Individual Acupuncture Treatment for Adult
Acupuncture is a treatment with very thin, hair-like needles based on Oriental medical theory. In our body, there are rivers of energy called Meridians (Keiraku). Acupuncture regulates the energy (Ki) in these pathways to boost up our natural self-healing power.
In Eastern Medicine, it is considered that our body is controlled by 5 kinds of organs' energies which are Liver energy, Heart energy, Spleen energy, Lung energy and Kidney energy. Diagnosis is the process to find which organ's energy is weak and which organ's energy is blocked, and according to Diagnosis, the first part of the treatment will try to strengthen the weak energy and release the blocked energy, resulting that overall energy becomes balanced.
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The diagnosis consists of listening to your health issues in detail, checking your pulse in your wrists, checking your abdomen to see where you feel tender or tight and checking diseased area such as knee if your health issue is knee pain.
Regular Acupuncture Needles: This is a needle commonly used in acupuncture treatment. The needles I use are finest needles made in Japan. The needles are one time use, disposable needles.
Round-Tip Needles: are thick and has a round tip so it won't penetrate the skin, and just touches the skin to harmonize the energy flow directly or indirectly, leading to loosening up the tension and the tenderness.
Moxa is dried herb (mugwort) used for heat therapy. When it is applied, you may feel warm or pinchy a little bit. This is often used for gynecological problems or digestive problems.
In Cozy Acupuncture, there are 2 kinds of treatments applied within 1 treatment.
One is to harmonize the energy flow of the whole body.
Another is to treat the diseased area or symptoms.
The treatment to harmonize the energy flow of the whole body is called Root Treatment. Harmonizing the energy flow of the whole body makes the pulse slower, the abdomen and muscles softer. That means the autonomic nervous system calms down and the immune system is strengthened, leading to stress reduction and prevention of diseases.
Another part of the treatment which tries to improve the symptom you are straggling with is called Local Treatment. For example, if you have low back pain, the painful low back is treated directly or indirectly to improve the low back pain. There are usually painful or tender spots around the low back and buttocks when pressed with fingers like red and blue dots in the right figure. I try to relieve the painful spots using the acupuncture points on the same energy pathway. A lot of painful spots when pressed before the treatment instantly disappear after the treatment and you should be able to move your low back without pain or you feel less painful compared to before the treatment.
When your health issue is chronic, even if you feel better right after the treatment, the symptom can come back so the accumulation of the treatments is necessary to make the period without the symptom longer or not to make the symptom reappear.
Also to improve even between treatments, I usually give some home therapy advice such as exercise, dietary advice or self-treatment using coins.
Please check various cases of acupuncture treatment actually performed at Cozy Acupuncture by clicking here.
Treatment at Cozy Acupuncture