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At SynerChi Acupuncture we utilize multiple approaches to treat dysfunction, or disease in the body. Acupuncture is often the more well-known method, but it is not the only one. Many other techniques can be included in place of, or in addition to acupuncture. Below you will find a brief description of the techniques used in TCM.

Acupuncture

The use of very thin, sterile needles inserted into specific points on the body to promote circulation and mobilize your body's natural healing and immune response.

Fire Cupping

A therapy in which glass cups are placed on the skin to create a suction. Cupping promotes the circulation of blood by drawing out stagnant old blood, and introducing fresh, new oxygenated blood to promote healing.

Moxibustion

Chinese Mugwort, Ai ye, is used as a heat therapy to promote healing and boost immunity. This can be used to improve energy, soothe arthritic joints, reduce menstrual pain, resolve skin issues and much more.

Herbal Medicine

A smarter alternative pharmaceuticals which tend to override the body and and mask the problem, whereas Herbal Medicine treats the root of the problem as well as the symptoms.

Auricular

The ear is considered a microsystem of the body. Microsystems use one aspect of the body; for example, the ears, hands or feet to treat conditions that are present anywhere in the body.

Massage

When used appropriately, there is nothing like the human touch. Multiple styles of massage techniques are used to decrease pain and improve circulation.

Electro-stimulation

A gentle electric current used to increase blood flow,decrease inflammation and reduce pain.

Nutrition

The food and drink we consume play a huge roll in our health. It can be a slow form of poison or the most powerful form of medicine. We will look closely at the diet to modify and add where necessary.