Traditional Chinese Medicine,

Acupuncture & Cupping Therapy

Acupuncture is a powerful therapy.  Research has shown it's effectiveness in treating a vast array of conditions.  At Blue Stone Health Dr. Susan Frame, ND & Dr. Hailey Kanester, ND are  Board Certified in Acupuncture and have extensive training in cupping therapy, acupuncture for mental health, fertility, athletic injury recovery etc.  And Logan Grundy, TCMP is Blue Stone's TCM Practitioner.  This modality encompasses a few branches of treatments, all of which we offer at Blue Stone Health.  See below for more information.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Is an ancient medicine practiced in China for well over 2000 years that takes a holistic approach to treating the body. TCM accomplishes this through a variety of modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, tui na and diet therapy.

 

Acupuncture 

After a TCM diagnosis has been made based on the patients signs and symptoms the practitioner will use small needles to manipulate acupuncture points in an attempt to guide the body back to homeostasis and regain smooth flow and circulation throughout the body. Acupuncture can be used to prevent or overcome illnesses of both mind and body. 

 

Herbal Medicine and Diet Therapy

Similarly to acupuncture, herbal medicine and diet therapy are used to bring the body back into balance. By way of providing a physical substance to the body, which makes them particularly effective when the body lacks nourishment. Herbal medicine can be either prescribed as a single herb or a combination of herbs that have a synergistic effect when used together. Each herb or food has a specific energetic quality including thermogenic nature and organ it affects.

 

Cupping

Uses suction to apply cups directly to the skin. This increases circulation of blood, lymph, qi and can temporarily increase metabolism to the area being cupped. It is particularly effective in reducing muscle pain and tension by introducing fresh blood and restoring tissue function and hydration. Although this is one of its main uses it can also be used to promote digestion, release toxins, and is commonly applied at the acute stage of colds.

 

Gua Sha

This is a form of scraping the surface of the skin. Traditionally, a Chinese soup spoon was used, today specific tools have been designed. This scraping motion helps break up tissue adhesion, increases circulation and release excessive heat within the body. Often used for muscular pain, tension, fascia adhesion and scar tissue buildup. 

 

Tui Na

A form of Chinese massage that includes stimulation of acupuncture points and local massage techniques to provide targeted relief. This type of massage is short and focused often only lasting 5-15 minutes depending on circumstances and treatment plan. 

Ask us about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for anxiety, depression, mental health, stress reduction, nervous system support, muscle and joint therapies and concussion recovery

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