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Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bodywork Services in the Twin Cities
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Traditional Chinese Medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy— known as Qi — believed to flow through pathways in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture seeks to support the body to rebalance energy.
Afraid of needles? There are many other ways to move and balance Qi to promote harmony. Schedule a consultation to find out what can work for you.
Tuina is a form of bodywork based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Working along specific energetic channels throughout the body, Tuina uses stretches, pressure, and joint rotations to balance the body’s Qi.
The name of this modality comes from the two words describing actions in the treatment: tui means “to push” and na means “to grab or squeeze.”
Cupping is an ancient health practice found in many cultures around the world. Evidence is found in hieroglyphics in Egyptian pyramids referring to cupping treatment. In Traditional Chinese Medicine heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the energy pathways of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of Qi and releasing muscle tension.
In modern practice, silicon or plastic cups may be used to create suction and either left stationary or "glided" across the body surface.
Gua sha is sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’ in traditional Chinese medicine. Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’.
Raising sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic. Modern research shows the transitory therapeutic petechiae produce an anti-inflammatory and immuno-protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment
Pelvic steaming (also known as vaginal steaming, perineum steaming, or sitz baths) is a traditional practice of sitting or kneeling over a warm pot of boiling water. To enhance the effect pelvic steaming, custom herbal blends are used to address symptoms and balance the body. Pelvic steaming is used to address issues like irregular menstruation, hormonal imbalances, fibroids, low libido, and infertility.