Acupuncture & Tui Na
Acupuncture is a 2,500 year old healing modality that incorporates the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points are chosen based upon the principles of Chinese Medicine which aim to promote the free flow of vital energy ("Qi") through a system of meridians. It should be noted that all needles used in this practice are approved, sterile, and disposed of immediately after treatment. Joseph also specializes in Trigger Point Therapy, a contemporary biomedical form of dry needling that specifically targets muscular tension and effectively relieves acute and chronic pain disorders.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese Medical massage that is administered to patients while they are fully clothed. The techniques rely heavily on the manipulation of muscles, joints and bones so as to restore proper alignment to these structures in the body. Additionally, these techniques also increase the flow of Blood and Qi to these areas. Thus, it is used in conjunction with Acupuncture and other forms of Chinese Medicine to increase the rate of healing in a patient's condition during the course of treatment.