Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Services
The World Health Organization recognizes Acupuncture as an effective treatment approach for post-operative pain, nausea and diarrhea, insomnia, anxiety and panic disorders. Visit the World Health Organization's Website for more information. The National Institute of Health is also finding acupuncture may be helpful in treating addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headaches, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain and osteoarthritis.
Chinese Medicine is an ancient practice over 5,000 years old and holds to the belief that a person's health is influenced by the smooth flow and balance of energy or Qi (pronounced chee). All parts of a human being, and nature itself, are interconnected and dependent on each other. The techniques listed below harmonize the flow of Qi within all aspects of the person and assist harmonizing our internal environment with the external environment.
Acupuncture Styles at InnerWorks
Acupuncture styles practiced at InnerWorks include Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture, Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture, Acudetox Acupuncture, and Kinesiology Acupuncture. All use Chinese Medicine principles to assist with diagnosis and treatment of the areas of complaint and the underlying cause of the symptoms that have manifested. Kinesiology Acupuncture also uses kinesiology for point selection and treatment. All are deeply relaxing and very seldom cause discomfort.
Acupressure and the Seva Stress Release Acupressure
Acupressure and the Seva Stress Release Acupressure use gentle pressure to the acupressure points in a specific order to alleviate symptoms and open up the flow of energy in the body. Similar to the acupuncture styles, the acupressure also is relaxing and helps gain a quiet, centered place that is deeply calming. Acupressure can be used for the same symptoms and conditions that acupuncture is used for. The Seva Stress Release was developed after 9/11 and used on the piers in NYC to help the emergency responders deal with the trauma they were exposed to. It is now used for both acute and chronic stress reduction.
Ear stapling utilizes ear acupuncture points associated with the digestive system (for weight loss) or respiratory system (for smoking cessation) and a nervous system calming point. The ear staple used is the same staple that is used for closing incisions after surgery. Application of the ear staple may sting for several minutes and has been reported to feel like getting your ear pierced.