Confluence Healing offers not only acupuncture, but a variety of services to enhance health and treat numerous types of injuries, illnesses, and health complaints. Even if you are not a fan of needles, there are other options for you! Call or email to see what treatment is right for you.
A centuries old technique of using very fine needles inserted along the acupuncture meridians or pathways to manipulate energy flow in the body to improve health, stop pain, and impart a feeling of well being. Acupuncture is effectively used to treat a wide range of health issues and ailments, and many common musculoskeletal injuries and complaints.
Cupping- Use of suction created in a glass or plastic cup to increase circulation and draw out stagnation. It's a great way to address pain & muscular tension. Results are usually immediate.
Gua Sha- Painless scraping of the skin with a smooth instrument (usually a piece of Jade) to draw out stagnation. Similar therapeutics as cupping therapy.
Therapeutic heat created by using an herb called 'Mugwort,' which is ignited and held over specific acupuncture points or areas of the body. Great for arthritis and painful injuries such as tendonitis, bursitis, and muscular strains. Effects are often immediate, and most people find the treatment very pleasant and relaxing.
Low voltage electricity used to directly stimulate acupuncture points. Often used in pain syndromes or to enhance treatment effects, settings can be adjusted to your tolerance. TENS units (without the needles) are the devices commonly used in physical therapy settings
Herbal consultations are available upon request to help address imbalances in the body, or with the goal of helping alleviate specific symptoms, aliments, or disease states. Please see the "Herbal Remedies" page for more information about herbs.
Some recommendations that may be discussed are consumption or avoidance of certain foods to optimize your body's constitution. Specific Tai Chi or Qi Gong exercises, or other stress relieving activities may be incorporated into your treatment plan as well.