Acupuncture has been so impactful on my life and in being able to function in so many different ways.— Our Patient
ACUPUNCTURE • ACUPRESSURE • DRY NEEDLING • LASER ACUPUNCTURE • CUPPING • E-STIM (ELECTRICAL STIMULATION) • HERBAL MEDICINE • MOXIBUSTION (MOXA) • CHINESE DIETETICS • SOTAI MASSAGE • GUA SHA
As one of the country’s most popular forms of alternative medicine, acupuncture is a relaxing, rejuvenating therapy that has been shown to improve conditions ranging from mild to severe, spanning all the major systems of the body. It is particularly popular for back pain, neck pain, and stress relief. The acupuncture style utilized at The Fountain Acupuncture is very gentle and highly effective. Learn more about acupuncture here. Schedule your acupuncture appointment here.
Dry needling is an increasingly popular form of needle therapy, especially effective for pain relief and muscle relaxation. This technique involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points, known as “trigger points,” in your muscles. By stimulating these points, dry needling can release the knot and relieve muscle pain and spasm. The treatment is often used to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain. Like acupuncture, dry needling offers a non-pharmacological approach to pain management. Dry needling seeks to relieve pain and restore normal muscle function, encouraging the body’s natural healing process. Schedule your acupuncture appointment here and request dry needling during your appointment at no extra charge.
For patients who are needle-sensitive or those who prefer not to use needles, acupressure is a way to rectify the energy channels in the body using powerful acupuncture points coupled with targeted deep tissue therapy. See also Non-insertive needling and laser acupuncture below. Schedule your appointment here.
For sensitive patients or sensitive acupuncture points, a cold laser is used to penetrate deeply into the cells around the acupuncture point to stimulate a healing response. Infrared wavelengths penetrate much deeper into the body than those of visible light, allowing the cold laser to be safely and effectively used on bone, cartilage, nerve, and vascular tissue. Schedule your appointment here.
For patients who are needle-sensitive or those who prefer not to use needles, Japanese non-insertive tools are used to direct and promote the flow of qi in the body’s energy channels. These tools are also very popular with pediatric patients. Schedule your acupuncture appointment here and request needle-free therapies at your appointment.
E-Stim (Electrical Stimulation)
Our e-stim device provides a gentle, superficial pulsatile current to alleviate pain in the cervical vertebrae, shoulders, feet, and hands – some common applications: Bell’s Palsy, neuropathy, arthritis, rheumatism, osteoporosis, sciatica, spondylitis, and fibromyalgia. Schedule your acupuncture appointment here.
HERBAL MEDICINE / PLANT MEDICINE
Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine provides a way to extend treatment outside the office by strengthening the body, aiding with detoxification, and/or bolstering your acupuncture treatment. According to the NIH, natural products consisting of herbs and natural supplements are currently the number one complementary and alternative medicine therapy in the country. In China, herbal medicine is also the number one most-utilized natural therapy. Learn more about Chinese herbal medicine here. Schedule your appointment here.
A warming and supplementing therapy utilizing mugwort to strengthen the blood, stimulate optimal flow of qi, and maintain health. Schedule your appointment here.
Chinese Dietetics / Nutritional Counseling
The Chinese have been masters of the art of digestion for millennia. Chinese nutritional counseling is available to take advantage of this centuries-old science and optimize your digestive function and comfort. Schedule your appointment here.
BODYWORK / MASSAGE
Cupping, a “reverse massage” with medical cups, is used for sore muscles, tension, neck and back pain, and for symptoms associated with the common cold. Check out our blog post on cupping here to see why celebrities and olympians around the globe are utilizing Chinese medicine and cupping as part of their healthcare regimen. Schedule your appointment here.
Japanese Sotai Massage
Sotai is a gentle and very relaxing Japanese manual therapy for neuromuscular reeducation and unwinding muscular holding patterns. Dr. Keizo Hashimoto invented this therapy, a combination of traditional East Asian and biomedical knowledge, with the idea that structural disorders can be treated by moving the body in the direction of ease. Schedule your appointment here.
Gua sha is an ancient Chinese bodywork technique with thousands of years of use in China and east Asia. The technique is performed by stroking the skin with a special jade implement, and is shown to produce anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing effects. Modern medical knowledge is finally catching up – there are currently over 500 studies showing the clinical effectiveness of gua sha. It is particularly useful for fever, flu, headache, migraine, neck pain, back pain, knee pain, earaches, asthma, and bronchitis. Schedule your appointment here.