Thrive Wellness believes that Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a crucial component along with exercise, massage therapy, and proper nutrition in achieving optimal, balanced health.

Acupuncture | Cupping | Aromatherapy & Essential Oils | Moxabustion

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion and stimulation of very thin needles at specific points on the body. These points follow channels or meridians that connect all the major organs and body’s structures. Together, the needles’ activation of these specific points influence and balance the body’s energetic Qi (pronounced chee) which flows throughout the meridians and has the ability to alter various biochemical, physiological, and emotional conditions.

Effects include:

  • increased circulation
  • decreased inflammation and pain
  • improved mood and relaxation
  • enhanced digestion
  • hormone regulation
  • invigorated immunity

Thus, the body’s improved energy flow and biochemical balance encourages the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique used to prevent and relieve illness and to decrease pain. This technique stimulates the body to draw out pathogenic factors, improve circulation, promote digestion, and encourage the lymphatic system to filter out congested waste products. Common ailments benefited from this treatment include headaches, common colds, asthma, muscle pain/sports injuries, and stomachaches.

Aromatherapy & Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help stimulate health, recovery, and relaxation for the body and mind. Essential oils are natural extracts from seeds, roots, stems, flowers, leaves and the bark of plants. The two most common methods of using essential oils are topically and aromatically. Topical use of essential oils quickly absorb into the skin and spreads through the body via the bloodstream, offering full body benefits, immune support, and immediate comfort. To use essential oils aromatically, they are inhaled through the nose stimulating the limbic system in our brain promoting relaxation in our bodies while calming our emotions.  When essential oils are used, both topically and aromatically, during a treatment session, we call this aromatherapy.  Specific oils are selected for their benefits to best help you reach your personal health goals for the session.  At Thrive Wellness, our practitioners only use pure essential oils for therapeutic and professional application.

Moxabustion

Moxabustion is a method of treatment applying heat and a Chinese herb known as Mugwort to acupuncture points or certain areas of the body to treat disease or for the maintenance of health. This treatment relieves pain, warms the body, and activates the acupuncture points to create energy and balance in the body. Common ailments alleviated by this treatment include arthritis, fatigue, and most gynecological disorders.

To learn more about acupuncture and TCM and how it can help you, or to make an appointment, contact us today.