It may seem odd that sticking needles in various parts of the body can help relieve pain and alleviate many conditions. However, thousands of years of empirical evidence and a lot of modern research support this conclusion. We use carefully designed point combinations geared towards each individual patient and improvement of their condition.
Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years to maintain health and treat disease. Chinese herbs are safe and effective for many chronic and acute illnesses.We only use the highest quality and tested herbs to contribute to your healthy life.
Ever since the 2016 Summer Olympics, cupping has been the hottest therapy going. And for good reason. Cupping is the application of cups to various acupuncture points with a vacuum that pulls the skin, underlying fascia, and, depending on the location, muscle. This utterly relaxing therapy powerfully moves stagnations causing all sorts of aches and pains, , and can help clear many diseases.
Moxa is a common herb (aretemesia herba or mugwort) that is dried and aged. Moxibustion is the burning of the herb, most commonly above an acupuncture point, though it can be applied to a needle in a point, or directly on the skin. It is a warming. moving, and comforting treatment for many disorders.
Tui Na, literally translated as "push pull," is Chinese massage. And the benefits of massage are numerous and too long too list here. Traditonally, tui na includes stretches and, at least in China, joint manipulations similar to chiropractic. It tends to be a little harder than more traditional massage and is designed to treat specific musculoskeletal conditions.
San Diego Acupuncture Clinic is lucky to have an author and leading expert of drug-herb interactions on staff. If you are on any medications and want to take herbs or supplements, no body can do that as well as us. Let us look at what you are taking and make sure it is safe!
Gua sha, also spelled gwa sha, is a relaxing "scraping" massage over soft tissues of the body. It can feel like a deep massage that gets in and breaks down any stagnation or knots in the muscles. It brings movement and circulation to the applied area and can feel wonderful while treating the patient.
Supplements are confusing. Which work? Which are the best? Will they interfere with anything else I am taking? At San Diego Acupuncture Clinic, we use the latest evidence and tons of experience to recommend only what you need and can help.
The acupuncture points found on the ear help to regulate the body's internal organs, structures, and functions. Auricular therapy, which includes needles or seeds in the ear, is commonly used to benefit many health problems, including addictions, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and other conditions. Stress relief and a decrease in anxiety are commonly reported benefits of ear acupuncture.
Acupuncturists are not just trained in acupuncture and other Chinese modalities. Approximately one third of their four year training program is geared towards modern medicine. What this means is: we use all the tools possible to help our patients. It means we can order imaging and blood tests and employ most forms of physical exam in order to help our patients. And it means we know when to send our patients to their doctors or specialists. And all of this means our patients will get the best care possible, even if that isn't with us.
Chinese medicine encompasses so much more than what can be described on a single page on a website. This includes diet and nutrition, lifestyle, psychospiritual, and many other forms of support. What it means to our patients is we are here for you in any way you need us. We are on your team...
If you would like to talk with one of our amazing practitioners about your condition or if you are ready to book an appointment, please don't hesitate: Call us!