Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture (and oriental medicine) is a system of medicine that has been documented for more than 5,000 years. It is a system of medicine that has been used worldwide, yet only found its way to the United States in the 1970's.

Acupuncture is about observing the human condition. We look to find the ROOT cause of symptoms and imbalances. Your body knows how to heal itself and our goal is to bring your mind, body, and spirit into balance so that your innate healing systems can engage.

How do we help you heal?

There are many modalities that we may incorporate into your treatments.

Food

We are firm believers that your body cannot repair itself without the proper nutrition. So, we will always discuss the food that you put into your body and how to use food as our first line of defense.

Herbs

Herbal medicine can provide many needed nutrients to help your system come into balance. It is common to be prescribed a formula for a short time then to have that formula change as your body adapts.

Cupping

Cupping is a method to remove toxins and stagnant blood that has been trapped in the muscles and fascia. It is a modality that has been depicted in the oldest acupuncture documentation; however, it became popular amongst swimmers during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. We use several different types of cups depending on the situation; rubber, pump cups, or the famous fire cups.

Gua-Sha

Gua-Sha is a very aggressive therapy that is mainly used on those athletes and those with robust body compositions. It involves “scaping” the skin to elicit a histamine reaction. This triggers the body’s immune system to repair the muscle and skin tissue.

Tuina

Tuina is an intense Chinese massage that focuses on isolated areas and muscle groups that may be the root cause of immobility

Auricular Therapy

Auricular Therapy is the use of acupuncture points located on your ear. These points correspond to other parts of your body. The points are stimulated by needles, tacks, electricity, or seeds. Often Seeds are left on your ear post session to keep balancing your systems and alleviating pain.

Needles

We insert acupuncture needles into acupuncture points which are located all over your body (over 450). Acupuncture needles are not your normal needle. These sterilized single use needles are made of solid surgical steel thread and are about as thick as a human hair.

 

Microcurrent

Microcurrent is revolutionizing acupuncture. Acupuncture points are stimulated with very small electrical currents with specific frequencies.  This enables us to specialize your treatment even further to get your body healing even faster.

 

What can we help you heal?

  • Pain, Acute and Chronic
  • Digestive Issues
  • Menstrual Issues
  • Fertility Issues- Men and Women
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Diabetes
  • Blood Pressure- high/low
  • Weight Loss
  • Cancer Treatment Support
  • Insomnia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Eczema/ psoriasis
  • Arthritis
  • Scar Tissue, Adhesions
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Allergies
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Immune Boosting
  • Common Cold and Flu
  • Tennis / Golf Elbow
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Support
  • Sciatica
  • Pregnancy Related Issues
  • Natural Pregnancy Inductions
  • And More!

Brian Hornburg | M.A.,
Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac.,  Avazzia Specialist