimulates and regulates the nervous system.

Cupping

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient therapeutic practice that pulls toxins up and out of the body while increasing circulation in the targeted area. It helps bring blood to the muscle layer to relieve muscle discomfort and internal imbalances that cause pain and dis-ease.

Cupping increases blood flow and removes stagnation from the body. The air inside a round, glass cup is heated and then the cup is applied to the skin, causing suction that pulls in soft tissue and draws blood to that specific area. Some conditions that cupping is useful for include:?Chronic pain, scar tissue, adhesions (knots), headaches/migraines, cellulite, clogged lymphatic system, constipation, bad posture, PMS, lower back pain, asthma, insomnia, and many other disorders.


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