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Acugraph

The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerized tool used to analyze and document the energetic status (Qi) of the acupuncture meridians.  This quick exam will graph your meridians and provide a detailed description of the level of Qi in each of the meridians. This information is very helpful in allowing the acupuncturist to see where the imbalances are occurring and how to best restore health and vitality.

Moxibustion

Other Modalities - Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa,) or a heat lamp. Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical massage. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve the microcirculation of the soft tissue. Gua sha is intended to address the stagnant energy in the body that is responsible for inflammation and pain. Scraping the skin’s surface in the case of gua sha is thought to help break up this stagnant energy. Where there is free flow of Qi, there is healing and relief from chronic pain.

 

 

Family Acupuncture Center
25 Orchard St., Suite 102
Denville, NJ 07834
973-625-2585