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How Needle-less Acupuncture Works

By | 2017-11-01T15:06:48+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Chinese Medicine, Specials|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Needle-less Acupuncture Works

Needle-less acupuncture, much like traditional acupuncture, works to regulate the body’s Qi. We use a unique device that uses electric-pressure sparking (like that used in electronic lighters) to create a low electronic pulse that is painless yet effective.

So how does it work? Needle-less acupuncture is based on the electric current principle and the body’s bio-electricity. Faint but measurable amounts of electricity are produced by the heart, the brain, by individual cells, and even further yet by muscular contraction. The device emits a low voltage spark caused by the friction of two crystals.

This spark travels through the cells, muscles and energetic meridians of the body to regulate the body’s energetic balance. If the body’s energy flow is sluggish, the device will be a catalyst to speed it up, and if the energy in the meridian is excessive, the treatment will slow it down. Needle-less acupuncture has been shown to have great success in the treatment of joint-pain, stiff muscles, neuralgia, stress, headaches, insomnia as well as many other chronic conditions.

Shawn Harris is now seeing clients at Pulse Holistic Health.

Check out his introductory offer and find out more here.

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Amma Therapy

By | 2018-05-25T10:28:10+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Chinese Medicine|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Amma Therapy

What is Amma Therapy?

A classical form of Asian bodywork that predates acupuncture, “Amma” is the oldest Chinese word to describe bodywork or massage.  Chinese medicine is made up of three broad branches: Acupuncture, Herbs (includes nutrition) and Bodywork forms.  There are many forms of Asian bodywork such as Tui Na and Shiatsu.  Amma therapy is one form of Asian bodywork, descended through the lineage of a Korean born Tina Sohn (Kim).    The Amma therapist is highly trained in the principles of  Chinese Medicine including; Yin/Yang theory, 5 Element Theory, Organ theory, tongue and pulse diagnosis, holistic nutrition and food energetics. Like Acupuncture, Amma Therapy focuses on moving Qi (energy) in the body by accessing acu-points along the energetic channels. Where the acupuncturist would use needles, the Amma Therapist uses their fingers to manipulate these points.  This combined with a deep, circular, therapeutic massage technique, balances energy in the body and promotes healing at the root level.  The Amma therapist relies on their strength and sensitivity of hands, questioning and other assessment skills to give them continual feedback during treatment.

What can Amma do for you?
In ancient China, you did not pay your doctor while you were ill–you paid them while you were well–what a different medicine model.

At its best, Amma is a fantastic form of integrative holistic healthcare.  Amma is excellent for patients of all ages for both prevention and treatment of disease. It is a very powerful tool in addressing specific illnesses including difficult and chronic diseases.  Amma Therapy (acupressure/massage) has been used successfully to treat and/or manage conditions such as sprains, strains, and fractures; chronic disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, circulatory problems, anxiety, depression, gynecological problems, premenstrual problems, peri-menopause, menopausal considerations, […]