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Customized Therapies to Correct the Root Cause

Our physical, emotional, and mental states, as well as our relationship to our environment and the natural world affect our ability to maintain harmony. Our acupuncture and other therapies bring the body back into balance and stimulate the body to heal itself, which can lead to long-term improvements. When your body regains its natural balance, you are healthier, and you feel better. Treating the imbalance does not just treat the symptoms or mask the condition, but rather corrects the root of the problem by encouraging self-healing of the body.

At Alban Acupuncture, we tailor treatments to each patient’s needs. Therapies include acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na or Chinese Medical Massage, LED light therapy, gua sha, and cupping.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the main healing treatments within Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture works to correct imbalances in the body by stimulating specific points and meridians to increases circulation, reduce inflammation, and stop pain.

Acupuncture restores the balance and circulation of the body’s energy, called Qi (pronounced chee). There is no medication on the needles, instead, acupuncture stimulates the body to repair and heal itself.

Electroacupuncture

Electro-acupuncture is used to augment the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory aspects of acupuncture. Electro-acupuncture provides additional small amount electric stimulation to the acupuncture needles. The stimulation enhances muscle relaxation, the release of natural pain killers in the body, as well as decreases inflammation. Electro-acupuncture is most often used for chronic joint and muscle pain and inflammatory conditions. The pain relief with electro-acupuncture can be so dramatic it has been used for certain types of surgery in China.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs work to bring the body’s systems back into balance so the body can heal itself naturally.

Chinese Herbs are usually given as a formula of five to ten herbs. Each herbal formula is tailored for you. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment are often combined and complement each other. The most common ways to take Chinese herbs are in a tea, pills, or tincture.

Facial Rejuvenation

Chinese Medicine has over 2000 years of experience preventing and counteracting the signs of aging, balancing the complexion, and enhancing beauty. Many of your cosmetic concerns can be addressed using acupuncture facial rejuvenation including wrinkles, sagging skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, and puffiness from poor lymph drainage.

Cosmetic acupuncture incorporates many therapies personalized to your needs, such as acupuncture facial rejuvenation, facial gua sha, facial cupping, essential oils, and herbal therapies.

Cupping

Cupping works in conjunction with acupuncture to relax muscles and increase circulation. During this therapy, glass, wooden, or plastic cups are applied to the skin. The inside of the cup is depressurized with a flame or a vacuum, so it then lifts up the skin below it. Cupping often leaves round bruises, which are painless. It helps to relax the muscles and increase circulation.

Gua sha

Gua sha uses a smooth soup spoon or a jade stone tool to as a natural beauty technique, stimulates the collagen and brings more circulation to the face.

Essential Oils

Essential oils have the potential to address an issue at the root level producing lasting change, rather than temporarily masking a symptom. Essential oils can address many concerns such as neck pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, or for beauty. Essential are a highly concentrated version of the medicinal properties of the plant from which they derive. Essential oils are applied to the body at specific acupuncture points.

Acupressure (Tui Na)

Like acupuncture, Tui Na, or acupressure, works to balance disharmony in the body. Tui Na uses the Chinese medical massage techniques. Tui Na, combined with acupuncture, is very powerful to help the treatment have lasting results.

Joseph is dedicated to bring the best tui na to his practice in New York City. He studied in China with teachers famous for their massage techniques in treating orthopedic diseases and pain management.

LED Light therapy

Light therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that can help fight acne, reduce wrinkles, promote anti aging, and reduce pain. Light therapy is powerful alone and even stronger when combined with acupuncture.