Acupuncture is method of treatment that originated in ancient China. The principles of acupuncture are to restore balance and regulate the free flow of Qi pronounced (chee) & blood in the body. Theoretically if qi and blood are flowing harmoniously pain an disease should not occur.
Electro acupuncture is standard acupuncture with the addition of electric stimulation applied to the acupuncture needles. Electric acupuncture is used to help increase the healing time and reduce pain levels. Electric acupuncture gives the acupuncturist the ability to choose specific frequencies and specific treatment durations.
Dry needling is a term acupuncturist use to describe the use of acupuncture needles that are inserted and then removed from targeted trigger points. During a dry needling treatment, your acupuncturist will insert acupuncture needles into trigger points with the goal to cause a muscle contraction. This muscle contraction can reset the muscle to a more relaxed state.
Targets healing in the places that need it most! Cupping creates separation in the targeted areas. This allows for new blood and qi to circulate to the area, reduce inflammation, break up scar tissue/adhesions and increase lymphatic drainage.
Gua-sha is a painless scraping technique that is used to release stagnated qi and blood from painful areas. Gua-sha also releases unhealthy elements from injured areas. Gua-sha also increases blood flow, breaks up scar tissue, improves range of motion, reduces pain and promotes the healing process.
When you come to DeCicco Acupuncture we will use any or all of modalities necessary in order to achieve optimal health. We are passionate about what we do and if there is a condition your dealing with, we want to help.