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The following is an explanation of the different adjunctive therapies that may be used during your acupuncture treatment to modify or prevent pain perception and to normalize the body's physiological functions.

Moxibustion

Friselina Locadia Pennsylvania pain specialistMoxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). 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 bodywork. 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. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Cupping

Friselina Locaida Pennsylvania Pain SpecialistCupping 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.

Qigong/Meditation

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.  Meditation is used to focus one's mind for a period of time, either in silence or accompanied by words or music.  Both are method of stress reduction and relaxation.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-Acupuncture or E-stim, is the static stimulation of needles, using small electric curent stream that is connected to acupuncture needles. This procedure increases circulation and is often used for musculo-skeletal conditions.

Friselina Locadia, M.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist

Flashpoint Acupuncture
127 S. 5th Street
Suite 120
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 484-695-5200
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