Acupuncture originated thousands of years ago in China. It’s been practicing there and gradually spread out all over the world and has started recognizing their effect on our body.
It involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient's skin at certain points on the body to regulate your qi (vital energy), blood, yin (material of body) and yang (movement/heat) in balance. It treats physical and mental conditions such as muscle and joint pains, depression, anxiety, and hormonal imbalance etc.
Besides needling, I utilize cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, essential oils and moxa therapies etc for the part of the treatment. Or interested in Non-Insertion Needle method?
Have you seen dark red or purple round marks on back of any athelete or celebrity on TV? Here's the picture you can see the round purple marks on his shoulder from the famous Olympic Swimmer Micheal Phelps below. Those are the marks caused by the cupping therapy. Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin. Depending on the condition, cups just remain at the same position, or we move the cups up and down to promote the blood circulation for the local area where the qi and blood are not moving and stagnated. We believe that it causes pain where qi and blood are stagnated (poor circulation) in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Moxa is used as heat therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Moxa is made of dried Chinese mugwort (Artemesiae Vulgaris) and has a multiple of different forms such as moxa stick and moxa cone. Moxa is burned and placed on the acupuncture points and/or channels to add and move qi in your body. The method is used for those who is diagnosed as “yang” deficiency. Yang is like the heat of the body, and creates upward movement of qi. If yang is deficient, you would feel more cold symptoms.
Chinese Herbal Medicine can be taken for many benefits such as acute/chronic illness, prevention, and promoting the immune system in safer way and less or no side effects. One of the great advantages is to treat your individual pattern as well as the symptom or disease, so the prescribed formula is customized and most suitable to your condition.
Aki Healing Arts
Acupuncture & Reiki for healing your body & mind
2025 112th Ave.N.E. Ste 301, Bellevue, WA 98004
AkiHealingArts@gmail.com | (206)399-8581 | Acupuncture in Bellevue