Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for 20 minutes.
Gua Sha is an ancient technique used to relieve stiff and achy muscles. Using short brushing strokes with the edge of a ceramic Chinese soup spoon, or edge of a jade stone repeatedly until a pink or "Sha" response is elicited. Just like cupping therapy, this could appear painful, but it isn't. In fact, it feels again like another form of massage and takes the weight off your shoulders. Additionally it is used to eliminate fever, cough, and chest congestion.
It looks like a lamp, but does not produce any visible light. It is intended to emit energy in the infrared spectrum to provide topical heating for the purpose of temporarily elevating local tissue temperature and to use for the temporary relief and relaxation of minor muscle and joint stiffness. The heat generated is constant and very soothing to muscles and joints. It is also used in cases of deficiency for someone who is prone to feelings of cold.
Following an acupuncture treatment, seeds from the Vaccaria plant may be placed on the ears retained with small pieces of tape. The idea is the ear is a microcosm of the entire body. These seeds prolong treatments by stimulating corresponding points found on the body, via the ear. The Vagus nerve is stimulated, promoting circulation, and therefore can help regulate blood pressure, heart rate, calm the mind, and ease pain etc...
Complimentary as needed
Some cases require not only herbal formulas, but also food therapy based on Chinese Medicine, the seasons, and patients body type. If it is suspected that nutritional supplements are needed, it will be discussed at time of treatment or at subsequent visits based on speed of progress. Only the highest quality of supplements are prescribed at the clinic and have been personally taken and experienced by Dr. Koslosky.
All sorts of topical liniments and oils are used at acupuncture wellness visits. Most are infused with Chinese medicinals and CBD Clinic pain relief cream. Depending on the main concern of the patient, a liniment geared toward pain relief versus relaxation or both will be used!